Integrating with the various SOAP-based APIs on the Force.com platform has traditionally been relatively easy using the WCF client tooling for the full .NET Framework. If you're targeting .NET Core or UWP however, things are trickier because the tooling that generates the client proxy code lacks support for the SOAP headers used by these APIs for things like authentication. This post shows how you can work around that limitation by hooking into the WCF client pipeline to add the necessary SOAP headers.
Today I am very excited! Today, we put up my very first e-book up for distribution. It's the book on Orchard Layouts.
Today I ran into an issue with Xamarin Forms where the ListView was throwing an Index Out Of Range as soon as I tapped an item. No event handler was attached. The ItemsSource was set to an enumerable property of the BindingContext. What was going on? We'll find out in this post.
In this post we'll see how to write a custom Workflows activity that adds content items to a list. The idea is that when a content item is created, it automatically gets added to the configured list. this could be useful when for example setting up a form with Dynamic Forms that binds input fields to new content items.
It's often said that arguing with a developer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud - after a while you realize the pig likes it. In a recent Orchard weekly community meeting the age-old issue of tabs vs. spaces for indenting source code came up briefly for debate. Being a total pig, I enjoy these discussions. But more importantly it reminded me that I should write down my arguments once and for all. This post is my tabs manifesto. :)
This post explains how to use parameterized snippets with Orchard.Layouts, and is taken from a little book I'm writing on the Orchard.Layouts module.
Output caching has been significantly overhauled in the upcoming Orchard 1.9 release. This posts takes an in-depth look at what precipitated these changes, how the new output cache logic works, and how to best configure and use it to improve the performance of your sites.
Using the ICacheManager abstraction to cache frequently used data can significantly improve performance in your Orchard web sites. But when the work required to create that data is resource-intensive and your web site is under heavy load, bad stuff can happen. This post takes a look at how to make your caching code resilient to such circumstances.
In this tutorial we are gonna checkout some of the new features that were introduced with the advent of Orchard 1.9.
Specifically, we are going to see how we can leverage Dynamic Forms and Workflows to create our own Login and Registration screens without the need for a custom module.
So shutdown Visual Studio (unless you're using it to launch IISExpress) and let's get started!
Layouts is an exciting new Orchard 1.9 feature, enabling users to visually design grids and layout elements.
The feature is fully compatible with grid systems such as Bootstrap.
In this post, we'll have a close look and see how and what we can use it for.