Composite C1 4.2

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Reviewed:  2 reviews
Downloads: 1726
Change Set: 34490
Released: May 27, 2014
Updated: May 27, 2014 by mawtex
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Composite C1 4.2 (4.2.5249.32246)

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Getting started

If you are new to Composite C1 and want to install it:

You can upgrade to version 4.2 from earlier Composite C1 releases - see guide lines below.

What's new in 4.2?

Most important of all the 4.2 release enable users to build much richer web experiences - this is possible thanks to a simplified interface for changing C1 Function settings and 'pixel perfect' previews of C1 Functions in the Visual Editor, making it very easy to locate elements you need to update.

The list of changes below is not exhaustive, but contains the highlights of this release.

C1 Functions embedded in the Visual Editor show a "perfect preview" of the function output.

The Visual Editor in Composite C1 now acurately represent C1 Function calls with a preview

Editing C1 Functions from the Visual Editor is a lot more user friendly

The Function Call Editor is now way more user friendly

New responsive starter site "Venus" - see a preview on

Venus Starter Site

The Visual Editor canvas width is now set to match the width of the content placeholder in the actual rendered template. If you update the template or CSS the width will follow.

We set the width of the Visual Editor so it matches your web design

Content editing on iPad functional

Editing Content on iPad

Server Log (moved to System perspective) contains login auditing, present stack traces much better and more. If verbose logging is enabled the log will also contain auditing info about major actions (like page edits) and user access changes.

Google Chrome issues in the C1 Console fixed.

ASP.NET Razor 3.1.1 now default

New UI widget for selecting glyphicons and similar font based icons

New security permission type 'Configure' added - actions like adding a new website and managing meta data / page folders now require this (or admin) permission.

This release also contain a great number of minor new features, performance/stability/ux improvements and fixes, please see for more details.

Known Issues

You may not get the visual previews for C1 Functions if you run in certain hosting environments. In those cases you will get a generic representation of the C1 Function like previously.

This is the case on Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS) - this is due do blocks in the IP stack on this platform.

Upgrade guidelines

You can upgrade manually (copy files, modify xml in config files etc.) or you can automate the procedure using an Upgrade Package.

Manual Upgrade
The manual upgrade guidelines are posted "gratis" on CodePlex when available. They are intended for the tech savvy DIY developers and organizations.

Easy Upgrade
The Upgrade Package is a paid service that provide you with upgrade support and a simple and painless upgrade path - you can upgrade directly from the web interface with a few clicks. Beside from making continuous upgrades easy you help fund the development of Composite C1, which is a super awesome thing to do.

See for details.

Upgrading from earlier Composite C1 4.2 releases
If you are among the awesome people who helped us test the beta releases of 4.2, you get the easy upgrade free of charge:
  1. Make a backup of your website.
  2. In the C1 Console, go to "Packages" on the System perspective
  3. Browse down "Composite.Updates" and click "Package Info" on the 4.2 upgrade
  4. In the Package Info view, click install
  5. Complete the wizard
  6. Enjoy

After upgrading you should immediately see the new features - no configuration needed.

Reviews for this release

Function Previews... seriously, how awesome is that. Just the fact that its pulled off shows to me, what an advanced and superior product C1 is. Its not an easy thing to do, not at all, using a headless browser behind the scenes and managing to cut out just the area of the page rendered by a specific function. Otherwise its a generally recommended update because of bug fixes and performance updates.
by burningice on Oct 3, 2014 at 4:06 PM
Another great update for Composite, on the right track. + Small step towards touch-interfaces, but still a long way to go; - Some issues have not been fixed that I hope would be fixed; - Please do check the update package in Composite C1 4.2 Beta 2: It's not available there.
by wpaap on Jun 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM