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Tridion Template Builder XmlException 

Posted by Nico Esterhuyse Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:49:00 AM Categories: SDL Tridion Template Builder

While debugging SDL Tridion compound templates in the Template Builder desktop application the following error may be encountered:

System.InvalidOperationException: Response is not well-formed XML. ---> System.Xml.XmlException: '.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 1, position 280



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Licensing issue when launching Tridion Content Manager 

Posted by Jan Nel Friday, November 23, 2012 2:47:00 PM Categories: SDL Tridion


When using your Content Manager you might come across an error looking something like this:

The license is invalid. Please contact SDL Tridion Customer Support: EasyLicenser error -12
Unable to Initialize TDSE object.
Contact your SDL Tridion 2011 administrator.

This may not be an error with your license file. Read here how you can fix it

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Tridion Content Manager Installation Manual 

Posted by Jan Nel Friday, November 23, 2012 2:30:00 PM Categories: SDL Tridion


Installing the Tridion Content Manager might sound simpler than it really is. Especially if you have never done a Content Manager installation yourself.

You can find a user manual on , but the manual might be confusing for new developers starting out on Tridion, so I decided to write my own.

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Creating Threaded Workers in C# 

Posted by Johann du Toit Thursday, November 01, 2012 4:03:00 PM Categories: Amakozi Reporting

Threading can be hard. But thanks to some utilities provided by the .NET framework we can create a powerfull solution, quite fast. Amakozi Reporting works with a configurable amount workers. These workers all run in a seperate thread and wait for tasks in the queue. To build a system like this yourself is actually quite easy.

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Extract Service Definition of WCF service to String in C# 

Posted by Johann du Toit Thursday, November 01, 2012 3:54:00 PM Categories: WSDL

Was looking to take my service and have a method return the string of the service definition that the MX endpoint would be hosting too. Finality found it.

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SDL Tridion WebForms Light 

Posted by Hendrik Tredoux Thursday, November 01, 2012 3:52:00 PM Categories: Bootstrap SDL Tridion SDL Tridion Experience Manager WebForms
The traditional SDL Tridion Webforms product might sometimes feel a bit of an overkill, especially if you simply want to add a new form or update a web form using the web interfaces of SDL Tridion.   This of course exclude some of the infrastructure dependencies, e.g. the client installation of the WebForms client.  This article explains a different approach to still accomplish web forms functionality, but with a much lighter approach than the WebForms product.
(Please note that this is not intended to discourage the usage of the SDL Tridion WebForms product)


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