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  1. Jonathan
    Jonathan avatar
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    13 Jul 2012
    14 Jun 2007
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      I am new to Sitefinity and am evaluating the standard edition.  I have a few questions about development.

     1. Besides creating master pages, what role does Visual Studio have in the development process? Is it mainly to create user controls?

    2. In the features overview it says that Sitefinity comes with Radcontrols. Are all the controls available for use? When editing a page, the only controls I see listed are RadTabStrip, RadMenu, RadPanelbar.

    3. We will be using Sitefinity for our company intranet, and we would like to have a portion of the site only accessible to users who are logged in. Once the user is logged in we would then show them content based on their identity. I know the first step is turning off anonymous access for those pages. But after that can you give me some pointers on how to check a users identity and take action based on that?

    Thank you,
      Jonathan Dennis 
  2. Pepi
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    31 Jan 2017
    15 Jun 2007
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    Hello Jonathan,

    1.You can use Visual Studio not only for creating Master Pages and User Controls but also for classes, implementing some specific logic that will be used in the User Controls for example.

    2.Yes, Sitefinity is shipped with the whole RadControls suite. Some of these controls are used in the Administration section; also, you can use each of the Rad Controls in your User Controls or you can add them to the Sitefinity Toolbox through web.config.

    3.Currently, Sitefinity doesn't support Public users, but you could always add such functionality. We intend to provide Public users module in the next version of Sitefinity. For the time being we can recommend the following two approaches:

        • use the same Membership providers as CMS users implementation. You should define a specific role for the            Public users to separate them from CMS users.
        • use different Membership providers. In this case you will need to crate a second login form for the Public users          and specify provider name. Note that different providers can use the same or different databases.

    If you come up with more questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

    the Telerik team

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