U4-2813 - Adding tab to an area in dashboard.config only works if area alias is completely in lower case.

Created by Sam Mullins 09 Sep 2013, 08:06:47 Updated by Shannon Deminick 21 Jun 2017, 07:58:15


When adding a tab to an area in dashboard.config there seems to be a case sensitive match where everything must be in lowercase.


I created a custom "siteExporter" section by creating a class that implements IApplication.

[Application("siteExporter", "Site Exporter", "tray-icon.png", 10)] public class SiteExporterApplication : IApplication {
public SiteExporterApplication () }

I then wanted to add a tab to this section by adding the following code to the config/dashboard.config file.

siteExporter /SiteExporter/ManagementInterface/ConfigurationManager.ascx

Pretty simple stuff, but it didn't work.

Curiously, if I added this tab to the content section it worked fine.


As it worked in the content tab but not in my custom one I concluded that the problem must be with my custom section, not the tab and usercontrol I want to put in.

Finally I noticed a tiny detail.

content media settings developer users members


My section name was two words combined into camel case. Happy to try anything to work out this weird bug I changed siteExporter to siteexporter; it worked!


Shannon Deminick 21 Jun 2017, 07:58:15

Closing issue due to inactivity - see blog post for details https://umbraco.com/blog/issue-tracker-cleanup/

Priority: Minor

Type: Bug

State: Closed


Difficulty: Easy

Category: Extensibility

Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted:

Affected versions: 6.1.5

Due in version:


Story Points: