Author Archives: briancaos

About briancaos

Developer at Pentia A/S since 2003. Have developed Web Applications using Sitecore Since Sitecore 4.1.

.NET Core MVC Web API – control DateTime format in JSON output using JsonSerializerOptions

When creating API’s with .NET Core MVC, you can control the JSON output by adding JsonOptions to the controllers: This will ensure that when requesting application/json from a GET method, the format returned is JSON. You can then add Converters … Continue reading

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Sitecore Publish Items using the PublishManager

Sitecore have two entries to publishing: Create a new Publisher and call Publish() or PublishAsync() Use the Sitecore.Publishing.PublishManager You should use the PublishManager. Sitecore introduced the Publishing Service which is an optional external publisher that is much faster than the … Continue reading

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Sitecore publish certain items on save

My Sitecore solution have some items, where changes to certain fields are so critical that they need to be published immediately. So when my user presses the Save button, I will open a popup dialog, asking if I should publish … Continue reading

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ID or Id? Naming conventions in code

This topic is not as toxic than the tabs-vs-spaces or 2 vs 4 indents discussion, but it’s still something every coder I have met have an opinion about, no matter the programming language: Which is correct: OrderId OrderID Lets solve … Continue reading

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C# HttpClient POST or PUT Json with content type application/json

The HttpClient is a nifty tool for getting and sending data to a URL, but it works differently from the old fashioned WebRequest class. The content type is added to the post data instead of added as a header parameter. … Continue reading

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C# Newtonsoft serialize property that is an array and a string

IdentityServer4 has a strange way of returning roles. If there is only one role, the property is a string: But if there is more than one role, the property is an array of strings: If the property is a string, … Continue reading

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Which of my old Sitecore posts are still valid in Sitecore 9?

I have been writing Sitecore blog posts since April 2006. The first ones were for Sitecore 4.2. Now, 13 years later, some of the old posts are still valid, while others are obsolete as the Sitecore API have changed. But … Continue reading

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Sitecore CTRL+S fires item:saving event twice

If you have ever tried to implement your own Sitecore item:saving or item:saved event handlers, or have tried to extend the SaveUI pipeline, you might have noticed that the events gets fired twice if you click [CTRL]+[S], but only once … Continue reading

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IdentityServer use IdentityModel to get user token and user info

Using IdentityServer have been made easier with the IdentityModel helper library. The library implements extension methods that maps the input and output to classes. GET ACCESS TOKEN: Use the PasswordTokenRequest and RequestPasswordTokenAsync to get the access token. replace your_domain, your_clientid … Continue reading

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Sitecore use Application Insights Metrics and Telemetry

Although Sitecore have an integration for Application Insights (which is part of Azure Monitor), you can implement the TelemetryClient yourself. This is useful if you wish to log Metrics or Trace your own code, without involving the complete Sitecore solution. … Continue reading

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