SmartStore.NET 2.1 is a developer- and designer-focused release with the main goal to drastically simplify plugin development, debugging & deployment, thus being an important milestone for our upcoming Plugin Marketplace.
With SmartStore.NET 2.1, plugins finally are first-class citizens, and theme development has never been easier:
- Plugin assemblies can contain multiple providers now (e.g. shipping calculators, payment methods etc.)
- Views in plugin source folders can be edited during debug. The changes are reflected adhoc without the need for recompilation.
- No embedded views anymore. Views get copied to the deployment folder.
- No cumbersome return View("Very.Long.View.Identifier") anymore, just regular MVC areas.
- Plugins can provide custom tabs more easily (now with on demand AJAX loading).
- Theme inheritance: create derived child themes with minimum effort by overriding only small parts (static files and even variables).
Want to know more about this release, please checkout the official release notes.
If you have any questions about creating your webshop with SmartStore.NET or upgrading your SmartStore.NET installation, please feel free to contact us.