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  • Question

  • I have created a masterpage and deployed it to the masterpage gallery.

    I have created a spcolor file and a spfont file and deployed them to the theme catalog.

    I have also created a New item in the composed look list like this:

    Masterpage: /_catalogs/masterpage/mycustom.seattle.master

    Theme: /_catalogs/theme/15/mycustom.spcolor 

    Font: /_catalogs/theme/15/mycustom.spfont

    Image: none

    DisplayIndex 3

    The problem is this: The theme is not displayed in the Change the look preview window.

    But if i change the masterpage back to std (/_catalogs/masterpage/seattle.master) in my composed look item. THEN it is displayed ??

    Changing back to my custom masterpage, then it disappears.

    Everything looks right, i can apply the theme through code. Masterpage is also changed in code and works.

    The only place it doesn't work is in change the look.

    The masterpage is deployed like this:

     <Module Name="MasterPages" List="116" Url="_catalogs/masterpage" Path="MasterPages" RootWebOnly="TRUE">
        <File Url="mycustom.seattle.master" Type="GhostableInLibrary">
          <Property Name="UIVersion" Value="15" />
          <Property Name="ContentTypeId" Value="0x010105" />
        </File>
      </Module>

    What am i missing ??

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3:48 PM

Answers

  • You need a preview file if your themes with a custom masterpage should appear in Change the look.

    Once the preview file was deployed, everything works as expected.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:20 PM

All replies

  • You need a preview file if your themes with a custom masterpage should appear in Change the look.

    Once the preview file was deployed, everything works as expected.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:20 PM
  • Hi blarsern,

    Thanks for your sharing! It will be beneficial to others in this forum who meet the same issue in the future.

    I will mark your reply as anwser to close this case.

    Wendy


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    Friday, March 6, 2015 2:32 AM