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MSDN Library, C# and MCMS [Jan. 16th, 2004|02:38 pm]
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Well, I've finally been able to get my Dot Net based templates to work in the Microsoft Content Management Server. Only took me a week of on and off work to manage it....

(Owing to a permissions based issue triggered by upgrading my machine to an Active Directory Controller _after_ installing Dot Net stuff, I was always getting permission and access denied errors when trying to execute Dot Net code under MCMS, but non Dot Net code (eg the ASP sample site) worked. Since standalone Dot Net code worked, it took me a while to decide that there was really a problem with permissions rather than anything else. Still, a "quick" format and complete reinstall of the machine has fixed that issue.)

One of the things that has struck me about MCMS and the related tools is how useless the tutorials seem to be for me. They always seem to refer to things I'm not trying to do (luckily the book we've got is quite close). Perhaps having just spent 6 weeks working predominately on the new release of our own CMS system means I have different ideas to normal people on what I want to achieve....

Anyway, I'm now at the stage of wanting to write some C# code to extend my templates to do funky things (2 new languages in 2 months, I do love working here :) , but this means reading the MSDN Library to get the API references.

Now, is it me, or do the API Sections of the MSDN Library suck compared to JavaDoc? The formatting is horrid, not enough of the information is on one page, and the navigation leads a lot to be desired.

Ah well, I suppose I should be grateful that they've bothered to properly document it....