Fork me on GitHub
2sxc 9.0 for DNN 7 to 9
Website Builder, Content Manager, App-System: free and amazing - done your way
You are here: Home  >  Docs

2sxc Documentation

We are currently re-working the documentation structure. The new structure will be:

  1. API documentation for Razor/C#, JavaScript (incl. $2sxc and $cms), WebServices, Edit-UIs etc. will be found on the 2sxc wiki.
  2. Features-documentation will be found on this page
  3. Learning tutorials and concepts will be in Learn
  4. Blogs, examples etc. are of course in Blog

Features of 2SexyContent with Details and How-To-Use

Filter by

With the new DataSource called App you can retrieve data from another App. For example, you can query a References-App from another Portal to show the same references again. (added 06.01.00)
Tags: Apps, Data and Data Sources, For experts, Razor, new in 6.x,

The user can choose whether he wants to add an item to a list and immediately show a demo-record (with the [+] button), or just open a dialog which doesn't add anything if he cancels. (added 05.05.01)
Tags: Apps, Entities, Lists, Lists with Details, new in 6.x,

Various features of Apps like the Required (DNN) Version or Path ar explained here (added 06.00.00)
Tags: Apps, DNN/DotNetNuke, new in 6.x, new in 8.x,

Using the App-Object you can access path information, settings and resources. (added 05.05.00)
Tags: Razor, Token, Apps, new in 6.x,

Now apps can use centralized settings and multilingual resources for their templates. Works with tokens and razor. (added 06.00.00)
Tags: Apps, For experts, Multi-Language, new in 6.x, Razor, Token,

Now you can easily get all Categories with App.Data["Category"] or all questions with App.Data["Question"]. You can also use this as the input for further filtering, sorting and more. (added 06.01.00)
Tags: Apps, Content Types, Data and Data Sources, Database, Entities, For experts, Lists, Multi-Language, new in 6.x,

Using simple server-side commands, you can create entities, edit and delete them in code. Thanks to this feature, you can create your own edit-dialogs or partial dialogs for workflows and similar. Also create simple or complex feedback forms and more. (added 06.05)
Tags: Apps, Entities, Razor, new in 6.x, Database, For experts, WebApi,

Supports placing all data in the module into the DNN-Search. This works for simple items (like title/text/image) as well as for lists. The special feature is that it allows you to change how the index works. You could specify an alternate (detail-page) url for each item. (added 06.02.00)
Tags: Apps, Data and Data Sources, Entities, For experts, Razor, new in 6.x, Lists, Lists with Details, Search,

Now you can easily add any kind of data to the pipeline with the DataTableDataSource. This is great for adding XML, RSS, NoSQL sources, Resx-files and much, much more. (added 06.00.06)
Tags: Apps, Data and Data Sources, Database, Entities, For experts, Import/Export, Lists, Lists with Details, new in 6.x, Razor,

All data (entities) are versioned automatically and can easily be restored whenever you need a previous version. (added 06.00.00)
Tags: Data and Data Sources, Database, Entities, new in 6.x,

To keep things nice and separate data-preparation from data presentation we added a method called CustomizeData(). This is always called before the template is processed - for showing, for JSON delivery and for search-indexing. (added 06.01.00)
Tags: Data and Data Sources, Database, For experts, Razor, new in 6.x, Lists, Lists with Details, Search,

This can now be done in code. (added 06.01.00)
Tags: JavaScript, Razor, new in 6.x,

You can now specify if the user should see a file, page or image-picker, and which one is default. (added 05.04.00)
Tags: Field Configuration, Linking, Images, new in 5.x, new in 6.x,

When installing Apps or anything else, everything is done automatically and DNN doesn't need to restart. This is very powerful because in a live large system - downtimes and I-Hope-It-Still-Works-Afterwards are not acceptable. (added 06.00.00)
Tags: Import/Export, new in 6.x, Apps,

With InstancePurpose your code knows if it's running to be templated, for publishing JSON data or for search indexing. (added 06.01.00)
Tags: Apps, Search, new in 6.x, Razor,

You can use strongly typed data sources with safe configuration to supply your templates with any data you need. (added 05.00.00)
Tags: Apps, Content Types, Database, Entities, For experts, Razor, new in 5.x, new in 6.x, Data and Data Sources,

Use simple HTML-tags or javascript to create inline or hovering add and edit-buttons (added 06.00.00)
Tags: HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Token, Razor, Apps, new in 6.x, New in 7.x, new in 8.x,

Now you can user @RenderPage to call other Razor-Scripts, and these scripts automatically receive the save Content, List, Presentation etc. variables to work with. This allows you to re-use partial templates. (added 06.00.00)
Tags: Apps, new in 6.x, Razor, Linking,

You can easily use PetaPoco in Razor Templates with DNN and 2SexyContent. (added 06.00.06)
Tags: Apps, Data and Data Sources, Database, For experts, Razor, new in 6.x, Import/Export,

Sometimes you want to pre-fill a new Entity with existing information - like the current date, the users name, or data from another list like a file-ID or infos from an XML-Stream. This is now possible. (added 05.05.01)
Tags: Entities, Lists, Lists with Details, Apps, new in 6.x,

It was always possible to use SQL data before, but with the new data sources it actually is fun to use and fully integrated. (added 06.00.06)
Tags: Apps, Database, Data and Data Sources, Entities, For experts, Lists, Razor, new in 6.x,

Tokens offer a way to use default-values if a token is empty. Ideal for queries or simple texts like "Name Unknown". (added 06.00.00)
Tags: new in 6.x, Token, Query (Data/Visual),

(added )
Tags: Entities, Database, For experts, new in 6.x, Data and Data Sources,

Now any view can have a name in the URL - so that a module showing that App can easily change between views just by adding "Details" or "CategoryList" to the URL. Simple and powerful. (added 06.06.00)
Tags: new in 6.x, For beginners, Token, Apps,

Thanks to the fully automated WebAPI integration you can easily include and distribute your WebAPIs with you Apps. (added 06.05)
Tags: Apps, For experts, Import/Export, JavaScript, new in 6.x, WebApi, Razor, Token,

Error rendering template
2serve . 2invent . 2create is 2be.