Override CSS in #Episerver editor mode

2 min reading how you can customize and override the CSS in Episerver UI admin with help of module system.

Published 19 April 2017
For Episerver Version 9 and later

In Quan Mai book, Pro Episerver Commerce, which I highly recommend for good understanding of Episerver Commerce platform, he mention under chapter 3, page 55, that you can override the CSS to put a height on the image, since there is no default height on images in Catalogue UI.

This is what i need to inject

In my case the proportion of the thumbnails wasn’t default, so I needed to override, but how?

Overriding using module system

Episerver has a great extensionality with its module system. In this case, just add the right folder structure, for example:

sln-root\modules\_protected\CustomCSS\1.0.0\ClientResources\styles\custom.css

Create a module.config

The module.config should be in the root of your plugin-folder, eg sln-root\modules\_protected\CustomCSS\module.config

Dependencies
You need to use the <moduledependencies> to configure when and where it should run you CSS/Script

  • Shell works in dashboard onlinecenter, CMS and Commerce
  • CMS is standard
  • Commerce is loading after CMS
  • Forms and Episerver.Forms.Samples are loading after Commerce

If you have more modules attached to your solution and if you need to have yours latest, check the loadings of css, and try to figure out what the name of the Module loading it is. Check in their module.config.

 

Remember to IISRESET between changes

And yes, you may override scripts too.

Source

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No More Broken Pics – Provider #AddOn for #EPiServer Developers

Ever restored the Production database to your developer environment and got a website with broken images? This lightweight AddOn keeps your local environment blob directory up to date.

Published 14th March 2017
For Episerver Version 9 and 10

This AddOn provider copies (on page load) the file blobs from production to your local environment, or to your staging/test environment.

For whom?

This AddOn is heaven for developers, get rid of copying the production blobs to your local or test installations.

How it works

When the EPiServer CMS page is binding the model to the page, the Provider GetBlob(URI id) is called for every Blob used on the loaded page. The “Download If Missing File Blob Provider” check if file exists on the local blob directory, if not it requests the file on the Production server and downloads the file with the friendly URL.

The DownloadIfMissingFileBlobProvider is using a web request to the production server since the local database is locked during request(because of possible risk of eternal loop).

The Provider works for the assetsystem in Episerver 9 and 10. It works in parallell with ImageVault but does not operate images in ImageVault. This provider is overriding and extending the default FileBlobProvider from Episerver.

Installation

Available on nuget.episerver.com in VS Package Manager Console ‘install-package Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.DownloadIfMissingFileBlobProvider’. It is dependent to EPiServer Core.

The DLL is installed in the modulesbin-directory. (you may need to add to source-control manually)

More config options: ProjectSite on github

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Another QuickNavigation Extension and Examples for #EPiServer #AddOn

Nice Episerver addon that adds menu items to the QuickNavigationMenu when logged in on public site, link to admin, link to ContentType, and logout.

Published 22 February 2017
For Episerver Version 9 and later

All configurable links to imagevault, find, admin, admin content type, and logout. Even custom links!

Default menus are Admin and logout, to activate other menu items apply this appsettings: (they are sortable)

You can add custom menu items, Name and url with pipe in between. Name can be lang resource path eg /shell/admin/logout

Download:

Packages are in Episerver’s NuGet feed. If not set up go to Visual Studio => NuGet Package Manager => Package Sources => Add http://nuget.episerver.com/feed/packages.svc/

http://nuget.episerver.com/en/OtherPages/Package/?packageId=Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.QuickNavExtension

More on Github: https://github.com/LucGosso/Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.QuickNavExtension

Regards!

Open in forms view from page tree in #episerver

Finally an AddOn for opening your page in forms edit view instead of on-page edit view.

Published 26 January 2017
For Episerver Version 7.6 and later

Open in forms view
New node added to pagetree context menu

There are many scenarios when you just want to open the forms view direct instead of forced to click page, wait… loading… and then hit the “All Properties” button.

Inspired by Ben and Marija github projects below I’ve made this addon. Be a local hero, download, install, enjoy =)

On Nuget.episerver.com: http://nuget.episerver.com/en/OtherPages/Package/?packageId=Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.ContextMenu.OpenInFormsView

On Github: https://github.com/LucGosso/Gosso.EPiServerAddOn.ContextMenu.OpenInFormsView

Why install it?
  • You’re still missing it from CMS6
  • Faster to open forms view
  • When working in projects and opening many pages, saves time
  • Some functionallity in Epi is faster in forms view, like changing blocks display options
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