Object reference error after upgrading to K13

Danny Winbourne asked on November 24, 2021 17:23

I am currently upgrading a K12 MVC project to K13 MVC 5. I have successfully upgraded the CMS solution, and it's loading without error.

However, I am getting the following error when loading the MVC site.

[NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]
   Kentico.Content.Web.Mvc.Routing.PageUrlPathConstraint.Match(HttpContextBase httpContext, Route route, String parameterName, RouteValueDictionary values, RouteDirection routeDirection) +62
   System.Web.Routing.Route.ProcessConstraint(HttpContextBase httpContext, Object constraint, String parameterName, RouteValueDictionary values, RouteDirection routeDirection) +105
   Castle.Proxies.Invocations.Route_ProcessConstraint_1.InvokeMethodOnTarget() +286
   Castle.DynamicProxy.AbstractInvocation.Proceed() +105
   Glimpse.Core.Extensibility.ExecutionTimer.Time(Action action) +73
   Glimpse.Core.Extensions.AlternateMethodContextExtensions.TryProceedWithTimer(IAlternateMethodContext context, TimerResult& timerResult) +227
   Glimpse.Core.Extensibility.AlternateMethod.NewImplementation(IAlternateMethodContext context) +31
   Castle.DynamicProxy.AbstractInvocation.Proceed() +451
   Castle.Proxies.RouteProxy_1.ProcessConstraint(HttpContextBase httpContext, Object constraint, String parameterName, RouteValueDictionary values, RouteDirection routeDirection) +349
   System.Web.Routing.Route.ProcessConstraints(HttpContextBase httpContext, RouteValueDictionary values, RouteDirection routeDirection) +234
   System.Web.Routing.Route.GetRouteData(HttpContextBase httpContext) +218
   Castle.Proxies.Invocations.Route_GetRouteData_1.InvokeMethodOnTarget() +88
   Castle.DynamicProxy.AbstractInvocation.Proceed() +105
   Glimpse.Core.Extensibility.ExecutionTimer.Time(Action action) +73
   Glimpse.Core.Extensions.AlternateMethodContextExtensions.TryProceedWithTimer(IAlternateMethodContext context, TimerResult& timerResult) +227
   Glimpse.Core.Extensibility.AlternateMethod.NewImplementation(IAlternateMethodContext context) +31
   Castle.DynamicProxy.AbstractInvocation.Proceed() +451
   Castle.Proxies.RouteProxy_1.GetRouteData(HttpContextBase httpContext) +235
   System.Web.Routing.RouteCollection.GetRouteData(HttpContextBase httpContext) +269
   System.Web.Routing.UrlRoutingModule.PostResolveRequestCache(HttpContextBase context) +67
   System.Web.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +222
   System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStepImpl(IExecutionStep step) +219
   System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +93

The product does use custom routing, but I am not able to find where to add a breakpoint, as the error occurs before it hits any code.

It's possibly related to DocumentNamePath being removed from CMS_Document in this upgrade, as I think that the custom routing used this field, but I have made changes already for this (although possibly incorrectly). But it's not clear from the error what exactly has gone wrong.

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Danny Winbourne answered on November 25, 2021 14:53

I resolved my issue. I had included a reference to a Kentico library that should only have been included in the CMS. This caused a conflict during the application startup causing the duplicate entry to the route table described above.

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Danny Winbourne answered on November 24, 2021 17:45

It's possible that the RouteTable is not being built correctly. I am seeing this error in the Event Viewer.

Message: The route template 'getavatar/{avatarguid:guid}/{filename}' is already registered.
Parameter name: descriptor

Exception type: System.ArgumentException
Stack trace:
at CMS.Base.Routing.HttpHandlerRouteTable.Register(RegisterHttpHandlerAttribute descriptor)
at CMS.Core.TypeManager.PreInitializeTypes(Assembly assembly)

Although I am not sure where this is coming from, and how to resolve it.

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Saul Sheehan answered on November 25, 2021 14:51 (last edited on November 25, 2021 14:51)

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