Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:27 AMHello All,I'm receiving the following error when I create a new Server 2008 Database Project. The error is shown after I open the Properties for the project.An error occurred trying to load the project properties window. Close the window and try again.Cannot evaluate the item metadata "%(FullPath)". The item meta-data "%(FullPath)" cannot be applied to the path "obj\Debug|Any CPU\Database8.dbschema". Illegal characters in path. c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Microsoft.Common.targetsIt seems this error normally occurs when the path exceeds 260 characters, but the path for this project is C:\Test.It seems this is the same error occuring http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazure/thread/673b4cce-d126-40fb-97a9-dad81c6f16ed, but I'm receiving this error using Database Edition GDR 2.My environment is:Windows Server 2008 SP1
Visual Studio Team SP1
.Net Framework 3.5 SP1Any ideas??? Thanks!
Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:18 PM
This is not a length issue. There is a | in your path for the build output directory and that character is not valid in file names. Is this loading from one of the default templates or are you using a custom template or did you change the build output directory to be Debug|Any CPU?
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 2:14 PMI thought the | was the culprit, but I can't figure out how it's being inserted into the path. This project is loading from the default template for a Server 2008 Database Project. I didn't change the output directory. If I unload the project and look as the MSBuild OutputPath, the value is ".\sql\debug".Is the OutputPath the same as the output directory?Thanks for your help!
Monday, September 21, 2009 3:40 AMHi ShaggyDogT
It seems the database project template is corrucpted. Could you run command prompt window as administrator, then run devenv /setup and devenv /resetuserdata to reset Visual Studio? Then check if the same issue still occur.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 12:54 PM
Wow, I can't express my gratitude enough for your help. All my searches proved fruitless in trying to address this issue. Thank you immensely for pinpointing the issue and providing a solution to the error. Everything is working correctly and I'm back to creating new database projects!