Custom Sitecore Configuration: Part 2, Objects

This post follows on from my introductory post about Sitecore configuration, where I talked about using settings and retrieving XML fragments.  In this post I talk about how you can use Sitecore configuration to instantiate and populate objects of your choosing.  This is useful for cutting down on the amount of mapping code you have […]

Custom Sitecore Configuration: Part 1, Introduction

I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking into the way that Sitecore configuration can be used.  It has some fairly novel features in it, and while it’s becoming less relevant as support for dependency injection in Sitecore matures, I don’t think it’s going anywhere.  All the same, it’s quite useful for adding flexibility to […]

Sitecore Patch Files

As anyone familiar with Sitecore’s guide of recommended practices, changing the <sitecore> section of the Web.config file directly is frowned upon.  Rather, developers should use things called Sitecore configuration include files, or patch files.  By default, these are stored in the /App_Config/Includes folder of the website. There are plenty of blog articles about them on […]