Lately I’ve worked on a Gravatar library for .NET which I released in July. I have also recently had the chance to work on Tridion GUI extensions for a customer.
This got me thinking; wouldn’t it be cool to integrate the two? Almost immediately I thought; yes, it will be cool!
So I’ve set to work on a nice GUI extension that will bring Gravatar to Tridion users and give the GUI a bit of a social touch make it feel more personalized by displaying a personalized photo for each user.
And so the integration is really 3 different extensions that can be each used individually or together.
Current User Photo
The first integration shows the Gravatar photo for the current user logged on to the Content Manager Explorer:
Continue reading “Integrating Tridion with Gravatar”
Its Friday evening, a good time to share a little something I’ve been working on.
.NET 3.0 brought with it a fantastic new language (VB, C#) extension called LINQ which stands for Language-Integrated Query.
Microsoft describes it as “a set of extensions to the .NET Framework that encompass language-integrated query, set, and transform operations. It extends C# and Visual Basic with native language syntax for queries and provides class libraries to take advantage of these capabilities.”
In short it gives the developer a more general syntax for querying sets or collections of data.
The beautiful thing about LINQ is that it can be used over any collection whether its XML, Database or even objects so long as they support the IEnumerable<T> interface.
For more information see the resources section of this article or simply google/bing it.
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“Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about” ~Ashleigh Brilliant
For a while now we had an ideas site for SDLtridion, If you haven’t seen it before, this is the site: http://ideas.sdltridion.com/
The site allows you to suggest an idea you have for one of SDLTridion’s products , it then allows others to vote and comment about your idea as well as letting you vote on others’.
Continue reading “Your Ideas – Everyone’s Gain”
In this article I would like to concentrate mainly on extension objects; a little bit on what they are and how to make use of these in conjunction with the XSLT Mediator. Continue reading Implementing the XSLT Mediator – Part 2
In the next few articles I plan on showing how to use the XSLT Mediator which Im currently maintaining as an eXtension available on SDLTridion World.
This is the first part in a series of at least 3 articles; in following articles I will mainly be discussing how to extend the XSLT transformation with .NET code. Continue reading Implementing the XSLT Mediator – Part 1