Documentation

The AM-technology documentation is designed to guide you through the project setup process, enabling you to swiftly launch your site.

Installation: Navigate the process of setting up the project environment.

Quick Start: Accelerate your project initiation with a concise guide.

User Guide: Explore detailed instructions on leveraging the project's features.

Technology Stack: Explore the unified C#, SQL Server, Bootstrap, and Microsoft ASP.NET Core foundation.

Developer Guide: Tailored for developers, this section provides insights into project development specifics.

Release Notes: Stay updated on the latest features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Installation Guide

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Installation Process

AM Technology software is a versatile cross-platform solution compatible with both Windows and Linux. Explore two installation options: deploying the project on Microsoft Azure or opting for the pre-installed version for the quickest setup.

Setting Up with IIS (Package without the Source Code)
  1. Copy the contents of the extracted project folder to an IIS virtual directory or site root.
  2. Access the site using a browser.
Note: For versions 3.90 or below, configure it to run in integrated mode and configure the application pool to run no managed code.
Database Configuration
  1. Create a new SQL Server database.
  2. Establish SQL username and password.
  3. Copy and paste the SQL script provided along with the project.
Modifying Connection String in appsettings.json
  1. Open appsettings.json in Notepad.
  2. Adjust the connection string with your SQL Server details:
  • Host
  • Database name
  • Username
  • Password
Uploading on Windows/Plesk
  1. Utilize an FTP client to upload the project files to your server.
  • Download an FTP client application of your choice.
  • Locate FTP credentials in your hosting control panel.
  • Set up the FTP connection using the obtained credentials.
  • Upload project files to the server.
Database Creation

Before launching the project, create a new database instance in your hosting control panel to store your website data.

Connection String Update in appsettings.json
  • Open appsettings.json in Notepad.
  • Adjust the connection string with your SQL Server details:
    • Host
    • Database name
    • Username
    • Password

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 Client (1607 or above)
  • Windows 11 (22000 or above)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 or above
Supported Databases
  • MS SQL Server 2019 or above
Supported Browsers
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and above (IE6 and IE7 were supported in versions prior to 3.60, IE8 was supported in versions prior to 4.10)
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 1.x
  • Apple Safari 2.x

Experience the efficiency and flexibility of your project installation with our user-friendly guide. For assistance, refer to our troubleshooting guide or reach out to our support team.

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Quick Start Guide

Install the Project:
  • Quickly launch your project by opting for our hassle-free pre-installed solution with WinHost, our trusted hosting partner. Choose our hosting plan for instant access to a fully set-up project environment. Refer to our complete installation guide for detailed instructions.
Login to Admin Panel:
  • Access the admin panel by logging in to your project.
Company Setup:
  • Navigate to "Website Setup" > "Company Setup."
  • Fill in the form, including selecting the project type, adding your company logo, favicon, name, description, address, contact details, email, and configuring SEO settings. Refer to the user guide for detailed instructions.
User Registration Setup:
  • In the "Settings" section, go to "Registration."
  • Configure user registration preferences, selecting options for email, phone, social media, or a combination. Consult the user guide for detailed guidance.
Category Setup:
  • Head to "Catalog" > "Category Add."
  • Add your project's categories using the user guide for step-by-step instructions.
Item Listing Setup:
  • Now, it's time to add your first listing.
  • Go to "Catalog" > "Listing" > "Add" and follow the user guide for a seamless item listing setup.
Payment Gateway Setup:
  • Set up your payment gateway by navigating to "API Setup" > "Payment Gateway API."

You are now prepared to launch your project! For any inquiries or assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

Note: For more detailed instructions, refer to the corresponding sections in the user guide provided with your installation.

User Manual

Technology Stack:

This technology stack combines powerful tools to deliver a robust, scalable, and user-friendly project.

Programming Language: C#

C# is a versatile and object-oriented programming language developed by Microsoft. It is widely used for building various types of applications due to its simplicity, type safety, and robust features.

Database: SQL Server

SQL Server, developed by Microsoft, is a reliable and scalable relational database management system (RDBMS). It provides a secure platform for efficient data storage and retrieval, supporting complex queries and transactions.

Frontend: Bootstrap

Bootstrap is an open-source CSS framework created by Twitter. It facilitates the development of responsive and visually appealing user interfaces. With pre-built components and layouts, Bootstrap streamlines the design process for a consistent user experience.

Framework: Microsoft ASP.NET Core

Microsoft ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform and high-performance framework designed for modern, cloud-based applications. It is open-source and optimized for building web applications and services. ASP.NET Core supports modular and scalable architectures, empowering developers to create efficient solutions.

Developer Guide

Improvements
  • ID #146 Total Records in Search Page Added a feature to display total records on the search page, improving user navigation and search results.
  • ID #130 Mobile Back Button Implemented a back button for mobile users, enhancing the user experience and ease of navigation.
Bug Fixing
  • ID #147 Search Page Chat Button Resolved issues with the chat button on the search page, ensuring proper functionality.
  • ID #148 Admin Homepage Banner Issue Fixed an issue with the admin homepage banner for better visual presentation.
  • ID #151 Product Listing Addressed issues with the product listing for better user experience.
  • ID #167 Product Detail Page Formatting Formatted the product detail page with attribute support for better presentation.
  • ID #165 Attribute Option Fixes Resolved issues related to attribute options for improved product detail display.

Improvements
  • ID #9 Color Code Customization Enabled color code customization in the admin panel, allowing administrators to personalize the color scheme to align with branding.
  • ID #115 Admin Page Protection Ensured that admin-defined pages cannot be deleted accidentally, maintaining data integrity and system stability.
  • ID #105 Advanced Product Slider Improved the product slider by adding advanced features, enhancing the display and navigation of products.
  • ID #52 Design Detail Page Refined the design of the detail page, providing a more aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly interface.
  • ID #122 Amenities Insert Added the ability to insert amenities, improving product details and user information.
  • ID #129 Payment Gateway Formatting Enhanced the formatting of the payment gateway page, making it more user-friendly and informative.
  • ID #136 Product Detail Deductions Improved product detail pages by deducting address span formatting, enhancing data accuracy.
  • ID #27 Product Validation Enhanced product insert validations, ensuring data accuracy and integrity.
  • ID #135 Credit Setting Expansion Expanded the credit-setting page in the admin panel by adding fields for classified information, providing more comprehensive credit management.
Bug Fixing
  • ID #117 Search Engine Resolved issues related to the search engine for better search functionality.
  • ID #121 Content Management Addressed issues with content management in admin-cmssetup for improved content handling.
  • ID #110 SMS API Removal Removed the SMS API dropdown if registration with a phone number is disabled.
  • ID #120 Quick View Formatting Formatted quick view functionality for better user experiences.
  • ID #114 Design Bug Fixes Addressed design bugs, including making item sliders auto and formatting video popups on desktop and mobile devices.
  • ID #123 Header Search Box Formatted the header search box for better appearance and usability.
  • ID #54 Product Detail Page Solved formatting issues on the product detail page for improved user experience.
  • ID #119 Chat with Seller Enabled chat with sellers on the search engine for enhanced communication.

Bug Fixing
  • ID #13 Category Page Fixed an issue by removing the dropdown options for sale and auction, ensuring a cleaner and more intuitive category page.
  • ID #22 Form Insert Resolved an issue with form insert functionality, ensuring it works correctly.
  • ID #5 HTML Builder Testing Addressed issues related to HTML builder testing, ensuring proper functionality.
  • ID #23 Frontend Responsive View Improved frontend responsive views for enhanced user experiences.
  • ID #30 Dynamic Language DIV Made dynamic adjustments to the language DIV for improved formatting.
  • ID #28 Language Tab Formatting Formatted the language tab for improved readability.
  • ID #21 Admin Profile Image Corrected the formatting of admin profile images for better display.
  • ID #32 Regional Setting Organization Organized regional settings in the admin panel for multilingual, currency, and country options.
  • ID #40 Admin Currency Tab Formatted the admin currency tab for better usability.
  • ID #31 Regional Setting Partial View Formatted the _RegionalSettingPartial view in the global folder by adjusting the country block of code.
  • ID #41 Regional Setting Component Fixed issues with the regional setting component to ensure it displays correctly.
  • ID #39 Product Image Tab Formatted the product image tab based on provided screenshots for better visual presentation.
  • ID #37 Shipping Tab Update Button Fixed the update button in the shipping tab when "is free shipping" is marked as checked.
  • ID #29 Script Component Addressed issues related to the script component for proper functionality.
  • ID #50 Admin-Product Home Page Setup Fixes Resolved issues with the setup of the admin-product home page for improved user experience.
  • ID #53 Script Manager Page Formatting Formatted the script manager page for better usability.
  • ID #47 Currency API Page Formatting Formatted the currency API page in the admin panel for better display.
  • ID #60 Register and Login Testing Conducted testing for registration and login processes to ensure they work correctly.
  • ID #112 Login Page Format Formatted the login page for improved appearance and functionality.
  • ID #57 Menu Testing Conducted testing on menus for customers, sellers, and administrators.
  • ID #58 Edit and Delete Mode Testing Checked all links and functionality in edit and delete modes.

Improvements
  • ID #8 File Storage Setup Improved file storage capabilities by adding support for Azure Storage and local storage, providing users with more flexibility in data management.
  • ID #3 Availability Setup Added an availability setup form in the seller profile tab, enhancing the user experience and enabling sellers to better manage their availability.
  • ID #19 Sequencing Fields Refined the sequence of fields to align with user profiles, optimizing the layout for a more user-friendly interface.
  • ID #35 Currency View Enhanced the currency view by fine-tuning the partial view formatting, ensuring a consistent and polished appearance.
  • ID #24 Form Validation Improved form validation by validating add forms and lists of advertisements, enhancing data accuracy and integrity.
  • ID #43 SEO Optimization Optimized the SEO section by collapsing the basic tab of product information, making it more organized and user-friendly.
  • ID #48 Listing Videos Enhanced the listing videos by adding provider information and adjusting video labels based on the provider, offering more clarity to users.
  • ID #4 Meta Data Structures Created meta data structures for the product insert page, improving data organization and retrieval.
  • ID #61 Email Registration Code Implemented an email registration code feature, enhancing the registration process and increasing security.
  • ID #109 Currency Management Improved currency management by adding the ability to insert, remove, and display currency options in the admin panel.
  • ID #62 Password Recovery Email Enhanced user experience by adding email notifications for password recovery, making it easier for users to regain access to their accounts.

This version marks the inception of our portal software, introducing a basic design, seller panel, and admin panel. It signifies the project's commencement and lays the foundation for subsequent developments.

Improvements
  • Enhanced User Experience Introduced features for invoice viewing and printing.
    Streamlined the order cancellation process.
    Provided options to deactivate or delete users.
    Launched the seller dashboard.

Improvements
  • Comprehensive Upgrades Focused on performance optimization.
    Enhanced user management.
    Improved order handling and chat functionality.
    Updated category management.
  • Launched the iOS app.

Improvements
  • Modernization and Expansion Introduced a new clean and modern default theme.
    Added multi-vendor support.
    Performed search engine optimization.
  • Launched the Android app.

Improvements
  • Refactoring and Expansion Undertook source code refactoring.
    Introduced a blogging system.
    Moved to ASP.NET 4.0 (Visual Studio 2017 required for source code editing).
    Optimized performance.
    Added "Upload field" product attribute control type.
    Addressed various bug fixes.

Improvements
  • Administrative Optimization Further optimized admin area performance.
    Updated AjaxControlToolkit.dll to the latest version.
    Simplified CSS.
    Addressed several bug fixes.

Improvements
  • Administrative Enhancements Optimized admin area performance.
    Introduced product attributes (e.g. color, size).
    Implemented password recovery.
    Addressed several bug fixes.
  • Launched the Android app.

Improvements
  • Enhanced Features Added SSL support.
    Reworked web design with CSS improvements.
    Displayed categories on the home page.
    Enabled the management of wishlists (enabled/disabled).
    Optimized performance.
    Addressed several bug fixes and made improvements.

Improvements
  • Enhanced Features Implemented the PayPal Express payment gateway as a beta feature.
    Added functionality for Google sitemaps.
    Enabled the disabling of buy buttons for specific products.
    Introduced a new wishlist feature.
    Resolved various bug issues.

Improvements
  • Code Refinement Source code is now well-commented.
    Several bug fixes were implemented.

The first ASP.NET version of the software has been released, signifying the beginning of the portal software. It introduces a basic design, seller panel, and admin panel, laying the groundwork for future developments.

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Your website is a tireless employee, working around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without rest or break. It is the face of your business, representing you to the world, and it needs to be the best it can be. That's why you can trust the expert team at AM-Technology to create the ultimate employee for your business - a website that works for you, day and night.

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