This section is riddled with code examples and usages for extending the functionality of Umbraco. The examples include the following:
Remember to check out the download section of the Wrox website for all these code samples.
- Recreating an XSLT template in .NET to see how the languages compare (pros and cons of each)
- Rendering a node in a GridView and other standard .NET controls
- Creating an Umbraco document programmatically
- Creating a custom data type
- A simple contact form
- Hooking up a login form for use with Umbraco members
Clearly you can do a lot more in terms of making Umbraco a fully fledged custom application, but these samples should get you going.
The downloadable Visual Studio project accompanying this book named UmbUsersGuide.Samples is a solid representation of what your project template should look like. It includes the standard folder structure, all required references to Umbraco libraries, and sample build events to automatically deploy the project DLLs and other files to your website installation.
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