Spotlight Tip: 7/22/2013 11:23:44 AM

Using SignalR with Kentico

We recently used the new SignalR library with Kentico to create a realtime "wall" for the MS Society's new Micro-site, everyconnection.msconnection.org/wall. The library creates an asynchronous connection with the server, allowing the server to push changes to the client. SignalR's asynchronous connections allow us to create a user experience that is much more dynamic, and as such, quite a bit more engaging than a page that only updates when the site is refreshed. MORE

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Creating a Document Category Filter

Kentico provides an interface for developers to create custom controls to filter data sources such as document, navigation, and custom table data sources. Users can interact with these controls to...
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Using SignalR with Kentico

We recently used the new SignalR library with Kentico to create a realtime "wall" for the MS Society's new Micro-site, everyconnection.msconnection.org/wall. The library creates an asynchronous connection with the server, allowing the server to push changes to the client. SignalR's asynchronous connections allow us to create a user experience that is much more dynamic, and as such, quite a bit more engaging than a page that only updates when the site is refreshed.
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Navigation Menu and Universal Viewer Webpart

Recently, I was tasked to help create multi-level main navigation within the master page of a website.  After a little investigation and finding that the CSS List Menu would not work for my implementation, I concluded that it would be the perfect opportunity to use either a Universal Viewer or a Universal Viewer with custom query; both of which I implemented with Hierarchical Transformations.

I. Universal Viewer

Add the Universal Viewer web part to your master page, set the appropriate content and content filtering properties (just as you would for a CMS Repeater) and then check the boxes for Load hierarchical data, Use default hierarchical order and make sure that the Hierarchical display mode is set to: Inner.  Select the 'OK' button and navigate to the Site Manager to define a new Hierarchical Transformation.

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HTML5/WAI-ARIA compliant navigation

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Document Retrieval Macro

With the introduction of the K# syntax in Kentico CMS version 6, the capability of macros has been greatly enhanced. Now, rather than returning simple strings, you can return objects and...

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