Try our conversational search powered by Generative AI!

Problems with DOPE



Is there anything special you need to do to get DOPE to work on a site? I works fine out of the box on my development environment, but it doesn`t work on my test environment. I use the same database and i use the EPiServer:Property webcontrol to render out the properties.

 BR, Tore Gjerdrum

Dec 16, 2008 14:40


 Do you inherit from EPiServer.TemplatePage?

Dec 16, 2008 16:29

Hi Per.

I inherhit from a class that inherits form EPiServer.TemplatePage. Is there any permissions that you need to set? Have not found any yet.

BR, Tore Gjerdrum

Dec 16, 2008 16:45

Hi from another Per

No special permission needed, other than that the currently logged on user has to have up to and including publish access on the page.

Exaclty what is happening? Is the option avaliable on the right click menu but nothing happens when you select it, or is it missing completly? Any javascript errors?


Per Gunsarfs
EPiServer CMS development team

Dec 16, 2008 17:00

Hi another Per :)

The option is there and when I click it the page is loaded an normal. But I don`t get the squares around the MainIntro and MainBody property as I get in my development enviroment. There are no javascript errors.

If you want, you could send me an email and I will send a username and password to the site to you. My email is tore dot gjerdrum at epinova dot no.

I did a little check to see if SupportsOnPageEdit was set to true, and it is true:

IPropertyControl control = PropertyControlClassFactory.Instance.CreatePropertyControl(propName.InnerProperty);

if (control != null)
PropertyDataControl control2 = control as PropertyDataControl;
if (control2 != null)
bool foo1 = control2.SupportsOnPageEdit;

BR, Tore Gjerdrum.

Dec 16, 2008 17:46

Hi Tore,

We have a known isssue in R2 running under windows 2003 i.e. Bug # 15719. We have tested that this bug also causes probelms with DOPE. Possible workaround is to add StatcFiileHandler in your webconfig i.e.

<location path = util>
<add path="*.ht*" verb ="*" type="EPiServer.Web.StaticFileHandler, EPiServer" validate="True"/>

Dec 16, 2008 22:55

Thanks Shahid!

Will try it out later this week.


Dec 17, 2008 17:08

Tested it out now and it worked like a charm :)

Thanks Shahid!

Dec 23, 2008 11:42

I have a similar problem..

When I click "edit" just one of many <episerver:property .. /> controls gets the lines/dotts around them.

EPiServer version: 5.1.422.256

OS: Windows Vista



The controls is in a .ascx that inherits from EPiServer.UserControlBase. This usercontrol is placed in Page.aspx.

If i move the <episerver:property.. /> from inside the usercontrol to the Page.aspx; DOPE is working.

Any ideas?

Update 2:

For some reason this was the problem:

protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)

if (IsValue("Thumbnail"))
pnlImage.Visible = true;



Edited, May 18, 2009 12:50
This thread is locked and should be used for reference only. Please use the Episerver CMS 7 and earlier versions forum to open new discussions.
* You are NOT allowed to include any hyperlinks in the post because your account hasn't associated to your company. User profile should be updated.