Tag: Umbraco

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Remember to use ValidationGroup in Umbraco Dashboard User Controls

Based on a recent experience and a lot of wasted time, this post details why you really should set the validation group on validation controls that you add to your custom Umbraco user controls.

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Convert HTML to Plain Text in C# using Markdown

Creating a plain-text version of HTML that is suitable to be sent out as the text part of a multi-part email. Using C# and XSLT I have developed a working solution to the problem with help from a third party markdown XSLT file.

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SmtpClient does not gracefully close the underlying TCP/IP connection

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Some months back Tim Geyssens was kind enough to send me the source for his MailEngine addition to Umbraco before he released it on his blog. I made some customisations to the source to allow users to select templates and changed the filtering options slightly but other than that it worked jut fine for what […]

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Shortcut to Implement Abstract Class or Interface in Visual Studio

A great time saving shortcut in Visual Studio to implement an Abstract Class or Interface in Visual Studio. Using the shortcut will populate all of the abstract class method signatures for you.

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ERROR CREATING CONTROL FOR NODETYPE: Media

I have just finished another upgrade from umbraco 3.06 to v4.0.2.1 and hit a snag whereby whenever a user attempted to add a new media item after the upgrade they were presented with the exception: “ERROR CREATING CONTROL FOR NODETYPE: Media”

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Update Application Tree Package Action for Umbraco

I have recently been working on another package for the Umbraco CMS. During the course of packaging the extension I hit a problem with the existing package actions that were available via the core and the PackageActionContrib project.

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Umbraco : No node exists with id ‘1040’

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When Umbraco 4 was first released I had issues with 2 of the upgrades from v3 in that the templates disappeared from the UI and clicking on any of the DocumentTypes resulted in an exception taking the form of “No node exists with id ‘1040’”. Today I was working on the site again and it […]

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How to find out what groups an Umbraco Member belongs to

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In a project I am currently working on there is a facility for Umbraco users to export Membership and Profile data. As part of the export the client also wanted to include the groups a member belongs to and here is how I achieved it, I hope it is of use to someone else.

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Umbraco : Locate nearest node with specific property

In an ongoing project I am working on I needed to adapt a custom user control that was being used as a DataType in Umbraco. I needed to locate the nearest node that had a specific property set and default the selected value of my control to the value of the property in the parent document.

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Invalid object name ‘umbracoUser’

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Yet another problem on an Umbraco v4.0 site I am working on currently. The site will be hosted on a VPS with Plesk as mentioned in an earlier post, I needed to restore a backup of the remote database locally but after restoring it my local development copy throws the exception “Invalid object name ‘umbracoUser”. […]

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