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Visual Studio 2008 "Project Creation Failed" Deja Vu

I've finally installed Visual Studio 2008 RTM. It takes me two days. Well, not installing itself of course. I had to uninstall Beta 2 before, then I realised I have a lot of unused software I can uninstall as well. Then I found number of old software that can (and if can then should) be upgraded. In this way I spent whole day on that but finally it's done. I refreshed GAX, add-ins and other stuff and started working.

Imagine my astonishment when I saw "Project Creation Failed" message down on the status bar. First thought was I have Beta 2 Team Explorer. So uninstall, install again, now with RTM Team Explorer. Then new project and ... again. At this moment I started seriously thinking about uninstalling the whole Visual Studio and installing again but before that I asked my friend Google for help. Very quickly I realised I saw that before. Deja vu.

That is pretty old bug I had no idea I will face it again with RTM. Anyway, there it is. GAX during install is changing devenv.exe.config file by adding some assembly restrictions. That small change makes Visual Studio totally useless. That was in Beta 2 and still is in RTM. So if you have that error just don't panic like me. Just go to Peter's Bromberg post Visual Studio 2008 (ORCAS) "Project Creation Failed".


Posted 11-22-2007 1:23 PM by Jimmy


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