javascript – Window.onload vs document.ready ? – Stack Overflow

The ready event occurs after the HTML document has been loaded, while the onload event occurs later, when all content (e.g. images) also has been loaded.

The onload event is a standard event in the DOM, while the ready event is specific to jQuery. The purpose of the ready event is that it should occur as early as possible after the document has loaded, so that code that adds funcionality to the elements in the page doesn’t have to wait for all content to load.

via javascript – Window.onload vs document.ready ? – Stack Overflow.

EPiServer Commerce R2 SP1 available metatypes and their UI representations

List of Commerce meta properties types and their Commerce manager representation UI:ScreenShot671 The meta type is the same as the field-“name” but remove “test” E.g. “datetime”, “integer” type and so on.

All seem to validate in a predictable way, e.g. the email type must be a valid email in the textbox, except the “Url” meta type which doesn’t seem to validate at all(?).

The “file”-type is multi file upload initially.

“imagefile” type has a preview of the image.

“dictionary” doesnt seem to have any remove value function(?).

If invalid data is entered, a red * will appear next to the field and in the top of the page upon save.

A little warning though, this is tested in Chrome web browser which isn’t the best browser when using the Commerce Manager (IE 7 is recommended). Some types might behave behave in a better way in Internet Explorer.

Extra warning: when I added all the different meta fields the “Catalog Node Edit” function stopped working in Commerce Manager UI. Like this:

There is probably one of the properties that is not working correctly in the Commerce manager UI (buggy). And the function BindMetaForm() just fails.

Lesson learned: mess gently, very gently with commerce meta properties!

More on the subject – How to Create custom metafields controls in the UI: http://sdk.episerver.com/commerce/1.1.1/Content/Developers%20Guide/Architecture/ExtendCustomizeMetaFieldControls.htm

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.

http://world.episerver.com/Documentation/Items/Developers-Guide/EPiServer-Commerce1/751/Workflows/Workflows/