June 03 2009
Getting started with XSL extensions – part 1
XSLT is a great technology to use to output HTML from Sitecore’s XML. XSLT should be used instead of sublayouts, whenever there is no need for complex logic. However sometimes you need a little chunk of logic to be performed or a simple operation to be executed in your XSLT. XSL extensions are great for this. It allows you to call some C# / VB methods you from your XSLT.
This article will give you an introduction to writing XSL extensions. It will show you, how you configure and call them, but also give some pointer and ideas on when and how to use them.