I want to upgrade my existing custom TBBS to use DD4T 2.0 from DD4T 1 and uploaded the following into my Nuget feed:

  1. DD4T.Core.2.1.0
  2. DD4T.Model.2.1.0
  3. DD4T.Templates.Base.2.1.2
  4. Newtonsoft.Json.6.0.8

I am referring those in my ms-build commands to merge those dlls alongwith TBBs to get a Templating.merged.dll which I want to upload to my CMS.

The issue what I am facing is as soon as I point to DD4T.Templates.Base DLL which is there in DD4T 2.0 my merged DLL shows 0 bytes.

All other DD4T 2.0 DLLs are fine with merging except DD4T.Templates.Base DLL. I checked the build window and it shows:

Unresolved assembly reference not allowed

For the DLLs like Tridion.ExternalContentLibrary V2 etc. I am adding those in the ms-build merge one by one but not sure how many I need to add. Currently I am stuck with the error Tridion.ExternalContentLibrary.DomainLibrary and I did not find this in ECL list.

Please suggest the best way to deal with this.


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The project files of the latest DD4T Templates release (https://github.com/dd4t/DD4T.TridionTemplates/blob/master/source/DD4T.Templates/DD4T.Templates.csproj and https://github.com/dd4t/DD4T.TridionTemplates/blob/master/source/DD4T.Templates.Base/DD4T.Templates.Base.csproj) show us the following dependencies from SDL Tridion 2013 SP1:

  • Tridion.Common.dll
  • Tridion.ContentManager.Common.dll
  • Tridion.ContentManager.dll
  • Tridion.ContentManager.Publishing.dll
  • Tridion.ContentManager.Queuing.dll
  • Tridion.ContentManager.TemplateTypes.dll
  • Tridion.ContentManager.Templating.dll
  • Tridion.ContentManager.TypeRegistration.dll
  • Tridion.ExternalContentLibrary.dll
  • Tridion.ExternalContentLibrary.V2.dll
  • Tridion.Logging.dll

the following from DD4T 2.1.0:

  • DD4T.ContentModel.dll
  • DD4T.ContentModel.Contracts.dll
  • DD4T.ContentModel.XmlSerializers.dll
  • DD4T.Serialization.dll

plus Newtonsoft Json 6.0.8:

  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll

The SDL Tridion 2013 SP1 files referenced can all be found in the ..\Tridion\bin\client folder on the server you installed the SDL Tridion Content Manager on. You can't find these files anywhere else, you have to get them from an installed server. The DD4T DLLs you can get from NuGet or build yourself and the Newtonsoft DLL you can also get from NuGet.


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