Monday, June 13, 2005

Integration of MCMS with VS.NET and Role of SQL Server 2000

When MCMS installs, it integrates itself with VS.NET so that you can create MCMS projects. When you are going to create a site with MCMS, you need to tell MCMS where to save all information. For that purpose we need to configure database in SQL Server. There is no concept of premade pages, all pages are created from template pages with empty controls on it. Later on, when accessed (indirectly through channel name), the controls are filled with data that comes from attached SQL Server database. Its all responsibility of MCMS. Whatever authors add content to site, that all is saved in db, and MCMS fetches the contents of the channel accessed on runtime and fills the controls, and sends it to "Subscriber" (generally called a guest user).

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