IIS Hosts File Manager

A simple module to solve a recurrent and an annoying everyday task in IIS management: creating an entry in the Windows TCP/IP Hosts file. This module extends the IIS Manager UI in order to add an entry on request in the Hosts file located in %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts when a web site is created or its bindings are edited.

Requires IIS 7.0, 7.5 or 8.0 developer preview.

via IIS Hosts File Manager – Home.

The Nansen blog: Fixing EPiServer’s context menu bug in Google Chrome

As all of you using Google Chrome on an EPiServer website, know that the right click menu isn’t opening correctly in your browser. The problem appears when you have scrolled down on a page and try to open the context menu – the menu will open at the top of the page as if you had not scrolled the page…

via The Nansen blog: Fixing EPiServer’s context menu bug in Google Chrome.

EPiServer Commerce Workflows

A workflow is the method of automating actions based on events. A chain of events can be set up leading from a start to an end action with each event waiting for a trigger in the chain before being activated, all under the whatchful eye of the workflow runtime. Workflows are commonly used in many different areas, for instance in content publishing procedures and in online e-commerce business processes.

In EPiServer Commerce, workflows are used for validation and calculating totals in the checkout process, and there are several default workflows included (BusinessLayer/OrderSystem/OrderWorkflow project). Checkout activities like calculating cart totals, updating inventory, and processing payments are handled outside of the core API usingWindows Workflow Foundation (WWF) workflows shipped with the .NET Framework.

Each workflow contains a number of activities, each with a distinct purpose such as calculating discounts, and the activities may be re-used among workflows. This division allows for greater flexibility and easier business rules management. If you want to change the business rules associated with checkout, EPiServer Commerce allows you to incorporate your own workflows. Refer to Customizing Order Processing Workflows for more information.


EPiServer Commerce 1 and Associations

If working with associations in EPiServer commerce (e.g accessories or related products) and wonder which associations are active – just look in the tables CatalogAssociation  and CatalogEntryAssociation.

The column CatalogAssociationId indicates the foreign key in CatalogEntryAssociation table.

Replace 123 with your CatalogAssoicationId.