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EPiImage and EPiServer 7

Can I use EPiImage with EPiServer 7? What is happening with EPiImage going forward?

 

I get a lot of questions regarding EPiImage, so I thought I answer you all with a blog post.

 

Why have you been so quiet lately?

Since last fall my current project has eaten up all my time, and I haven’t had much time to blog and work on open source projects like EPiImage. Soon I will go into 3 months of paternity leave and will try to keep my days EPiServer free for a change. (Brain: EPiServer out, diapers in).

I will however be back to normal speed in May, so expect to hear more from me then.

 

Does EPiImage work with EPiServer 7?

Currently the answer is no yes. Steve Celius at EPiServer Norway has started work on making the current code working with EPiServer 7, but it is still a way from doing so.

Read more here: EPiImage for EPiServer 7: Legacy release

The goal is to create a Nuget package that will make the current version of EPiImage work in a legacy way with EPiServer 7. Primarily for sites migrating from earlier versions of EPiServer.

 

Does EPiImageResizer work with EPiServer 7?

It actually does. Joel Abrahamsson asked me that question back in July 2012 and I recompiled the EPiImageResizer for EPiServer 7 Preview back then and it worked like a charm.

 

So if anyone has some spare time:

Please download the source and compile it against EPiServer 7 and create a Nuget package. The files you need are: EPiImageResizer.asx, EPiImageConfiguration.cs and EPiImageEngine.cs-

 

What is the future of EPiImage and EPiServer 7?

I have some ideas how we could totally rebuild EPiImage to use the cool new UI in EPiServer 7, but I haven’t gotten as far as building anything yet. EPiImage is open source and a collaborative undertaking, so any ideas or code is much appreciated. Unfortunately I won’t contribute anything solid until May 2013.

 

Status

So that is the status. I would really have liked to have something more positive to tell you (like that the next version of EPiImage is just around the corner), but such is life with a demanding project and small kids.

Jan 15, 2013

David Sandeberg
( By David Sandeberg, 1/15/2013 9:42:02 PM)

Thanks for the update. Have a good paternity leave!

( 1/25/2013 3:11:20 PM)

Since I wrote this post Steve and I have gotten EPiImage working with EPiServer 7 in legacy mode. Details here: http://world.episerver.com/Blogs/Alexander-Haneng/Dates/2013/1/EPiImage-for-EPiServer-7-Legacy-release/

tuan.truong@netcat.com.au
( By tuan.truong@netcat.com.au, 5/9/2013 10:53:49 AM)

Hello guys, I have done a side project converting the property to EPiserver 7 using dojo , the details could be found here:
https://github.com/tuanvt/EPiImage-7.1 . I would love to upload this a new branch on the current EPIImage source code . Hope this helps a bit

( 6/4/2013 12:34:57 PM)

Hi Alexander,

What is the current state of EPiImage. We have a new EPiServer 7 project on the go and intended to use this plugin but I can see from the above that it is only 'Legacy' mode and that it shouldn't be used in a new project based on 7. What needs to be done here so it takes advantage of the new EPiServer 7 GUI? Can we do anything to help?

As a note, I went to check Tuan's GIT but that is showing a 404 now.

Oh and hope everything is good with the kid!!

( 6/5/2013 9:39:37 AM)

Hi Ben,

I haven't done anything with it since I got back to the office a month ago. You could check out Tuan Truong's version, here is the correct link:
https://github.com/tuanvt/EPiImage-7.1

Everything is great with my little girls :-)

-Alexander

Greg B
( By Greg B, 7/11/2013 11:20:16 AM)

Hi,

Has there been any movement on this. Is it worth having a discussion somewhere to plan getting EPiImage to a fully usable state for CMS 7 MVC? I have some time I could commit to the project.

ketels
( By ketels, 7/25/2013 3:00:30 PM)

Hi.
I'm having some problems with EPiImage on a EPi7 site. When the app pool, recycles the EPiImage Property becomes null.
Is this anything you have seen before?

( 11/26/2013 3:52:17 PM)

Hi Johan,

Have you solved an issue with null property?

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