Peter Kjaer
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During GUI Extension development, what are the likely causes of a blank user interface with a grey bar
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It's usually a server-side error. So you could check the Application event log for any warnings from ASP.NET -- but the easiest is usually to just access the CME with these two URL parameters: ?mode=...

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What should I see after installing the SDL Web8 Content Service
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I would use the token service to test the other two, thus ensuring that all 3 of them are working. To do so, though, you need to be able to create a specific HTTP request, setting the method and ...

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Is it possible to default to 'main view' of the SDL Tridion 2011 CME instead of the dashboard?
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User preferences are saved in application data on each User with an Application ID of “cme:UserPreferences”. It is saved as an XML fragment (in Unicode). The starting folder has a type (1 = SDL ...

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How can I access custom configuration settings in a GUI extension?
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Server-side The XML is available through the ConfigurationManager object from Tridion.Web.UI.Core: XmlDocument myConfigurationXml = ConfigurationManager.Editors["MyEditor"].CustomXml Client-side ...

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Facing issue in implementation of EventSystem
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As Nuno commented, that error is about the old legacy VB event system. You can disable that if you are not using it and just have your new .NET assembly running instead (which doesn't require any ...

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SDL Web 8: Topology Manager, error using Add-TtmMapping
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The installer created the "SDLWebTridioncm_MAN01SQL05" CM environment for you (it asks you for the name in one of the screens). Since then, apparently someone decided to clear or recreate your ...

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Distinguish exceptions thrown by the Tridion core service
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You can access the error code by catching the exception as FaultException<CoreServiceFault> and then accessing the Detail property. For example: try { client.Delete(itemId); } catch (...

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SDL Web 8 - Issue with publishing
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Sounds like you haven't added a mapping for that Publication to an environment. You do that using Add-TtmMapping. For more information, see the following documentation page: Mapping a Publication to ...

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Creating a Bundle | Core Service | Unknown Virtual Folder Type
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TCM URIs are not guaranteed to be the same across systems (quite the opposite, in fact). They are basically assigned in the order you create items. So sometimes, items might have the same URIs because ...

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Why are my TCDL Tags not converted to XPM markup?
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You should upgrade your existing Default Templates by opening Template Builder, choosing Tools | Create Default Building Blocks from the menu, and selecting the parent folder for the "Default ...

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SDL Web8 Content Service standalone microservice won't start
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If you don't see any other errors, I'm guessing it is a port conflict. The default port for the Content Service is 8081; perhaps something else on your machine is already running on that port. You ...

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What's the preferred way to change the sort order of content items in a promotion?
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You choose the field you wish to order on, as well as ascending/descending preference, on the "Filtering and Ordering" tab of a Promotion. Note that for a field to show up there, it needs to be a ...

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The component is locked (impossible to edit) in 05C mode
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Open the item and check the "Locked by" section on the Info tab. Then contact that person. If it's a system account, the item is likely locked by workflow and needs to go through the workflow ...

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Static Id's in Tridion?
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The examples you listed are for item types, not IDs. In general, IDs will be determined by the database - whereas item types will be static as you say. A TCM URI consists of anywhere from 2 to 4 ...

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Unable to "Finish Editing" in Experience Manager
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The error might be a red herring in this case, as the stack trace is from the UGC Data Extender. You may have a problem with UGC - perhaps missing configuration or an incomplete installation. Check ...

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How can I delete old publication targets in Web 8.5 migrated from 2013sp1?
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Clear-TcmPublicationTarget doesn't delete the target - it "decommissions the specified Publication Target". Meaning the system forgets that anything was ever published to that target. Step two is to ...

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SDL web8 - Issue with adding a website
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The most likely reason is that you have specified the wrong credentials when creating the CD environment. It needs to be a user in the "cm" role. Check the credentials by calling Get-...

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How do I access the HTTP request from a custom Ambient processor?
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You cannot access the request object directly, as cartridges are web-application-agnostic (i.e. the .NET request object is very different from the JSP one). Instead, you can access the headers and ...

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Opening a popup with Alchemy4Tridion framework
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It appears that Alchemy does not yet pick up HTML files. Try creating it as an ASPX file instead. Static HTML files are often cached a little too aggressively by the browsers anyway, so you might want ...

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How to get the Anguilla $models object in Chrome console
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You need to ensure that you have first selected the correct frame in the console. It defaults to 'top frame' but you'll want to choose e.g. Dashboard.aspx. You'll know it's the right one when it helps ...

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Set General Field on a Component to specific word when the Component is saved
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It sounds like you are hooking into the Processed (or later) phase of the Save operation, which will only be called after the save has happened. You should instead hook into the Initiated phase of ...

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Does it matter what container element to use for Experience Manager markup?
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XPM is intended to work with any tag, yes. The caveat is that it should be supported by the browser as a container element (and be valid in the context it is in). So basically, if you test it in the ...

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What minifier does the Tridion GUI use?
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This is an implementation detail that you shouldn't really have to deal with. But I believe Tridion 2013 uses version 3.30 of the Microsoft Ajax Minifier.

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How to Allow Keyboard Shortcuts to Navigate CME Drop-down Menus
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The lists where it works are standard select controls and your browser does the keyboard support for you. In the custom drop-down list controls (e.g. the ones with icons in them), this keyboard ...

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How to delete contact extended detail field
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Operations that might result in data loss are not yet in the UI, due to the challenges and risks involved. That includes changing the type of a field. So for that, you need to do what you did in the ...

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How do I purge queues in SDL Tridion using powershell without having to confirm the purge?
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Short answer: Remove-TcmQueueMessages -Confirm:$false Explanation: The -Confirm switch is a standard parameter in PowerShell and actually indicates that you want it to ask you for confirmation ...

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Catch 'Schedule Publish Phases Separately' event in SDL Tridion 2011 SP1 GUI
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It's the same event as publishing 'now'. The difference is simply that the PublishInstruction will have the StartAt property set to the date/time selected for rendering, and the DeployAt property ...

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Unable to save component when using this string: "() {}"
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Those characters are also used for the "Shellshock bug" (a Bash vulnerability discovered recently) that is currently all the rage. It's possible that a security update outside of Tridion (firewall, ...

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Is SmartTarget 2011 SP3 compatible with Tridion 2013 SP1?
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There is not yet a release compatible with 2013 SP1. It's coming soon - estimated somewhere in Q2.

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Tridion 2009 DWT How to know if a checkbox field is checked?
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It's only a checkbox when displayed in the CME. Basically it's a field like any other, so you can just check for the actual value. Something like this should work: <!-- TemplateBeginIf cond="...

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