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sitefinitysteve asked on 15 Dec 2010, 05:40 PM
What does this mean?

Improved: RadStyleSheetManager to combine style sheets in a designated external folder

We can combine css not in assemblies now?

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Simon
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answered on 21 Dec 2010, 02:15 PM
Hello Steve,

Yes, with Q3 2010 SP1 RadStyleSheetManager is able to serve and/or combine external style sheet files. There are a few requirements, though, which you should have in mind when using the feature.

First, the folder which contains the style sheet files must be explicitly stated in the web.config of the application:
<appSettings>
  <add key="Telerik.Web.UI.StyleSheetFolder" value="~/StyleSheets"/>
</appSettings>

Additionally the folder must be inside the application's folder tree. Then you can register the individual style sheet files in RadStyleSheetManager:
<telerik:RadStyleSheetManager ID="RadStyleSheetManager1" runat="server">
    <StyleSheets>
        <telerik:StyleSheetReference Path="~/StyleSheets/StyleSheet1.css" />
        <telerik:StyleSheetReference Path="~/StyleSheets/Base/StyleSheet2.css" />
    </StyleSheets>
</telerik:RadStyleSheetManager>

Finally the external style sheet files must be inside the targeted folder as otherwise a server-side exception will be thrown.

I hope this information helps.

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Simon
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answered on 21 Dec 2010, 02:52 PM
It helps, and it's awesome!

:D 

Thanks so much guys, this has been on my wishlist forever.

Now since you're running it through a pipe to combine, is it also minifying?...if not...can it? :)
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answered on 21 Dec 2010, 05:17 PM
Is there a way to specify multiple folders in the web.config entry?
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Simon
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answered on 22 Dec 2010, 02:52 PM
Hi Steve,

External style sheets are run through the same pipeline as embedded ones, i.e. they are combined and compressed (if either or both are turned on).

Currently there is no way to specify multiple folders, however, we will implement this in the upcoming weeks.

I hope this helps.

All the best,
Simon
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answered on 31 Dec 2010, 05:47 PM
Can you explain to me why we even need to specify the directories? This was a nice first step, but what I need is something like RadScriptManager. Why can't I just do:

<CompositeStyleSheet>
<StyleSheets>
...
</StyleSheets>
</CompositeStyleSheet>

I have css files in multiple locations, having to specify directories will be a pain. I think the ideal would be to make this work just like RadScriptManager. Is there a reason why it's done so differently?
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Simon
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answered on 04 Jan 2011, 04:27 PM
Hello Steve,

Yes, we have implemented the 'target folder' approach because of the fact that a malicious user can craft a URL that can fetch any file from the project file structure. Pointing out the allowed folders resolves this potential security hole as in this way we can deny access to any requested file outside the designated folder.

ScriptManager (and RadScriptManager in particular) work in the same way internally however the ASP.NET Framework handles the security checks.

I hope this sheds more light on the matter.

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Simon
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answered on 01 Mar 2011, 10:15 PM
What's the syntax to get the mutliple folders?  I see the notes in the last release that it can support more than one folder now...

This doesn't seem to work

The style sheet '~/styles/common/commonnew.css' is not located in any of the 'Style Sheet' folders designated in the web.config.



<telerik:RadStyleSheetManager ID="stylesheetManager" runat="server" CdnSettings-TelerikCdn="Disabled" >
    <StyleSheets>
        <telerik:StyleSheetReference Path="~/styles/common/commonnew.css" />
        <telerik:StyleSheetReference Path="~/Skins/MedportalGrey/PanelBar.MedportalGrey.css" />
    </StyleSheets>
</telerik:RadStyleSheetManager>


<add key="Telerik.Web.UI.StyleSheetFolder" value="~/Skins/Medportal,~/styles/common,~/styles" />
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answered on 01 Mar 2011, 10:30 PM
**REMOVED**
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answered on 06 Jul 2011, 01:42 AM
What should this work with 2010.2.929.20 ?

I still get the error -- (Object instance exception)

EDIT: Yeah -- I tried the latest available trial and that worked instantly.
Is there a hot fix for just this issue since my upgrade rights have expired?
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Dimitar Terziev
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answered on 11 Jul 2011, 12:08 PM
Hello Matt,

We are unable to provide you with a hot fix, you should upgrade if possible.

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Dimitar Terziev
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