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Plugin for deleting missing properties

When developing your site and refactoring property names on page- and block types you can end up with some “missing” properties when you view them in admin mode.

Per Bjurstrom has a nice blog post about how typed models are synchronized .

If you change a property name on your page types base class you have to go to each page type in admin mode, select that property and decide if you want to delete it or save it disconnected from code.

Doing repetitive tasks is boring and things tend to get missed Ler

I think that the admin mode lacks an easy way to see all missing  properties and have the possibility to delete them.

So I decided to create a small plugin for the task.

The result looks like this:

 

Missingproperties

 

Just tick the delete checkbox for the properties you want to delete and hit the delete button.

You can download the code over at the code section.

Mar 26, 2013

Jeff.Wallace
(By Jeff.Wallace, 3/26/2013 11:11:27 PM)

Nice work. I've been doing a bit of property deletion the past week and this will be a nice way to streamline both the finding and the deleting of them in the future.

Mike Cockrell
(By Mike Cockrell, 4/20/2013 4:33:33 AM)

Hey Per,

Noticed a small issue in your code, you are continuing to bind the properties grid view when the page posts back, I am using this awesome admin plugin, but modified the code as follows:

Moved:
this._contentTypeModelRepository = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance();
into the Setup() routine

Added:
if (!Page.IsPostBack)
{
Setup();
}

in the OnLoad

per.nergard
(By per.nergard, 4/22/2013 9:46:08 AM)

@Mike: Oops! Thanks for the update I will update the code.

Ayo
(By Ayo, 2/21/2018 12:36:44 PM)

This is exactly what I'm looking for but this post is from 2013, I am using episerver 10 will this plugin work with more recent versions of EpiServer? 

Is there not a built in way to do this? This is my first Episerver project, I come from an Umbraco Background, it seems very silly that this is not an option. 

If you have 100s of block types, mulitple enviroments, lots of refactoring to do means its error prone.... any ideas?

per.nergard
(By per.nergard, 2/21/2018 2:31:44 PM)

No built in way to do this. I think it should work pretty out of the box. There might be some changes to which repository is used to get and delete properties. But I know we have it in projects based on Episerver 10.

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