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Custom section tree nodes and routes - Umbraco

It seems many people find it difficult to understand how custom Umbraco section tree structures work and how to set custom routes to specify a different html file for different nodes, this post aims to clarify and answer any questions you might have. - read more.

30 Jul 2017

Umbraco back office - Creating dialog windows

Dialog windows are an often requirement for custom datatypes in the back office of Umbraco and for beginners, they can also be quite complicated. Once you get to know how they work and when to use them, you'll find yourself created them for more clients because they're a brilliant way of allowing clients to work with your custom data in a user friendly way. - read more.

31 May 2017

Umbraco package/datatype JS not updating on live site

So you've created a package or a custom data type and it's going pretty well, you publish your changes and that works too. But then you make a change to the js and this time it hasn't updated, console logs aren't coming through and everything you try just doesn't seem to get the updates to work on the live site. What's wrong? The good news is, it's a simple fix. - read more.

30 May 2017

How to open a modal window for a custom datatype in the Umbraco back office

It's a simple one and can be done by using a regular link with a small bit of JavaScript and you shouldn't need any dependencies. - read more.

28 May 2017

Visual Studio 2017 - Black text on XAML and XML files

I've just upgraded Visual Studio and I'm getting this problem, most answers seem to be 'run the installer again and choose repair'. This didn't work for me. Here's what did. - read more.

12 May 2017

JQuery Unobtrusive Validation for dynamically created elements

A short 'how to' on making jQuery unobtrusive validation work for elements that you've dynamically added to the DOM. - read more.

29 Mar 2017

Fixed: Visual Studio Xamarin - 'The ResolveLibraryProjectImports task failed unexpectedly'

Sometimes pops up during a build and remains persistent on a random line that has nothing to do with what it actually means. Fixing this error could be a massive waste of time for such a simple fix, if only you knew that this is yet another one of those typical Visual Studio errors that no not mean what they say and actually mean something completely different. - read more.

15 Jan 2017 - 1 Comments

Fixed: A route named 'umbraco-surface-BaseRoute' is already in the route collection

Here I discuss why the error 'A route named 'umbraco-surface-BaseRoute' is already in the route collection' happens and how to fix it. - read more.

25 Dec 2016

JQuery UI Autocomplete

JQuery UI's Autocomplete is a very handy and powerful tool, but when using a custom implementation, their documentation can be out of date this post covers how to access the autocomplete instance for newer versions. (.autocomplete( "instance" )) - read more.

9 Nov 2016

Whats the difference between .Url property and Umbraco.Url(1234)

There are some subtle differences that mean a very large speed difference in how your Umbraco application performs. - read more.

1 Sep 2016
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