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Tobias Nilsson
Sep 22, 2011
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Mapping a folder with non ascii characters with EPiServer's VPPs

Just a quick tips to you out there that aren't english or for some odd reason have folders that have non ascii characters in physical folder names, i.e. "c:\files\Földer". You might have tried to mapp it to a VPP before and got a error about non compatible characters in your episerver.config. It may look something like this:

System.TypeInitializationException: Ett undantagsfel uppstod för typinitieraren för EPiServer.DataFactory. ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Det finns ett ogiltigt tecken i den givna kodningen. Rad 19, position 180. (C:\EPiServer\Sites\World\episerver.config line 19) ---> System.Xml.XmlException: Det finns ett ogiltigt tecken i den givna kodningen. Rad 19, position 180.
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String arg)
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Int32 pos, String res)
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.InvalidCharRecovery(Int32& bytesCount, Int32& charsCount)
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.GetChars(Int32 maxCharsCount)
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ReadData()
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributeValueSlow(Int32 curPos, Char quoteChar, NodeData attr)
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributes()
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElement()
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent()
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
vid System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
vid System.Configuration.XmlUtil.CopyXmlNode(XmlUtilWriter utilWriter)
vid System.Configuration.XmlUtil.CopyElement(XmlUtilWriter utilWriter)
vid System.Configuration.XmlUtil.CopySection()
vid System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.LoadConfigSource(String name, SectionXmlInfo sectionXmlInfo)
vid System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSectionXmlReader(String[] keys, SectionInput input)
--- Slut på stackspårning för interna undantag ---
vid System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.EvaluateOne(String[] keys, SectionInput input, Boolean isTrusted, FactoryRecord factoryRecord, SectionRecord sectionRecord, Object parentResult)
vid System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.Evaluate(FactoryRecord factoryRecord, SectionRecord sectionRecord, Object parentResult, Boolean getLkg, Boolean getRuntimeObject, Object& result, Object& resultRuntimeObject)
vid System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSectionRecursive(String configKey, Boolean getLkg, Boolean checkPermission, Boolean getRuntimeObject, Boolean requestIsHere, Object& result, Object& resultRuntimeObject)
vid System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSection(String configKey, Boolean getLkg, Boolean checkPermission)
vid System.Configuration.Configuration.GetSection(String sectionName)
vid EPiServer.Configuration.EPiServerSection.get_Instance()
 vid EPiServer.DataFactory..cctor()


To get around this problem can encode your path so it reads c:\files\Földer and put that as your physicalPath in the VPP configuration (episerver.config). I used for this.

OR like Peter Suneson figured out just resave the episerver.config as utf-8.

Sep 22, 2011


Fredrik Josefsson
Fredrik Josefsson Sep 23, 2011 09:48 AM

Nice folder name! Good to know btw, thanks :)

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