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How to Publish Stuff Programmatically


In TOM.NET (e.g. from an Event System), you can publish an item using the code below:

private void Publish(IdentifiableObject item, PublicationTarget publicationTarget,
    bool rollBackOnFailure, bool includeComponentLinks)
    IEnumerable<IdentifiableObject> items = new List<IdentifiableObject>() { item };
    IEnumerable<PublicationTarget> targets =
        new List<PublicationTarget>() { publicationTarget };
    PublishInstruction instruction = new PublishInstruction(item.Session)
        DeployAt = DateTime.Now,
        RenderInstruction = new RenderInstruction(item.Session)
            RenderMode = RenderMode.Publish
        ResolveInstruction = new ResolveInstruction(item.Session)
            IncludeComponentLinks = includeComponentLinks
        RollbackOnFailure = rollBackOnFailure,
        StartAt = DateTime.MinValue

    PublishEngine.Publish(items, instruction, targets);

Core Service

In an earlier post, I presented my CoreServiceSession. A utility method in it, is the Publish method:

public void Publish(string[] itemUris, PublishInstructionData publishInstructionData,
    string[] destinationTargetUris, PublishPriority publishPriority, ReadOptions readOptions) {
    _coreServiceClient.Publish(itemUris, publishInstructionData, destinationTargetUris, publishPriority, readOptions);

This is a helper method that calls the CoreServiceSession.Publish():

public void Publish(string itemUri, string destinationTargetUri,
    string publishAtTime, bool includeChildPublications) {

    try {
        DateTime publishDateTime = DateTime.Parse(publishAtTime);

        PublishInstructionData publishInstructionData = new PublishInstructionData();
        publishInstructionData.StartAt = publishDateTime;
        ResolveInstructionData resolveInstructionData = new ResolveInstructionData();
        resolveInstructionData.IncludeChildPublications = true;
        resolveInstructionData.IncludeWorkflow = false;
        resolveInstructionData.IncludeComponentLinks = true;
        publishInstructionData.ResolveInstruction = resolveInstructionData;
        RenderInstructionData renderInstructionData = new RenderInstructionData();
        publishInstructionData.RenderInstruction = renderInstructionData;

        string[] itemUris = new string[] { itemUri };
        string[] destinationTargetUris = new string[] { destinationTargetUri };
        ReadOptions readOptions = new ReadOptions();

        using (CoreServiceSession coreServiceSession = new CoreServiceSession()) {
            coreServiceSession.Publish(itemUris, publishInstructionData, destinationTargetUris, PublishPriority, readOptions);
            Logger.Debug("Item {0} was added to the Publishing Queue successfully", itemUri);
    } catch (Exception ex) {
        Logger.Error("Publish: Exception occurred " + ex.ToString());


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