Glen has written an article that outlines how to manipulate the MCMS database using unsupported methods by simulating the XML stream coming from Site Manager. Using this method is unsupported and willl break the Microsoft Support Boundaries for MCMS. The same arguments as listed here do also apply to this method. And again: I really don’t […]
I would like to let you known that I recently uploaded a new version of my Web Author Extension to GotDotNet. The new version now also supports persistence of settings in a cookie. Whenever a user opens a dialog again he will see the same settings he choosed last time. This has been an often […]
The .NET framework ships with a very flexible tracing feature provided through the Trace class in the System.Diagnostics namespace. Debug.Diagnostics.Trace.WriteLine(“My Debug Output”); Whenever you need to write some debug output just use Trace.WriteLine to send the debug output to a Trace Listener. In my project I have added some line of code to the […]
Jawad has posted a blog entry about how to calculate the Cache Node Size for a MCMS site. Unfortunatelly he used the query from an KB article which has been updated a couple of month ago in his blog. Beside the fact that copying KB article content to a blog might be a copyright violation […]
Just got the confirmation that I will be able to attend the EMEA Tech-Ed this year in Amsterdam. I will mainly attend the sessions of the Portals and Collaboration track. In addition Arpan asked me to participate in the Ask the Expert program. So if someone would like to meet me in person: Tech-Ed would […]
Every developer or support engineer debugs applications at some stage in his or her career, yet debugging is often viewed as an arcane and difficult topic. While it is often difficult to determine why an application is hanging, leaking memory, or crashing, there are techniques you can apply to make the debugging process more productive […]
Just want to let all of you know that I recently uploaded an updated version of my Web Author Extension to allow configuration of the standard web author dialogs (see here for details). The new version now also supports configured sorting of the revision history dialog. It can be downloaded using the link below: http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/UserSamples/Details.aspx?SampleGuid=DD7F32CC-7543-4026-B858-69CC4A25EF99
Most of you might have experienced the problem that a posting needs to be rolled back to a previous version – either because the author accidentily modified a wrong one or because the editor decides that the changes are not acceptable and rejects the changes. Although MCMS does provide the revision history browser to view […]
Mei Ying and myself have already blogged about this topic. Chester now added a great summary plus an alternative solution for a remaining problem in SP1a.
[Via Angus and AJ] Ivega has written an interesting article on how to create a placeholder control to show dynamic forms in presentation mode based on selections done by the author. http://spaces.msn.com/members/ivega/Blog/cns!1pEyyJv-EcsW6arRen2mfS7Q!111.entry
There are two different reasons for ugly URL’s on in presentation mode: when using Webauthor and switching to live site when doing a postback in on a form to send data to the server. The following articles discuss different ways to address this: http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner/archive/2004/04/23/118623.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner/archive/2004/04/29/122527.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/stefan_gossner/archive/2003/12/03/40957.aspx
[Via Milan Negovan] Ever deployed a “debug” ASP.NET into production? Then, you might want to review this excellent article. A recommended reading for everyone building ASP.NET based web sites – including ASP.NET based MCMS sites.