Last post Oct 12, 2009 04:22 PM by nbritt58
Dec 07, 2007 09:11 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
I am having problems with running VS 2008 Professsional edition on a Windows XP SP2 machine which also has VS 2003 and VS 2005 installed on it. I am trying to evaulate VS 2008 for our development group for creating and supporting .NET 2.0,
3.0 and 3.5 application using our in-house process. We created a global VBScript that creates a generic solution with all the neccessary projects to creating a new .NET application.
Note: I am okay with removing VS 2005 (have not tried it yet). But I need to keep VS 2003 because we have a lot of 1.1 application to support. I have also tested our process on a clean install of WinXP SP2 without VS 2003 and VS 2005, and
it works great....
First Problem: The HTML Designer and Spilt View does not work.
When I try to switch from source to deisgn view for an aspx page, the HTML designer will stop responding. Also, the spilt view feature will not work at all. I did notcie the following warning in my application event log:
Source: Visual Studio - VsTemplate
One or more Visual Studio templates do not match any installed project packages.
Second problem: Issues with compiling project
Sporadically, I have been unable to compile my solution in VS 2008 and recieve the following compiler error: error 4 Internal Compiler Error: stage 'BEGIN' web. Also, the following error has shown up in the application event log:
Source: Microsoft (R) Visual C# 2008 Compiler
The description for Event ID ( 1000 ) in Source ( Microsoft (R) Visual C# 2008 Compiler ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able
to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: devenv.exe, 9.0.21022.8, 47317b3d, ntdll.dll, 5.1.2600.2180, 411096b4, 0, 000111de.
I tried to perfrom a search online and barely found anything regarding this issue. If anyone else has expereinced this, please let me know.
Dec 08, 2007 12:34 PM|snelldl|LINK
I had the same problem when I tried loading up a web page that had a master page. It just stuck on the message 'Loading master page...' for quite a while (a few minutes maybe) and then I just killed VS and went back in and tried it again and it loaded up
- still slow, but not like the first time. Once I got it loaded in design mode, it switched to split mode no problem and instantaneously. I just tried another page to make sure and it took maybe 2 minutes to load up, but I didn't have to kill VS and restart.
Guess I was just more patient.
Dec 11, 2007 02:40 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
Did this behavior occur everytime when you opened an existing/new project in VS 2008 or did it occur the first time you open VS 2008 after installation? My HTML Designer does not even respond after 2 minutes. It just hangs and eventually crashes VS 2008.
I am going to try the repair feature to see it helps the situation.
Do you also have VS 2005 and VS 2003 installed along with VS 2008?
Dec 11, 2007 03:17 PM|snelldl|LINK
It only occured the first time. I have all 3 installed.
Dec 11, 2007 03:37 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
VS 2008 goes through an "Initializing Toolbox" process during the first time you open a project after you installed it. I have seen other posts where people reported this process takes a few minutes on their workstation.
I just finished the repair process on VS 2008 and the HTML designer still does not work.
Dec 11, 2007 03:44 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
I just finished the repair process for VS 2008 and design view still does not work. But, this error event did show up in the application event log:
Source: Microsoft Visual Studio
Faulting application devenv.exe, version 9.0.21022.8, stamp 47317b3d, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, stamp 411096b4, debug? 0, fault address 0x00011404.
Dec 11, 2007 05:47 PM|snelldl|LINK
Hopefully someone higher up is monitoring and will pick this up.
Dec 11, 2007 06:34 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
Yeah, I hope so. I also posted this problem on the MSDN forums too. Thanks for posting.
Dec 12, 2007 03:56 AM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
With the designer it may help uninstalling Microsoft Web Authoring Component in control panel and reinstalling from DVD\WCU, run WebDesignerCore.exe and give it about 10 minutes, setup doest not have UI.
Dec 12, 2007 02:22 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
Mikhail - Is there a way to determine that the WebDesignerCore.exe is running in the background since it does not have a UI status bar?
Dec 12, 2007 03:07 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Not really, but you may observe msiexec activity in the task manager or simply wait unit Web Authoring Component appears again in the control panel.
Dec 12, 2007 05:28 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
Mikhail - Does the Web Authoring Componment have any dependencies on Microsoft Office? I currently have Office 2000 installed on my workstation and there have a couple of releases since then.
Dec 12, 2007 06:02 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Yes, designer is, in fact, Office 2007 product (like Word). It does NOT require Office intstalled though. Typically different Office editions can coexist on the same machine, but we never tested with Office 2000. We did test with Office 2003 though.
Dec 12, 2007 07:10 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
Mikhail - Do you know where I can find a list of all of the component dependencies for the Web Authoring Component Tool?
Dec 12, 2007 09:24 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
I don't think there is such a list - everything that designer needs come in its install package. MSO.DLL is the biggest dependency.
Dec 12, 2007 09:35 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
Mikhail - I have just uninstalled the Visual Studio Web Authoring component and and re-installed it using the \WCU\WebDesignerCore\WebDesignerCore.exe file on the installation DVD. I tried to view an aspx page in design view and it crashed.
But, the following warning did show up in my application event log:
Event ID :
One or more Visual Studio templates do not match any installed project packages.
Also, the following MsiInstaller entries appeared as information in my application event log. Both as removed sucessfully and installed successfully
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007, Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007, Microsoft Office Visual Web Developer MUI (English) 2007, Mircosoft Office Visual Web Developer 2007
Dec 12, 2007 11:46 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Can you obtain a crash dump as described here
http://blogs.msdn.com/mikhailarkhipov/archive/2006/07/25/678308.aspx and e-mail it to me to mikhaila-at-microsoft-dot-com? If it hangs, here is another entry:
Dec 13, 2007 12:16 AM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
I sent the crash dump to the requested e-mail. Thanks for looking further into this issue.
Dec 13, 2007 12:14 PM|odujosh|LINK
This is not a issue with VS03/05/08 coexisting on an XP machine. I have been running all three and using the designer happily since RTM. (I am a web developer so use the designer a lot) Interesting to hear the MSO assembly dependency. Learn something new
Dec 13, 2007 03:06 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
I have been working with Mikhail behind the scenes and looks like he might of narrowed it down to the Microsoft office related components that are installed on my workstation. Unfornuately, the standard build for a workstation at my employer uses components
from Office 2000 and Office 2003.
So it looks like is not issue related to different versions of Visual Studio installed on the same Windows XP workstation.
Dec 13, 2007 04:12 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
I have solved my issue with the help of Mikhail with not being able to view aspx pages in design view and not being able to use the spilt feature in VS 2008.
It looks like VS 2008 was conflicting with Mircosoft Front Page 2003. The HTML designer in 2008 uses the fpcutl.dll file version (12.0.4518.1006) but it was loading version (11.0.6551.0) when I tried to view an aspx in design view. Mikhail confirmed the
verison with the visual studio debug file dump I created for him. I uninstalled Mircosoft Front Page 2003 from my workstation and was able to use design view and spilt view in VS 2008.
So, if you do not want to go through the headache I experienced, make sure you install Front Page 2003 before you install VS 2008.
Mikhail - Thanks for taking the time researching my issue. You are the man!!!!!!
Dec 13, 2007 04:33 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Can you tell me if you had FP installed before or did you install (or repair) in after installing VS 2008? Designer components version is 12.0.4518.1066 - I guess there is a typo in your last post :-)
Dec 13, 2007 04:48 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
Front Page 2003 was installed on my machine during the duration of installing and repairing VS 2008 and the Visual Studio Web Authoring Componment. It looks like it has been on my workstation for quite sometime, it was used by our development team to support
classic asp pages. But I never used it because I did not support any classic asp pages.
Dec 14, 2007 03:27 AM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
It is interesting case, there is probably something else going on here. We tried installing Office 2003 with FP 2003 and then VS 2008 and it worked. I actually realized that on my home machine I have FP 2003 + Office 2007 (upgraded from 2003) + VS 2005 +
VS 2008 and all applications appear to work normally.
Dec 14, 2007 02:29 PM|Michael Kniskern|LINK
The standard build for a workstation at my office is still using Microsoft Office 2000. A few months back they deployed a company wide script that upgraded Microsoft Access to 2003 and I think they also upgraded Mircosoft Front Page to 2003. In my Add/Remove
programs it shows that I have Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Disc 2, MircosoftOffice 2000 SR-1 Professional and Mircosoft Office Professional Editon 2003. I also have something called Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components installed as well.
I think with the different versions of office installed on my workstation was be causing some sort of conflcit with VS 2008.
But, everything is working great now.
Dec 14, 2007 05:19 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Office 2000 may be the issue actually. In this thread
http://forums.asp.net/t/1194475.aspx user has similar problem with Office XP. Perhaps something in early versions of Office conflicts with the designer.
Dec 30, 2007 02:49 PM|mathmax|LINK
I've just installed visual studio 2008 Version 9.0.21022.8 RTM and have a bug hadn't with orcas beta 2. There is no items in the toolbox when editing a windows Form. I try to repair Visual Studio but the problem remains the same. Does anybody knows how to
correct it ?
Dec 30, 2007 02:59 PM|pkellner|LINK
I would try:
Tools / Import and Export Settings Wizard / Reset all settings.
That usually works for me.
Dec 30, 2007 04:31 PM|mathmax|LINK
That doesn't solve the problem. [:(]
Oct 12, 2009 04:22 PM|nbritt58|LINK
I've been having the same problem with VS 2008 Development edition. I'm unable to view any web page in design view. I've tried just about everything suggested so far - removing/re-installing the web authoring component, removing my version of MS Office (2000),
re-installing VS 2008 (twice), installed SP1. I've made a crash dump as you sugggested (extract below). It looks like VS is trying to load FPEDITAX.DLL when I click on "split" view in the designer, but then unloads because "Unable to resolve storage root for
This problem has got me completely confused. Do you have any suggestion for what I can do next?
'devenv.exe': Loaded 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Web Designer Tools\VWD\FPEDITAX.DLL'
SXS: Unable to resolve storage root for assembly directory x86_microsoft.vc80.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_none_0c178a139ee2a7ed in 2 tries
SXS: RtlGetAssemblyStorageRoot() unable to resolve storage map entry. Status = 0xc0150004
'devenv.exe': Unloaded 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Web Designer Tools\VWD\FPEDITAX.DLL'
The thread 'Win32 Thread' (0x15c0) has exited with code 0 (0x0).
'devenv.exe': Unloaded 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\MSEnv\VSFileHandler.dll'