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Last updated: Feb 23 2015

EPiServer CMS and Commerce use an asset management system where you can store media file assets. A media type is an image, video, or document that you define before you can use it on a page. The Assets pane shows blocks and media assets, and also the product catalog in Commerce. 

The assets system is based on a typed model with support for the following property types:

  • ContentReference property type with an image UIHint appears as an image that you can edit.
  • ContentReference property type with a video UIHint appears as a video that you can edit.
  • ContentReference property type with a mediafile UIHint appears  as an file that you can edit.
  • Url property type with a image UIHint appears as an image that you can edit.
  • Url property type with a video UIHint appears as a vedio that you can edit.
  • Url property type with a document UIHint appears as an file that you can edit.

The following functionality is available for all content types:

  • Waste basket support for all content types, including moving, viewing and restoring from trash.
  • Reference check when you delete any content item (image, page, block, and so on); opens a dialog box with links to affected content references.
  • Drag and drop support from the media manager in the Assets pane to any overlay or editor that handles files (ContentReferences or URLs with a mediafile, image, or video UIHint).

See Media types and templates to define types for media. See BLOB storage and BLOB providers to change storage model for media, such as BLOB provider.

Changing the maximum upload file size

In web.config, change the parameters maxAllowedContentLength and maxRequestLength:

XML
<system.webServer>
  <security>
    <requestFiltering>
      <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="1048576000" />
    </requestFiltering>
  </security>
</system.webServer>

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