How to Add Login-as-User button to Edit User Page in AbleCommerce 7

Introduction This modification is so simple to do, yet so useful once you do it.  How many times have you had to look up a user account, edit their account to view some detail and then decide you need to log in as that user?  Or even worse, create a brand new user account and immediately need to log in as that user? Well for me it happens a lot.  I often view a user’s order history before deciding my next action.  The easiest way to do that (for me) is to search for the user in Admin/People/Users and then hit the Orders tab.  But the proble...

Jul 20, 2011 READ MORE
Visual Studio 2010 Macros vsaenv cannot find one or more components error

This week has been nothing but hassles after upgrading to Visual Studio 2010 Professional.  After a few days running VS2010, I was happy with the installation so I decided to uninstall Visual Studio 2008 from my computer.  The uninstall went fine and I even bounced my PC just to be on the safe side. At first Studio 2010 seemed completely unaffected by the uninstall of VS2008, but boy was I wrong.  As soon as I tried to fire off a recorded macro VS2010 just sits there like it’s going to hang.  Eventually I noticed a background popup box in the t...

Jun 26, 2011 READ MORE
AbleCommerce 7 Build Web Site with Visual Studio 2010

Having problems building your AbleCommerce 7 website with VS2010?  So am I. So far I’ve figured out that even though you have your IIS application pool set to .Net 2.0, you still have to set the Target Framework in VS2010 to .Net 4.0.    Otherwise VS2010 won’t build the AC7 site. Not sure why, but if you don’t do it that way, VS2010 will complain about ScriptManager and/or UpdatePanel (the AJAX stuff) and your site won’t build. Sure would be nice to spend time programming instead of fighting VS2010.  Upgrading to Visual Studio 2010 may not...

Jun 24, 2011 READ MORE
ASP.Net error ScriptManager does not exist in the current context

I just recently upgraded to Visual Studio 2010.  After trying to build the site for the first time (in VS2010 that is), I got an unusual error message. For some reason, VS2010 didn’t like this code any more when VS2008 was ok with it: ScriptManager.RegisterClientScriptBlock(page, typeof(string), "EditHTML", js, true); Visual Studio 2010 was complaining that ScriptManager does not exist in the current context.  Yet it compiled fine in 2008 Studio. After a little searching on the net, I found a conversation about having to add a refere...

Jun 16, 2011 READ MORE
FogBugz and Beanstalk integration setup

Yesterday I decided it was time to tie my case management software FogBugz into my source code control system Beanstalk (SVN). Beanstalk offers a FogBugz integration, but I couldn’t get it to work.  Every time I set it to my FogBugz URL, Beanstalk would respond with some sort of “Unable to connect to host” message. The solution was that the Beanstalk integration to FogBugz does not support sub-domain URLs for the FogBugz path.  In other words, you can’t do http:// www. ablemods. com/ support/.  However, if you move your FogBugz path to the root of...

May 13, 2011 READ MORE