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What happened to the Archive control in 3.2 SP2

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  1. Lyn
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    08 May 2008
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    Hi,

    We use the archive control quite extensively throughout our intranet for news archives etc.

    It provided great functionality by being able to group news items by month.

    It use to be under "Generic Content" in the toolbox in version prior to 3.2 SP2 but it seems to have disappeared?

    Why has it been removed? Can we put it back in?

    Thanks

    Seth
  2. Kalina
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    09 May 2008
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    Hi Seth,

    Thanks for bringing up this issue!

    Recently, many users reported performance related problems with the News Archive control. That is why we decided to rework it and to temporarily hide it from the Administrative section. We are sorry for not communicating that earlier to the community!

    Per most recent schedule, we will not be able to include the archive control fixes in the coming Sitefinity 3.2. SP2 release by the end of May. What we are planning to do right after the release is deliver a KB article detailing how users can create and use news archive controls.

    Once again, thanks for notifying us of the caused problem. Your points have been updated.

    Regards,
    Kalina 
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  3. UI Crew
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    09 May 2008
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    Hi,

    Bring back a Archive control that could be used for any Generic base module would be great eg. news, events, etc.

    We didn't find any performance issues ourselves

    We are just upgrading to 3.2 SP1 is there a way we can bring it back.

    Seth
  4. Kalina
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    Hi Seth,

    Today we made a posting to the Sitefinity Blogs on how implement an archive control for Blogs: 

    ArchiveControl workaround
    With very little work you can extend or modify the example to support Events and News.

    I hope that this works for you. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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    Kalina
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  5. SelAromDotNet
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    is this workaround still the only way to work with news archives?
  6. Georgi
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    Hi SelArom,

    The archive control will be fixed and will work as expected in the upcoming service pack.

    Regards,
    Georgi
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  7. Joe
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    When do you expect the new version to be released?
  8. Georgi
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    Hello Joe,

    It is released already. You can download Sitefinity 3.5SP1 from your Client.Net account.

    Best wishes,
    Georgi
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