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I am facing an issue with SiteCore Rocks plugin installation, During the last phase of download of this plugin, I get an error .. Extension could not installed due to the below error, "Exception occurred during a webclient request".
Please help regarding this. I have verified and saw the WebClient service is up and running in my services list
Please explain where the documentation for this actually lives at? I can not seem to get it to do anything and all I'd like is some documentation. The Sitecore rocks wiki is amazingly void of anything even remotely useful at all. Is there something I'm missing?
Among the other many, many steps, I have walked through just to get it to connect, which I could write a book on, the one thing I really wanted to do was to generate entities from my templates. Every single time I try to choose "generate class" (there are 2 of them, by the way), it throws an error. It would be really helpful if I even know what I was doing in trying to generate classes from my templates?
Our sitecore instance is configured to use HTTPS even in local work stations. Is there a way to originate the request from Sitecore rocks to be SSL or https? I could use the Good Old Web Service but I am not sure what features will I be missing if I use the Good Old Web Service over Hard Rock Web Service.
I get "The item was not found. It may have been deleted" error on some nodes in Sitecore explorer, though the children exist and are accessible in the Content Editor without any issues. I am using the latest 220.127.116.11 version.
I need more information than that.
- what user are you running as?
- which version of Sitecore are you running?
- are you running in a local env?
- is it specific items in a path?
- is it items with a specific template?
- are you using the Good Old Web Service or the Hard Rock Web Service?
Hi Jakob, I am having the same issue. I'm using the latest version Here's the info you asked for:
- what user are you running as? admin
- which version of Sitecore are you running? Sitecore 7.2 Rev 140288
- are you running in a local env? I get the error locally and on our QA server. I tried installing a fresh OOB instance of Sitecore (no customizations) and changing my connection strings to point to my databases, but that didn't resolve the issue.
- is it specific items in a path? yes, it happens on specific items
- is it items with a specific template? no
- are you using the Good Old Web Service or the Hard Rock Web Service? Hard Rock Web Service
I tried to look go to Navigate > Template Hierarchy (in rocks) to see i got the following Error: "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. Value cannot be null. Parameter name: innerField."
I'm assuming one of the fields has a raw value that is of the wrong format. I wasn't sure which field caused that issue, so I resolved it by doing the following recreating the template of the Item causing the issue and changing its template to the newly created problem-free Template.
Perhaps Sitecore Rocks can give a more user-friendly error message. I held on to the original template that was causing the issue. I can share a package with you if that helps.
Thanks for your help!
Whenever I try to preview an item by right-clicking and choosing "Tools -> Browse -> Preview" I get the following exception in th browser window:
A relative URI cannot be created because the 'uriString' parameter represents an absolute URI.
[UriFormatException: A relative URI cannot be created because the 'uriString' parameter represents an absolute URI.]
System.Uri.CreateThis(String uri, Boolean dontEscape, UriKind uriKind) +8458573
Sitecore.Pipelines.LoggingIn.CheckStartUrl.GetLocalPath(String itemPath) +45
Sitecore.Pipelines.LoggingIn.CheckStartUrl.ValidateStartUrl(LoggingInArgs args) +81
Sitecore.Pipelines.LoggingIn.CheckStartUrl.Process(LoggingInArgs args) +72
The URL in the address bar of the browser is
I am using version 18.104.22.168
The current environment (Sitecore 7.1) I'm working with is using virtual users. I seem to be unable to connect to this environment using Sitecore Rocks (22.214.171.124, VS2015, "Good Old Webservice"): "the user name or password may be invalid".
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"><soap:Body><GetDatabasesResponse xmlns="http://sitecore.net/visual/"><GetDatabasesResult><sitecore xmlns="" /></GetDatabasesResult></GetDatabasesResponse></soap:Body></soap:Envelope>
I am having issue in setting icons for content items in sitecore. All the icons are not being shown at all in the tree. Its blank. it looks so weird without the icons. I am able to set icons from the content editor in browser.
Not sure I follow. Sitecore Rocks is not installed using Nuget - it is installed using the Extensions and Tools dialog in Visual Studio.
You should be using version 1.5.0.
Can you confirm that you are using 1.5.0?
Sorry jacob for the delayed response. I am using the version 126.96.36.199.
I was on 1.5.0 when I actually posted the query .. but later at some point I dont know but it got fixed.
Now this happened again when I tried login to Visual Studio 2013 with a different MS credential. When I did this all the VS2013 setting were gone together with the Sitecore Rocks extension. When I reinstalled Sitecore Rocks again I ran into this issue again!!!
What could be the reason.
Well, Rocks uses the cache indirectly. Rocks just uses the standard .NET APIs for retrieving the icons, and apparently these uses the IE cache.
If I disable caching, the icons will take a long time to load.
I'm using 188.8.131.52 with Sitecore 8. It seems that the "Design Layout" functionality does not support the new __Final Renderings field.
When I make changes using the Experience Editor, I do not see them in the Design Layout in Rocks.
Do you have plans to update this functionality?
I am using 184.108.40.206 version and I cannot find Create SPEAK View Model and Create SPEAK Typescript File options, this functionality explained here - http://laubplusco.net/sitecore-speak-v1-2-goodies/.
How to do these things in 220.127.116.11 version?
Thank you very much!!
They should be available when you right-click a View Rendering item (they is not available elsewhere). You should see a SPEAK folder at the very top of the context menu.
Another possibility is that you turned off the SPEAK features. Open Main menu | Sitecore | Turn Features On or Off and look for the SPEAK entry in the right side.
I recently installed Sitecore Rocks, I duplicated an existing item. When I update any field on the duplicate item, it is also updating the original item. I have to use Edit externally command to edit the field.
I believe, without using edit externally command I should be able to edit the field and save without altering the original item.
Please correct this intermittent issue.
I have setup placeholder setting for three placeholders I'm using. In Experience Editor, I can see placeholder and respective menu bar but non of the options (e.g. Choose Image, Modify Appearance, Remove Image) works.
If I modify text, Save Changed button on main menu doesn't get enabled.
It works fine for home page.
I'm sure I'm missing something but don't know what.