I'm trying to create a custom page in web 8, to do it I'm following these steps:

  1. Create a Custom Page from Tridion
  2. Create an .aspx file in the File System (under WebUI/MyFolder)
  3. Add the following simple code

    <%@ Import Namespace="Tridion.ContentManager"%>
    <%@ Import Namespace="Tridion.ContentManager.ContentManagement"%>
    <%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="false"%>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html >
        <head id="head">
        <body class="itemview">
            <div id="StackElement" class="stack horizontal fixed">
                <% Tridion.ContentManager.ContentManagement.Component c = Tridion.ContentManager.Session.GetObject("tcm:111-11111"); %>

But I get "The type or namespace name 'Component' does not exist in the namespace 'Tridion.ContentManager.ContentManagement' (are you missing an assembly reference?)"

Any idea what might be missing?

Thanks in advance.

  • Do you have the Tridion Content Manager dlls in the bin directory of your custom page's virtual directory? Apr 2, 2017 at 15:47

2 Answers 2


I realized that the custom page you create in Tridion is just a link, so I created a complete new solution in Visual Studio using WebApi and once it worked locally I uploaded to the server and create a Custom Page (a link) to that new solution (which I moved to the server as published code).


Please try below mention assembly reference. i hope it will work.!!!! please try here sample example

  • Same happens...
    – polonskyg
    Mar 2, 2017 at 20:22
  • Creating custom page using core services? Mar 2, 2017 at 21:01
  • Didn't try it, but the problem here is why Component is not being found... To use core services, I'll need more time to try it. Thx.
    – polonskyg
    Mar 3, 2017 at 13:13

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