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#3200 Unable to create or open WiX projects in VS2005 with 3.7 (3.6 is OK)

v3.8
migrated
nobody
None
2013-08-21
2013-01-30
No

I had a WiX project created in Visual Studio 2005 using WiX toolset 3.6. This worked fine. I upgraded to 3.7 and it immediately broke. I was unable to open my existing WiX project, nor was I able to create a new one. The error message in both cases was:

The WiX Project Package ({E0EE8E7D-F498-459E-9E90-2B3D73124AD5}) did not load because of previous errors.

I tried completely uninstalling and re-installing, but this did not fix the problem. Uninstalling and re-installing 3.6 restored my project to working order.

Following a request for debug information on a similar sounding problem, I ran the following:

start /wait devenv.exe /setup /log "%TEMP%\vssetup.log"

Log is attached, but the relevant lines appear to be:

<entry>
<record>42</record>
<time>2013/01/30 12:30:49.421</time>
<type>Information</type>
<source>Microsoft Visual Studio</source>
<description>Begin package load [WiX Project Package]</description>
<guid>{E0EE8E7D-F498-459E-9E90-2B3D73124AD5}</guid>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>43</record>
<time>2013/01/30 12:30:49.921</time>
<type>Error</type>
<source>Microsoft Visual Studio</source>
<description>SetSite failed for package [WiX Project Package]</description>
<guid>{E0EE8E7D-F498-459E-9E90-2B3D73124AD5}</guid>
<hr>80131522</hr>
<errorinfo>Could not load type 'Microsoft.Build.Framework.BuildEventContext' from assembly 'Microsoft.Build.Framework, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.</errorinfo>
</entry>
<entry>
<record>44</record>
<time>2013/01/30 12:30:49.921</time>
<type>Error</type>
<source>Microsoft Visual Studio</source>
<description>End package load [WiX Project Package]</description>
<guid>{E0EE8E7D-F498-459E-9E90-2B3D73124AD5}</guid>
<hr>80131522</hr>
<errorinfo>Could not load type 'Microsoft.Build.Framework.BuildEventContext' from assembly 'Microsoft.Build.Framework, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.</errorinfo>
</entry>

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  • Rob Mensching

    Rob Mensching - 2013-03-04
    • Milestone: v3.7 --> v3.8
     
  • Rob Mensching

    Rob Mensching - 2013-08-21
    • Status: open --> migrated