Thursday, 20 December 2007

Issue with VS 2008 and the Web Client Software Factory - FIX

When attempting to add classes (e.g. via Add->New Class) in my VS 2008 projects, I have been getting this error constantly. This lead me to do a workaround by just copying classes from other projects! (NOT an ideal situation!)

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Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizardInterface,
Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its
dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the
assembly reference. (Exception from HRESEULT: 0x80131040)
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Apparently, there is a workaround to this issue. You just have to find your devenv.exe.config file (e.g. mine was in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe.config"), and change the version number from 9.0.0.0 to 8.0.0.0

<dependentAssembly>
<assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizardInterface" publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a" culture="neutral" />
<bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-8.9.9.9" newVersion="8.0.0.0" />
</dependentAssembly>

1 comment:

GuĂ°mundur said...

Thanks for your post, you fixed my problem.