"Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error message when you click any hyperlink in the Preview window in MCMS 2002 Connector for SharePoint Technologies


Symptoms


When you click a hyperlink in the Preview window, and you are in Authoring-New mode or Authoring-ReEdit mode, you may receive the following error message in Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) 2002 Connector for SharePoint Technologies:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
You may receive this error message when you click any channel navigation hyperlink, any posting hyperlink, or any breadcrumb hyperlink. All these hyperlinks link to an MCMS posting in the Preview window.

Status


This behavior is by design.

More Information


The following is more information about the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section:
Description An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference no set to an instance of an object.



Source Error:An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:

[NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]

Microsoft.ContentManagement.WebControls.WebAuthorContext.EvaluateUnpublishedOrUpdateMode() +568

Microsoft.ContentManagement.WebControls.WebAuthorContext.EvaluateMode() +47

Microsoft.ContentManagement.WebControls.ConsoleControls.ProductionManagerAction.OnInit(EventArgs e) +24

System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +240

System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer) +178

System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +174

References


For additional information about MCMS 2002 Connector for SharePoint Technologies, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

835323 Known issues with Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Connector for SharePoint Technologies