Data validation is quite critical when it comes to usability and data integrity of any software or application. It helps in improving the quality of the data as well as it ensures the data consistency. Data annotations is still one of the most popular ways to do model validation in ASP.NET MVC. But, a lot of developers and projects are leaning towards Fluent Validation library these days. Why? Well, Fluent Validation is quite versatile and offers advantages.
Entity Framework (EF) is an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) that enables developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. In other words, it allows developers to access and store data in the database via an automated mechanism. Before we dive deep into the details of code-first approach, we should understand the transference in a way the modern applications are being developed.
Recently, nopCommerce 3.70 was released and a ton of new features and improvements have been included in this latest version. One of the "in-demand" feature that was added to this version is - support for vendor logo. This feature allows the store owner to add a logo for a specific vendor.
If you are a vendor, this is makes sense as it adds branding to the nopCommerce store site. Today, we will go over the process of adding a vendor logo in nopCommerce.
Some users on nopCommerce forums have asked this question that how to change the spacing between homepage featured products and homepage news in nopCommerce. The default theme that comes with nopCommerce out of the box works great and some users prefer to make design changes as per their needs / requirements.
Today, we will go over the process of making changes in the theme stylesheet to accomplish this task.
Recently, mopCommerce development team released 3.70 version that offers a ton of new features and improvements. One of the highlight feature in 3.70 is support for access control list (ACL) in topic pages. Many nopCommerce used have been requesting this feature and finally it has been added to the official release.
This option will help store owners to give restricted access to different topic pages based on the user roles. Hence, it is a great feature in regard to security of the store store and keeping the private pages hidden from the public.
Today, we will go over this new feature of access control list (ACL) for topics.
We all have seen that many websites post some of the content like address, phone number and social media links etc on the top header. This design strategy is quite useful in presenting your information to the online users right away.
Many online store sites like to post their contact information on the top header so that customer gets the access to the information from any page which is using the top header. This way, online customers do not have to spend time in search for contact or about us page.
Today, we will go over the process of adding content to top header in nopCommerce.
There days many websites prefer to use email address for login purposes so that customer don't have to remember any additional information to manage an account. But, there are times when some websites do require users to create a username for login purposes. In this whole process, an online user need provide a unique username while creating an account on the website.
nopCommerce offer various features for managing customer settings and enabling username is one of them. Today, we will go over the process of enabling username in nopCommerce.
Every online store offers some unique features / options that distinguish them from an another store site. For example: some online stores provide detailed description of the products they are offering and some do not, some online stores provide a ton of product pictures so that customer can view the product from every possible angle and some online stores choose not to display all the pictures.
Today, we will go over the process of displaying (or adding) product ID on the product page in nopCommerce.
There are times when store owners wants to use image as a hyperlink. This allows store owner to post an image (like product catalog, product gallery etc) and link a web page to it so that particular page will open when the image is clicked by the customer.
Today, we will go over the process of linking an image with a topic page as a hyperlink in nopCommerce.