Javascript and Code-behind

Javascript gives you endless posibilities to create beautiful visual effects in web-pages. But Javascript is executed client-side. While updating data on the Essence framework is done server-side. There is a simpe way though to do something server-side when a Javascript is executed. Here's how you could do this. [More]

Using CSS Grid

When designing Startpages or new Pages and Controls, one of the most challenging things is the layout of the design and make it as responsive as possible. A great way to this is using CSS Grids. [More]

HowTo: Enforce HTTPS through URL Rewrite

We do support HTTP so it's easier to set up a test- or local environment, but for real production environments we strongly recommend the use of HTTPS. Here's how you can enforce HTTPS on a webserver that also supports HTTP. [More]

HowTo: Securing the Essence Webservice

When you expose the Essence Webservice, there is a difference in the web.config for non-secure and secure communication. With the Installer you will get the version for HTTP. So if you have an HTTPS Essence Portal, you will need to adjust your Essence web.config to match this situation. [More]

HowTo: Set up File Upload in the Essence Portal

In many cases it might come in handy to add a file attachment. For example, you have a Support Question and the user should be able to upload a screenshot. Or you have a Sales Contract and the user should be able to upload a PDF of the signed contract. In such cases you can enable the option to upload files. [More]

HowTo: Avoid the Loopback check

When you work on an Essence Portal in combination with Exact Synergy Enterprise, you might run into a strange error. Where your credentials both work and don't work at the same time? Find out about this Schrödinger-like dillema in this blogpost. [More]

HowTo: Get rid of the spinner on the startpage

When you have created a Custom Startpage from your Silver Essence Portal, you might run into the situation that the spinning loading animation doesn't go away. Here's what to do about that. [More]

HowTo: Check what happens in the background

When you are working on a complex cases, it might be useful to see what is happening in the background. Here's how you can do that. [More]

HowTo: Construct a Google Map URL

To accommodate an easy-to-use link to Google Maps, the Essence Portal offers the option to construct the Google Map URL. You can do this in the Silver Editor. [More]

HowTo: Create Data using BPM TaskManager

Quite a lot of our Partners are using BPM Software to automate tasks in the background. Not surprisi [More]