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Using LibrariesManager in another program

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  1. Adam
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    08 Jul 2014
    18 Aug 2014
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    Hi guys,

    I am writing a windows service that needs to update the sitefinity database regularly. 

    I need it to create and manage image libraries in Sitefinity so I really want it to be able to use the LibrariesManager like so...

    LibrariesManager libraries = LibrariesManager.GetManager();<br>
     var album = libraries.CreateAlbum();

     Of course when I reference  this Telerik class and its .dlls in the separate windows service and try and create the LibrariesManager it throws a typeinitialization exception, presumably because it doesn't have a database connection or any configuration. 

    {"Value cannot be null.\r\nParameter name: path1"}

    How do I configure it to work in a separate program?

    Cheers!

     

  2. Ivan D. Dimitrov
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    21 Aug 2014
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    Hello Adam,

    Sitefinity supports Web services. We do not have any resources available for Windows services. I can recommend you create a WCF service to handle this task. More information on how to implement it can be found in our Documentation.

    Regards,
    Ivan D. Dimitrov
    Telerik
     
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  3. Tim
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    18 Jul 2015 in reply to Adam
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    If you're brave, you can try this approach :)

    It's not the LibrariesManager buuuuuuut...should be able to get you where you want to be.

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