Thursday, December 08, 2005 3:44 PMHello all....I searched the forums first before posting this message, and found no other related messages.
Here's my problem...I have just installed VB Express 2005, successfully. I try to create a new project, get the wizard, tried different choices, but always end up with the same... a message telling me invalid filenames, path....blah blah blah..
I have tried to correct the problem by relocating the template directory, changing project locations, uninstalling, and then reinstalling....but no avail......
I have VC Express 2005 loading and working correctly. I have even tried reinstalling just the SQL....but again, nothing....
I have tried to uninstall duplicates in the windows/assembly/ directory, but they are all being used.....
I am out of ideas....
Rob, the unhappy programmer.
Friday, December 09, 2005 2:55 PMI have the actual error message here.
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007B)
Note to Microsoft, being allowed to copy and paste error messages would be nice...
Friday, December 09, 2005 10:56 PMI have exactly the same problem.
I can get round it by selecting 'OPEN PROJECT' from the file menu and setting the path as 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\VBExpress\ProjectTemplates\1033\WindowsApplication'
I have searched all subdirectories and cannot find a file called 'windowsapplication1' which is identiied in the new project options.
Sunday, December 11, 2005 4:35 PMThank you for the suggestion....when I went to the folder I found everything in zip files, unzipped them to the directory, and now, using you workaround, I can do something....thanks....
Note to others, anyone know of a better solution for ikna and myself, please let us know....
Rob the Programmer.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 3:14 PMFound the solution.
The problem is caused by the & in the pathname for My Documents.
The problem is known by Microsoft.
The suggested workaround, that I found worked great is:
Create a new User, one with a name without the ampersand "&"
My choice was "Developement"
Log in as this new user.
From this point you can create your project, relog into your normal username and continue, or, my recomendation, use the new login to customize your settings specifically for software developement. And use this login just for developement.
Rob the Programmer.
Saturday, February 04, 2006 3:31 AM
I have been running VB xpress beta2 which I just uninstalled and replaced with what I understand to be the FINAL version of VB2005Xpress .I did this in response to an email from Msoft advising to try it.
I downloaded full files as an iso file to hard drive and installed from this.
Now I find i have the exact problem described above ie
unable to create any projects because the application cannot find the installed templates - same error message as above.
I did find some templates in zip files as you did but just at the moment I cant locate them. I thought they were in the following but template empty ( which maybe because i havent created the project.)
C:\Documents and Settings\M&J\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Templates\ProjectTemplates
1 - Could the & in the M&J be a problem
2 - If there is a pathname reference that I need to fix which one would it be .How do I access it . Is it one of the locations found in Tools/Options/Projects and Solutions/General
If microsoft are aware of this problem they sure havent fixed it AND this supposed to be final version ????
Have wasted hours and hours with other problems and haven't even got started trying to program!! Your valuable advice would be appreciated before I commit suicide
in frustration and desperation
ps havent tried a reinstall yet to see if that fixes it as it takes quite a while