Content Studio version 5: Exceed your imagination

The Content Studio Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation, as well as code examples within the topics, for Content Studio .NET.

The Content Studio SDK describes the technologies that Content Studio provides for developers. It contains overview information and step-by-step, how-to procedures for programming with Content Studio that can help you get started writing applications. You can find several code examples within the documentation, as well as some tips and best practices for using the development platform of Content Studio.

The SDK documentation intends to give a fairly detailed understanding of what Content Studio can do. The primary audiences are web site and Intranet developers, server administrators and others who want to explore the capabilities of Content Studio. It may also advice IT architects and system engineers when making decisions to set up a web site.

The documentation of Content Studio consists of many parts, with different subjects and target groups. Information about generic technologies (XML, Windows, .NET etc.) can be found via other publicly available sources. They will however be described briefly when needed to explain proprietary technologies.

The documentation is divided into the following sections:

About Content Studio

Content Studio (CS) is a generic content management and publishing platform, based on the server technology from Microsoft. It enables high data security level, strict access control and good scalability. The published material can follow any standard (i.e. HTML, XHTML, XML, Excel, PDF etc.) and it is possible to control the presentation in great detail for any specified platform (i.e. web browsers, WAP terminals and external databases).

Content Studio is a module based and multi-layered server application. The most important parts, except for the Content Studio Server module, are the operating system (Microsoft Windows Server), its security and access mechanisms (i.e. Active Directory), the document database (Microsoft SQL Server), and the web server (Microsoft Internet Information Server). Together they form a powerful and flexible platform

One Content Studio installation can manage one or many web sites, external webs or internal webs. All server components are shared between the sites. All this is maintained and administrated via a web interface, where no components need to be installed on the client hardware.

Content Studio is based on Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 / 4.5. It is assumed that web developers have at least basic knowledge of the Microsoft web technologies (especially ASP.NET and C#) and web programming (HTML/XHTML, XML, CSS etc.). For more detailed information on Microsoft .NET Framework, please refer to the official Microsoft web sites and

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