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5/22/2012 10:24 PM
 

Hi,

I created a new skin package and installed it into one our sites.  I created a new page to test the skin and receive the error per above.  Pasted below is the stack trace: DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.PageLoadException: Unhandled error loading page. ---> System.Web.HttpParseException: The server block is not well formed. ---> System.Web.HttpException: The server block is not well formed. at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ProcessError(String message) at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.DetectSpecialServerTagError(String text, Int32 textPos) at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseStringInternal(String text, Encoding fileEncoding) at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseString(String text, VirtualPath virtualPath, Encoding fileEncoding) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseString(String text, VirtualPath virtualPath, Encoding fileEncoding) at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseFile(String physicalPath, VirtualPath virtualPath) at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseInternal() at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.Parse() at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateBuildProvider.get_CodeCompilerType() at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvider.GetCompilerTypeFromBuildProvider(BuildProvider buildProvider) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvidersCompiler.ProcessBuildProviders() at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvidersCompiler.PerformBuild() at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.CompileWebFile(VirtualPath virtualPath) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean throwIfNotFound, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultWithNoAssert(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean throwIfNotFound, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResult(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.UI.TemplateControl.LoadControl(VirtualPath virtualPath) at DotNetNuke.UI.ControlUtilities.LoadControl[T](TemplateControl containerControl, String ControlSrc) at DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Skin.LoadSkin(PageBase page, String skinPath) --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

I'm using a fairly simple ASCX file which is pasted below:

<%@ Control Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" Explicit="true" Inherits="DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Skin" %>
<%@ Register TagName="MENU" TagPrefix="ddr" Src="~/DesktopModules/DDRMenu/Menu.ascx"%>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="ddr" Namespace="DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.TemplateEngine" Assembly="DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="LOGO" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Logo.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="LOGIN" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Login.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="PRIVACY" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Privacy.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="COPYRIGHT" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Copyright.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="TERMS" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Terms.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="CONTROLPANEL" Src="~/Admin/Skins/controlpanel.ascx %>

<dnn:CONTROLPANEL runat="server" id="cp" IsDockable="false" />
<div runat="server" id="nav">
    <ddr:MENU MenuStyle="Superfish" runat="server" />
    <dnn:LOGIN id="dnnLogin" runat="server" />
</div>
<div runat="server" id="RotatorPane">
</div>
<div runat="server" id="ContentPane">
</div>
<div runat="server" id="footer">
    <div id="lowerleftandmiddle">
    <div id="footerleftpane">
        <dnn:LOGO id="dnnLogo" runat="server" />
        <h3>Driving business performance.</h3>
        <h3>Practical Sales and Operations Planning</h3>
        <h3>for medium sized businesses.</h3>
    </div>
    <div id="footerMidPane">
       <div id="midfooter" runat="server">
       </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div id="footerRightPane">
        <dnn:COPYRIGHT id="dnnCopyright" runat="server" /><br />
        <dnn:PRIVACY id="dnnPrivacy" runat="server" />
        <dnn:TERMS id="dnnTerms" runat="server" />
        <br class="clear" />
    </div>

What should I change in order to resolve this error?

Thanks,

Sid

 
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5/23/2012 3:22 AM
 

Any div with runat=server is seen as a Pane in DNN.

A Pane cannot have any asp.net controls in it or you get this error.
 I think in this case the error is caused by:

<div runat="server" id="footer">

Which has other elements in it with runat="server"

Change it to <div  id="footer">


Web applications, DNN websites, modules, skins and support
 
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5/23/2012 4:17 AM
 
The quotes are not balanced in the controlpanel tag.

I think some tags have no matching end tag.

When you have this kind of problem, keep taking stuff out until it 'works'. The last bit you removed has a problem. It's a technique that helps yo uhome in on the problem.

Best wishes,
- Richard
Agile Development Consultant, Practitioner, and Trainer
www.dynamisys.co.uk
 
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5/23/2012 9:58 PM
 

Thanks for catching this.  I've revised both ASCX files per below:

<%@ Control Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" Explicit="true" Inherits="DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Skin" %>
<%@ Register TagName="MENU" TagPrefix="ddr" Src="~/DesktopModules/DDRMenu/Menu.ascx"%>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="ddr" Namespace="DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.TemplateEngine" Assembly="DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="LOGO" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Logo.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="LOGIN" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Login.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="PRIVACY" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Privacy.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="COPYRIGHT" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Copyright.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="TERMS" Src="~/Admin/Skins/Terms.ascx" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="CONTROLPANEL" Src="~/Admin/Skins/controlpanel.ascx" %>

<dnn:CONTROLPANEL runat="server" id="cp" IsDockable="false" />
<div runat="server" id="nav">
    <ddr:MENU MenuStyle="Superfish" runat="server" />
    <dnn:LOGIN id="dnnLogin" runat="server" />
</div>
<div runat="server" id="RotatorPane">
</div>
<div runat="server" id="ContentPane">
</div>
<div id="footer">
    <div id="lowerleftandmiddle">
    <div id="footerleftpane">
        <dnn:LOGO id="dnnLogo" runat="server" />
        <h3>Driving business performance.</h3>
        <h3>Practical Sales and Operations Planning</h3>
        <h3>for medium sized businesses.</h3>
    </div>
    <div id="footerMidPane">
       <div id="midfooter" runat="server">
       </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    <div id="footerRightPane">
        <dnn:COPYRIGHT id="dnnCopyright" runat="server" /><br />
        <dnn:PRIVACY id="dnnPrivacy" runat="server" />
        <dnn:TERMS id="dnnTerms" runat="server" />
        <br class="clear" />
    </div>Do
</div> 

 Do I need to insert runat="server on the footerRightPanel, footerMidPanel and footerleftpanel DIVs since these will essentially be panes that will hold modules?

Thanks,

Sid

 
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