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XMLConfigurationProvider issues...

May 11, 2009 at 2:23 AM
Edited May 11, 2009 at 2:30 AM

Hey folks.  Please forgive my noobitude:  I'm out of my element.

Thanks for a great little tool, I love the new version.

BUT ;-)

I can NOT seem to make it work with an XML configuration.

To forestall the questions that seem obvious from what I've already read here.:

Yes my pathing is correct. 

Yes I have tried rockinthesix's modified XAP file. 

Yes, the application works fine if I use a built-in theme. 

As with others who have similar issues, I'm trying to implement the Configuration.xml file given in the help document here.

Unfortunately, a) I'm not good enough with c# to track down the object model/reference library by reading the source code, and b) I'm using VWD08Express, so I don't -think- I can edit and recompile the xap on my own (I'm a web designer with a strong ASP classic/VBscript background - this leaves me more or less useless in ASP.Net, especially when C# and compiling projects into library files is involved.)

I double-checked the sample config file, and there doesn't appear to be a single attribute overlooked, at least not as matched against the schema given in the configuration instructions. with XML configuration doesn't work with theme configuration does.

My Configuration.xml and data.xml files are in the same path (which is also the same path as the html files above); there should be no issue there.  I've checked, re-checked, and doublechecked things like spelling and punctuation.  The XAP file currently in use is rockinthesix's mod; it doesn't seem to have any impact on the functionality of the theme-based page, so I thought I'd leave that enabled for the time being in case the necessary fix would involve me using that file.

Help? :~(  It may be that I've just been staring at it too long and am missing something obvious...but obvious nor not, I'm missing something.

Hopefully once I manage to get past this problem, I'll be able to work out on my own how to do things like eliminate the disappearing/fading navigation and caption buttons.  It looks like a couple of features from the SS1 have had to be patched back in to the release candidate), add my own styling, etc., but until I get the thing working, I can't break it again to see how it works ;-)

Any assistance, insight, or application of large cluehammers to the back of my thick skull will be appreciated.

ETA:  rockinthesix, if you happen to catch this, the config file you linked to in the "Customizing with XML and a couple other issues" thread is currently 404 compliant; obviously that means I couldn't try to implement that. 

The whole thing makes me wonder if there's some kind of syntax error in the sample configuration file...

May 11, 2009 at 12:28 PM
Edited May 11, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Followup:  The one combination of things I hadn't tried was using rickinthesox's XAP file with a stripped-down config file.  This...seems to have worked so far at least, so I'm forced to conclude there's something in the sample config file that's causing the break. 

Further followup:  Things seem to be working now, after building the configuration file back up element-by-element.