CurrentContext

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How do I get or set the CurrentContext from i.e. a console application running beside the web application?

 I need access to the system outside to import persons etc.

#29228
Apr 16, 2009 16:13
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Hi Pål,

Actually the Community system is dependent on a http context to be able to start up. If you want to use the community system in a console app you will have to fake a http context. Johan Olofsson at EPiServer has written three blog posts how to achieve this and attached sample code. You can find the blog posts here:

http://labs.episerver.com/en/Blogs/Johano/Dates/2008/6/Hack-Getting-the-html-from-a-PageData-in-EPiServer-CMS5/


http://labs.episerver.com/en/Blogs/Johano/Dates/2008/6/Hack-Getting-the-html-from-a-PageData-in-EPiServer-CMS5-Part2/


http://labs.episerver.com/en/Blogs/Johano/Dates/2008/6/Hack-Faking-HttpContext-under-EPiServer-CMS5/

Best regards,
Tom

#29511
Apr 29, 2009 17:45
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I have read the blogs on how to fake the HttpContext, but even though I now have HttpContext my CommunitySystem.CurrentContext is still null.

Any ideas?

#29726
May 11, 2009 11:20
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Claus,

Once you have HttpContext you will need to invoke EPiServer.Common.Settings.LoadSettings(). I think that that in turn will require you to have an app.config, simillar to a web.config, in your application, a license file in the bin-folder and probably a few other files from a real installation as well.

It was a while since I last did this so I'm not a 100% sure what LoadSettings() will require, but perhaps you can try it out and let us know if it worked, and if it didn't, what exception is thrown.

#29736
Edited, May 11, 2009 18:57
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I skipped this and made a webservice instead. Works ok, but I dont know about the performance loss.
#29763
May 12, 2009 15:40
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