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My Orchard CMS Experience

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Introduction This post is just to document my experiences with Orchard CMS and to list some of the resources that I used while developing a orchard module. I will go back through later and clean this post up but for now here is the code that I created with a previous employer. Github Resources sadomovalex's blog: Hide content type fields in Orchard CMS Orchard Project - View Discussion orchardcms - Orchard CMS: Right way to get field value from view? - Stack Overflow orchardcms - Orchard CMS module that uses HTTP session state - Stack Overflow Dynamically switching the theme in Orchard - Tales from the Evil Empire Let’s Install an Orchard “Module” | Ponderings - Various Topical  Thoughts by Brad Kingsley Custom Orchard Module that Plays HTML5 Video with Flash Fallback - Orchard CMS Development Accessing and rendering shapes - Orchard Documentation Packaging and sharing themes - Orchard Documentation Creating custom content type

Updating MVC4 to MVC5

 In my last article on MVC, I updated Razor 2.0 to 3.0 and showed the difficulties of updating the Razor nuget package in a MVC application. This article picks up from there and since Razor 3.0 is dependent on MVC5 I can assume you have updated Razor already. Typical errors you will see.. Method not found: 'System.Web.WebPages.IDisplayMode System.Web.Mvc.ControllerContext.get_DisplayMode()'. Description:  An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details:  System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'System.Web.WebPages.IDisplayMode System.Web.Mvc.ControllerContext.get_DisplayMode()'. Updating the  System.Web.WebPages to version 3.0 fixed this issue. However you may see more packages issues like it. What you can do is try reinstall each package that appears to be broken like so.. Update-Package –reins

Asp.Net MVC: Error Handling Ajax Partial Views

During the second year of my job as a Application Developer I was ask to design some type of error handler to properly display partial views that were pulled in via ajax. What was currently happening was that partial errors were being displayed as full page error and causing other issues when Jquery libraries being loaded in twice. Questions Could you create a partial view and full view error page for display appropriately for both? So in the case where it was a partial view error the error page would simply display inside the partial. Is there a way to determine by ActionResult type the error handler needed? My Solution ///This is an attribute for PartialViews. It handles any errors and override the basecontroller's OnExpection method. public class PartialErrorAttribute : HandleErrorAttribute { ///Similar setup to the base controller OnExpection method, but has a special partial view error page called _ErrorPartial".<summary> /

Using Entity Framework and a Storage Procedure with Parameters

    So I was stuck sometime ago on a problem I had where I was using my sql store procedure with the Entity Framework. Eventually found what I needed and the purpose of this article is just to write out a small example. I've come up with  multiple  ways to achieve the same thing now but this is the most basic form of it. public IList<KeyValuePair> GetIds (string id) { using (var db = DBFactory. GetDB ()) { return db.Database.SqlQuery<KeyValuePair>( "EXEC db.MyDatabase @id", new SqlParameter("id", id)); } } Resources How to pass parameters to DbSet.SqlQuery Method in Entity Framework How to use DbContext.Database.SqlQuery (sql, params) with stored procedure? EF Code First CTP5 The data reader has more than one field. Multiple fields are not valid for EDM primitive types KeyValuePair(TKey, TValue) Structure (System.Collections.Generic)

Unauthorized Ajax Handler for Asp.net MVC

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Requirements      I need respond to users that they are unauthorized, and I need it to not return a redirect to them from a ajax call which Asp.net MVC does by default. A even better solution would be that I also do not force users to refresh page they are currently on and instead give them the ability to re-login via ajax on that current screen. This would allow users to save any  information they are currently working on. I should warn the user that it they are no longer logged in and if possible prompt them and within that same prompt allow them a way to login back in all without refreshing or a redirect. For now I'm going to just focus on the first problem which is suppressing Asp.Net's default behavior with unauthorized calls and do this just for Ajax calls. An Example I can see while using Blogger Solution - Thanks to Joe Harrison for missing pieces!  //C# code override an Authorization Attribute create a customized one. protected virtual void HandleUnautho

My Introduction to TeamCity

    The purpose of this article is simply to record and document my experiences using Teamcity. I know later down the road I will have a lot more questions about TeamCity but for now just I wanted to write down what I already know and to describe some of the ways that I use it.     I first was introduced to TeamCity in June 2013, where it was setup to automate builds and stared builds based the changes in SVN. Using this setup on daily basis, I could see my commits and others as well. Depending on if it was developing or production code teamcity would build code accordingly and put those changes in a Pending state (or Build Queues). Much like TFS, TeamCity allows me to see the history of changes and who has committed what. One thing I liked the most was that TeamCity would not publish builds that failed. Which was a critical step when developing, especially when pushing to prod  since it gave me a quick double check before going live with my code. Future Questions      Down the r

MVC Excel Email Attachment with NPOI

    The First Question I had after successfully creating a Excel sheet was  how do I create an attachment from a stream?  A second to be more specific was  how do I add an attachment to an email using System.Net.Mail?  Ultimately I wanted to have the  Excel Exports in C# using NPOI  but I started small and thankfully others had already asked and answered these questions. After which was just a matter of knowing  What the correct content-type for excel files was? First Attempt MailMessage mail = new MailMessage(); HSSFWorkbook workbook = CreateExcel(OrderId); MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(workbook.GetBytes()); mail.Attachments.Add(new Attachment(ms, "example.xls", "application/vnd.ms-excel")); _emailService.SendEmail("example@example.com", "Email test", "Testing 123"); Changed it to.. MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(); workbook.Write(ms); This was based on the QA " NPOI -

MVC Data Exported to Excel with NPOI

This is an article for just writing an Excel file using  NPOI  and I want the quickest and easiest way to export a excel file from Asp.net MVC. To keep everything in work fluid motion I will keep the user on the same page and do a forced download within that page. This is a setup that I have seen in multiple times and I think works great in today's modern website designs. Creates excel files Leniel Macaferi's blog: Creating Excel spreadsheets .XLS and .XLSX in C# Create Excel Spreadsheets Using NPOI var workbook = new HSSFWorkbook(); var ExampleSheet = workbook.CreateSheet("Example Sheet"); var rowIndex = 0; var row = ExampleSheet.CreateRow(rowIndex); row.CreateCell(0).SetCellValue("Example in first cell(0,0)"); rowIndex++; Problems I faced XLS is not the same as CVS which is obvious but truthfully I did not know the difference between the two file types (other than their different extensions). So I asked myself what is the  Difference between CS

Asp.net MVC4 - Bundling and Minification

    While this article may be very simple and  straightforward,  there are a few concepts here I think are important to note . In my next article will be looking more in depth on the idea of creating a customized Web.config, but for now with this article, I just want to look at activating the bundling and minification feature by using the xml tags inside a MVC's Web.config. This feature is only available i n ASP.NET 4.5  and above. The First Problem With the following inside your Web.config... (transform is with a Captial T.) And with either of the following inside your build config or customized Web.config (I.E. Web.Release.config) This also can be achieved by doing the following...      In both snippets of code you do not need to use the "xdt:Locator" attribute (used only in cases where there are multiples elements of the same name .   What you may not see is that in the Web.config we have the "location" tag

Updating Razor 2.0 to 3.0 with Asp.net MVC

    Currently updating an application from Asp.net MVC 4.0 to MVC 5.0 but before I update MVC I wanted to update the Razor package. Since the MVC package is dependent on the Razor. So this article is about Razor 2 to Razor 3 and the problems I faced. Razor in my opinion Razor 3.0 (details in the link) is an awesome package in my opinion and I shudder to think anyone who writes Asp.net MVC applications using ASPX. For me the Razor syntax is an effective way to write visually clean code and because of this provide very low maintenance. Issues with Razor Updating from 2.0 to 3.0 As I updated I encounter numerous problem with the Razor package from 2.0 to 3.o and not only did it break my application but destroyed the Intellisense for Razor (mostly for ViewBags). So for my first problem... Inheritance security rules violated by type: 'System.Web.WebPages.Razor.WebPageRazorHost'. Derived types must either match the security accessibility of the base type or be less acces

An Introduction to Solrnet

Introduction      This article about the Solrnet project as you might have guessed from the title.. but you might ask what is Solrnet and why you would want to add it to your MVC application? The answer to that question is indexed searching ! You probably should have an understanding of what the Apache Solr Project is and if you don't know about this project you probably would be just as lost as I was just a month ago. As a .net developer I rarely step into the Java world, but at times it's helpful to see how the other half live.  Don't get me wrong I love Java as much as I love C# (they are more alike than different) but for a lot of my applications; I don't really have a reason to. However the Apache Solr Project changed my mind, and if it hasn't already it should change yours. I'm not talking about jumping ship and using Java but a little doesn't hurt and with Solrnet you really don't need to use any java (just run it the side).  Some backgro

Adding Google Sign-in And Others

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Introduction     The purpose of this post is to show how to add any Oauth login to your site, but mostly Google Plus because of my current applications ( Penguins Rising !). In my quest to achieve this I found it to be really simple with Google Plus and the only real trouble I had was with the Client Id. I setup my Google API service account years ago but never really tried anything until now. What I did was just recreate a client id and everything worked! My Website Oauth Choices       This next part is a little of my opinion and about what I think is the best strategy for Oauth integration. For me when it comes to social medias and integrating user logins I like to go the route of making sure I have all three of the major. The major hitter in my book are Twitter, Google Plus, and of course Facebook. However I know a lot of sites differ on the importance these three . Still personally I like seeing Google Plus being available and I think any site that has the other two but no

Northern Safety Career and Personal Achievements

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Opening Statement     It comes as a great sadness to say that I am no longer continuing my services at Northern Safety as a Application Developer for the IT department. I would like to state that I had a wonderful time working with everyone within the company and hold no personal grudge against anyone or any decisions that were made. This was a neutral agreement and final decision made by management and myself. I would  just like to state some of  my achievements while I worked Northern Safety, and I will try to be less technical for readers with less of a computer relate background. Taken in fall of 2012 Co-op Experience     As a co-op, at Northern Safety I started out working with  Orchard CMS . For   those  who do not know what Orchard is, Orchard is a free and open source project that focuses on content management and built off of the same framework used the Northern Safety site (Asp.net). Content such a paragraph or the body of a web page are  structured and organized

What is the Rust Spot?

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The Idea     A lot of times When I try to explain an Idea, I find it increasingly difficult to explain the more complex it is. So I will begin to explain it here in a nutshell. I want to create 3D models of my car and all the parts that it is made of. Simple right? Now I won't go into details of why just yet but I will say you have no idea how many parts making up your car. So the complex idea is this, I want to create a website that not only creates a 3D model of all the parts on a car but compares the parts for compatibility with other makes and models. To go further with at by give a complete break down of the car and instruction on installation or remove of parts. Still with me? Good here is a example of what a normal diagram of a car part... Air Cleaner 2013 Honda Accord The Problem     Now from the picture you have a general idea of what your parts look like, but what about the placement of where it is in your car? Maybe your looking at the wrong model? Cars have