February

Blog Posts

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Using Episerver Forms to book meetings in Outlook with Microsoft Power Automate

It's not as hard as you might think - and doesn't require any code - to connect your Episerver Forms with hundreds of other systems, using services like Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Flow), Azure Logic Apps, IFTTT or Zapier. I made a 5 minute video, showing how you can let your visitors request a meeting on a given date from a form on your website, and then having it being automatically booked in your Outlook 365 calendar.

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Free online course - C# and .NET Core introduction

The best way to learn coding - and in particular c# and .NET Core - is to code. CodeArt is proud to make all the teaching materials to a newly created course online and freely available for self-study.

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Packages restored, but your project is still missing references?

Here is a classic error that happens to me a lot. It's extremely simple, yet sometimes I find myself spending too much time trying to remember what it is that goes wrong.

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Idio: First look on Content Analytics and Recommendations

I recently got a chance to try out Episervers latest acquisition, Idio, right here on codeart.dk. In this post, I'll share my first impressions.

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Attribute to set XHTML property settings in Episerver

A pretty normal task is to have an XHTML property that uses only a very specific subset of the normal TinyMCE functionality. For example a text field that also allows the editors to create links - but nothing else. I came up with what I think is an elegant solution here.

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Powerslice: Identify unused blocks

Powerslice might have a few years on it's back, but it's still a great editorial tool, when you are working with large amounts of content and have access to Episerver Find. Here's an example of a recent slice I made that let's editors easily identify unused blocks.

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Introducing the Profile Manager tool

Episerver Insight and the Profile store are powerful tools. But to make them even more powerful, we @ CodeArt have been developing a few tools to make them easier to work with. Here is the first one.

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Episerver Forms: Adding custom validators to existing elements

It's easy to extend Episerver forms with custom validation types. But it's a little bit harder to add the new validation types to the existing elements. In this blog post I'll add an ultra simple letter-only validation option to the existing TextboxElement.

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Episerver Forms: Adding Datasource for hidden field with Profile Store data

Some times, it can be handy to track additional data about the visitor along with a form submission. If you have Profile Store, stuff like DeviceId, sessionId and maybe even the ProfileId can definitely come in handy later when you are later processing the form submissions. Here is a code sample on how to do that.

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Ascend 2019: Code Mania

Yesterday, I had the honor and pleasure of giving the traditional Code Mania demo at Episerver Ascend 2019 in Miami together with Fredrik Haglund. After popular demand, here is a blog post about some of the components we showed.

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Getting more Insight (pun intended) into Episerver Profile Store

Profile Store, Insight, Tracker, Advance - Episerver offers a myriad of different (but connected) REST services for managing and tracking your visitors and prospects. It can be slightly confusing at first - and some of the documentation might be a tad misleading - but once you get the hang of it, they are really powerful tools. I've recently had a chance to explore them in depth. Here is what I've learned so far.

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Episerver Forms and Pardot Form Handlers

Episerver comes with a wide range of connectors that allows you to connect Marketing Automation systems to Episerver through multiple integration points. However in some cases you might want to hook directly into the Marketing Automation systems form handler. In the case of SalesForce Pardot it's very easy to do!