Category Archives: Umbraco CMS

Migrating Umbraco SQLCE database to MSSQL

Since Umbraco version 4.6 (correct me if I’m wrong here) we (developers) have been blessed with the possibility of using a Microsoft SQL Compact Edition database for developing Umbraco sites. If you’re using WebMatrix to manage your Umbraco sites, like I am, you would know of the “Migrate” button in the database section in WebMatrix. [...]

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Umbraco development structure/architecture

It’s been over a year now since I decided settle down as an independent webdeveloper. Basically, it was just pure coincidence that I started developing Umbraco-based sites, but as we all know, Umbraco is quite addictive once you get the hang of the endless possibilities as a developer. Now, in this first year as an [...]

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Umbraco: more event goodness!

More event-based programming. Can’t get enough of it! On a more serious note, as an adjunct to my previous post about page events, I want to go into details (as much I can, really) on how I also made use of the Document events in Umbraco. It seems like editors/webmasters are more demanding these days [...]

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Umbraco: send document as newsletter

In one of my recent projects, the client wanted to be able to send a news-document as a newsletter by clicking on a button similar to publishing the document. Since I’ve never had a chance to actually modify the backend (other than creating new sections), this was a fun challenge. This is what I did: [...]

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Working with Umbraco Checkboxlist prevalues

Recently, a fellow ASP.NET/Umbraco developer asked me about my approach to working with prevalues of the Checkboxlist datatype in Umbraco from a UserControl. For a regular CRU(D, the prevalues are deleted when the document containing the datatype is deleted) there’s three steps: Creating a new document with selected prevalues Reading prevalues from a documents datatype [...]

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Using KnockoutJS with Umbraco /base

It’s been a long time since my last blog-post and a lot has happened when it comes to learning new technologies, frameworks and common best-practices. Also, the solutions I’m building are getting bigger and more demanding when it comes to the great user experience both in the backend (Umbraco) and on the frontend. When I [...]

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Uploading multiple files to Umbraco with Uploadify

Last week I was working on an Umbraco project which required that the frontend users are able to upload several images to Umbraco. After a good few minutes of googlin’ for a javascript library that could handle this, I ended up fooling around with a library called Uploadify. Uploadify is described like this: “Uploadify is [...]

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Combining Silverlight 4 and Umbraco pt. III: Final preparations and copy/pasting

Alright, so far so good! J In this last part of my blogposts about running Silverlight with Umbraco as backend I will go through the final steps to get the application up and running. When everything builds nice and smoothly it’s time to change the path to the services in the Silverlight application. These paths [...]

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Combining Silverlight 4 and Umbraco pt. II: Setting up the Silverlight application

Hi again, in this part I will go through setting up the Silverlight application in Visual Studio and create the WCF services needed to consume the XML data from Umbraco. First off, let’s create a new Silverlight Navigation Application. You could go for a regular Silverlight application and make some custom navigation, but as I [...]

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Combining Silverlight 4 and Umbraco pt. I: Setting up Umbraco

Hi all, time again to update my blog here with some new stuff regarding Umbraco and Silverlight. I’ve always been fascinated by the possibilities of working with Silverlight and since my first impression of using Umbraco in my online solutions I’ve thought about combining these two powerful tools – even though the man himself, Niels [...]

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