Archive: January, 2014

Sheer UI: 3 - Syntax and Controls

January 05, 2014

The previous articles explained what Sheer UI was and how to do basic integrations into your system but what else can it do? There's a good deal of syntax that is supported and a number of useful controls at your disposal.

Sheer UI: 2 - Hello World

January 05, 2014

With the previous article explaining a bit about what Sheer UI is, setting up a hello world will make much more sense. For this, I'm going to setup the XML control and supporting class file and then give examples of calling them from Applications and Item Editor Tabs

Sheer UI: 1 - A Tale of Two Systems

January 05, 2014


My journey began with a rebuild of a Sheer UI Wizard. I didn't build it, but I was about to learn to. After finding a dearth of literature on Sheer and realizing the documentation was a little out of date (I'm guessing SC 4), I knew I was going to write something on it. When I began writing I thought I knew a fair amount about Sheer from my experience creating different utilities but as it turns out, I knew very little. Though, from some of the applications I've seen, there seems to be a few who have faced the abyss and become steely Sheer developers, I'm betting there are more like myself with passable knowledge but not the whole picture. There was a recently released video walkthrough from the 24 hours of Sitecore led by Robert Hock that details setting up a Sheer UI application that's also worth watching and a video of the presentation I gave to the Sitecore User Group.