All posts by: Rick Matherly

I have recently been working on a prototype web-based admin tool using ASP.NET 5 RC1, and I want to impart some tips along with some issues I ran into and their workarounds. I do realize that the official name has...
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I recently had an issue with PDF files not downloading in IE9 when using the “open in browser” option.  I eventually linked this to the fact that Sitecore allows media files to be downloaded in chunks.  Acrobat was doing this,...
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I’m looking for feedback on different ways to manage javascript and stylesheet code within Visual Studio. Many times there is shared code as well as page-specific code where you need to override a certain style, or you have a javascript...
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Have you ever needed to access a property or method on a Sublayout that is a direct or indirect parent of the current control? Here is a simple generic method that walks up the control tree and looks for a...
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I needed a print version of a page that was different enough to make using CSS print styles impractical, so I decided to use the Print device in Sitecore. I setup the Print device to detect the query string “p=1”,...
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I have multiple sites setup in one Sitecore instance; and host names are used in the web.config “sites” section to manage this: <site name=”site1″ hostName=”www.site1.com” rootPath=”/sitecore/content/site1″ … > <site name=”site2″ hostName=”www.site2.com” rootPath=”/sitecore/content/site2″ … > I recently discovered some strange URLs...
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I recently needed to add a new parameter to an existing method, and I didn’t want to update or break any existing code.  Normally, I just make an overloaded method, but this time I decided to use a relatively new...
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I was recently working with one of our client’s websites to switch their downloads to an external Content Delivery Network (CDN). After making the transition, we started seeing a strange behavior in IE when downloading an EXE file… the extension...
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I had a situation recently where I was building a form in SharePoint 2010. I used a main list for the form and several other lists as lookup values for some of the fields. I used a .NET User Control...
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There are many times that you need to process a data list and generate HTML to output to an ASP.NET page. Most of the time, a Repeater is the best choice for this, but sometimes using a Repeater is not...
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