I am currently working with the category functionality in EPiServer and ran into a small hiccup with the new CategoryRepository introduced in EPiServer CMS 8. Nothing large, just a small heads up if you are working with a site where your editors are using and updating categories.
A small but infuriating thingie and visually wrongful mapping.
When working in Admin mode, updating, creating and doing your every day category stuff; you might notice the column names. In particular the columns Name and DisplayName.
When also using the UI in Swedish it becomes even more confusing:
So what’s wrong here besides the duplicate translation issue?
Well; DisplayName does not exist in the new <strong>CategoryRepository</strong> which was introduced and aimed for replacing the old way of working with categories.
It’s now mapped at column
tblCategory and hence it´s getter is accessed by
Developers – fine, we can live with that. But from an editor/admin point of wiew – not so much.
As a godsend the following blog post by Mattias Olsson appeared to the rescue: Translating the EPiServer UI.
Put the following in
~/langand the labels now adds up to reality.
And causes less confusion.
Giving this as a result:
And in Swedish: