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Problem creating a new page in C#


Hello all,

I'm getting an error when I try to add a new page into a ContentReference.

The page type (Article) has the following attribute:

[Display(Name = "Auteurs", Description = "De auteurs van het artikel", Order = 40, GroupName = SystemTabNames.Content)]
public virtual IList Authors { get; set; }

I'm able to create a new article page, but when I try to add a page into the Authors ContentReference block with the following code:

var cr = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance();
var articleOverview = cr.GetChildren(EPiServer.Core.ContentReference.StartPage).FirstOrDefault();

var articlePage = ContentRepository.GetDefault(articleOverview.ContentLink);

if (authorPreference != null)
    foreach (var author in authorPreference)
        var page = ContentRepository.Get(Guid.Parse(author));

I get an exception "System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

I can see that the variable page is correctly created so the page.ContentLink exist, so don't know why I'm getting this error.

Thanks in advance.

Nov 15, 2018 13:02

You would need to initiate Authors, for example by SetDefaultValues 

public override void SetDefaultValues(ContentType contentType)
  Authors = new List<ContentReference>();
Nov 15, 2018 13:32

Hello Quan,

Thanks for you help. It works :)


Nov 16, 2018 11:11
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