Pretty simple question, I hope the answer is too. We're doing a quite fancy trick with SVG's on our website, and in order to help Content Editors along with maintaining the SVG's referenced in Tridion (I would daresay it's a requirement), it might be helpful if we had an actual preview of the image. Currently it just shows a Check Icon. Even after you click on the image, which usually opens a new tab with a larger depiction of said image.

enter image description here

I am however quite unsure where to look in order to make a image preview available. I believe this requires some manual magic due to the fact SVG's are... underestimated and undersupported (IE...). I tried going through the LiveDocs about this, but no real luck. If someone could point me in the right direction I would be grateful.

1 Answer 1


I had a look at the preview functionality, and it seems all previews are actually handled by this specific url http ://(TRIDION-CM)/WebUI/Editors/CME/icon.png?target=view&maxwidth=320&maxheight=200&uri=tcm%3A17-1724&mode=thumb&modified=2014-09-03T13:18:57

This icon.png looks to be some placeholder for a http handler that serves the actual image.

I also found a web.config setting in the web config in C:\Program Files (x86)\Tridion\web\WebUI\Editors\CME\web.config

<add path="multimedia.bin" verb="GET" validate="false" type="Tridion.Web.UI.Editors.CME.Http.MultiMediaProvider" />

I'm not entirely sure, but I believe this multimediaprovider class handles creation of such a preview image. You could try and build your own multimediaprovider http handler that can generate previews of your svg image.

Big disclaimer : I'm not sure if modifying these files invalidates your support contract with Tridion. You might end up with a broken installation, so back up any files before making any modifications.

  • @MDa - did this work for you? Aug 26, 2016 at 7:09
  • any solution for this issue? Dec 28, 2016 at 3:20

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.