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Sitefinity 5.2 is a web application, right?

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  1. Nattawut
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    18 Dec 2012
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    I recently downloaded and tried to develop user controls (I think you call it widget) to the cms. I noticed that I have to build the project the make the code behind to work.

    So the Sitefinity CMS is a web application, right? not the website?

    Is there a way to make it works like a website to avoid the compile time?

    Sometimes when I change the code behind and build the project but the front-end doesn't change, is that because of the cache? can I disable it for development environment? (I have to make a tiny modification to web.config to make the latest version of my user control to work)

    Any ideas or suggestion please let me know.
    Thank you very much
  2. Daniel Plomp
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    18 Dec 2012 in reply to Nattawut
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    Hi Nattawut,

    Yes, Sitefinity is a web application, which is good in my opinion! :)
    I'm not sure if you can convert it to a website. I once worked with such configuration, but I'm not sure how they managed to run it as a website. I ran into all kind of troubles though.

    Regarding the changes: You could try to disable the caching of the site, while developing? Goto:

    Administration -> Settings -> Advanced -> System -> Output Cache Settings

    And disable the 2 checkboxes.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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  3. Nattawut
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    Hi Daniel,

    thank you for your suggestion. I also think web application is better. I am having problem with only the cache thing. I'll try the settings you say. Thank you very much for your help.

    regards,
    Nattawut
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