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Visual Studio 2012 designer errors on Windows 8 RRS feed

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  • I intermittently get these errors, but when I do I just reboot and they go away for awhile. Very frustrating:

    System.UnauthorizedAccessException
    Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.0\ExtensionSDKs\ComponentArt.WinRT.DV.Charting\2012.1.1871\References\CommonConfiguration\neutral' is denied.
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.STAMarshaler.WaitForCompletion(NestedCallContext nestedCallContext, BlockingCall call, WaitHandle timeoutSignal)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.STAMarshaler.MarshalOutSynchronous(Action action, Int32 targetApartmentId, WaitHandle aborted, WaitHandle timeoutSignal)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.STAMarshaler.MarshalOut(Action action, Int32 targetApartmentId, WaitHandle aborted, CallSynchronizationMode syncMode, WaitHandle timeoutSignal)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.ThreadMarshaler.MarshalOut[TValue](RemoteHandle`1 targetObject, Action action, CallSynchronizationMode syncMode)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.ThreadMarshaler.MarshalOut[TResult,TValue](RemoteHandle`1 targetObject, Func`2 func, CallSynchronizationMode syncMode)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.LocalDesignerService.CreateDesignerImpl(IHostSourceItem item, IHostTextEditor editor, RemoteCancellationToken remoteCancelToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.LocalDesignerService.<>c__DisplayClass12.<Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.IDesignerService.CreateDesigner>b__11(RemoteCancellationToken remoteToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.LocalDesignerService.CallWithCancellation[TResult](CancellationToken cancelToken, Func`2 func)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.LocalDesignerService.Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.IDesignerService.CreateDesigner(IHostSourceItem item, IHostTextEditor editor, CancellationToken cancelToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.IsolatedDesignerService.IsolatedDesignerView.CreateDesignerViewInfo(CancellationToken cancelToken)

    System.UnauthorizedAccessException
    Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.0\ExtensionSDKs\ComponentArt.WinRT.DV.Charting\2012.1.1871\References\CommonConfiguration\neutral' is denied.

    Server stack trace:
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.STAMarshaler.WaitForCompletion(NestedCallContext nestedCallContext, BlockingCall call, WaitHandle timeoutSignal)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.STAMarshaler.MarshalIn(Action action, Int32 targetApartmentId)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.ThreadMarshaler.MarshalIn(IRemoteObject targetObject, Action action)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.ThreadMarshaler.MarshalIn[TResult](IRemoteObject targetObject, Func`1 func)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.RemoteDesignerService.Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.IRemoteDesignerService.CreateDesigner(IRemoteHostSourceItem remoteItem, IRemoteHostTextEditor remoteEditor, IRemoteCancellationToken remoteToken)
       at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink._PrivateProcessMessage(IntPtr md, Object[] args, Object server, Object[]& outArgs)
       at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink.SyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg)

    Exception rethrown at [0]:
       at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
       at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.IRemoteDesignerService.CreateDesigner(IRemoteHostSourceItem remoteItem, IRemoteHostTextEditor remoteEditor, IRemoteCancellationToken cancelToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.LocalDesignerService.<>c__DisplayClass8.<CreateDesignerImpl>b__6(IRemoteDesignerService d)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.ThreadMarshaler.<>c__DisplayClass4`2.<MarshalOut>b__3()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.STAMarshaler.Call.InvokeWorker()

    System.UnauthorizedAccessException
    Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.0\ExtensionSDKs\ComponentArt.WinRT.DV.Charting\2012.1.1871\References\CommonConfiguration\neutral' is denied.
       at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
       at System.IO.FileSystemEnumerableIterator`1.CommonInit()
       at System.IO.FileSystemEnumerableIterator`1..ctor(String path, String originalUserPath, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption, SearchResultHandler`1 resultHandler, Boolean checkHost)
       at System.IO.Directory.EnumerateFiles(String path, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Assemblies.ProjectAssemblyResolver.<FindMetadataAssembly>b__17(DirectoryFileNameSpecification specification)
       at System.Linq.Enumerable.<SelectManyIterator>d__31`3.MoveNext()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Assemblies.ProjectAssemblyResolver.FindBestMetadataAssembly(IEnumerable`1 possiblePaths)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Assemblies.ProjectAssemblyResolver.FindMetadataAssembly(String assemblyPath, String designerExtension)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Assemblies.ProjectAssemblyResolver.EnsureDesignMetadataLoaded(Boolean showErrors)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Assemblies.ProjectAssemblyResolver.RegisterDesignMetadata()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Assemblies.ProjectAssemblyService.GetProjectAssemblyResolver(IHostProject project)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Project.ProjectContextBase.Initialize()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Project.XamlProjectContext.Initialize()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Project.ProjectContextManager.GetProjectContext(IHostProject project, IPlatform platform, Boolean create)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.Project.ProjectContextManager.GetSourceItemContext(IHostSourceItem sourceItem)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignSurface.DesignerService.CreateDesigner(IHostSourceItem item, IHostTextEditor editor, CancellationToken cancelToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.RemoteDesignerService.<>c__DisplayClass10.<>c__DisplayClass12.<Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.IRemoteDesignerService.CreateDesigner>b__f(CancellationToken cancelToken)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.RemoteDesignerService.CallWithCancellation[TResult](IRemoteCancellationToken remoteToken, Func`2 func)
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.RemoteDesignerService.<>c__DisplayClass10.<Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.IRemoteDesignerService.CreateDesigner>b__e()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.ThreadMarshaler.<>c__DisplayClass16`1.<MarshalIn>b__15()
       at Microsoft.Expression.DesignHost.Isolation.Remoting.STAMarshaler.Call.InvokeWorker()

    Friday, October 19, 2012 11:35 PM

Answers

  • This issue has been fixed in a future update to Visual Studio and Blend.

    To workaround this issue, you can you try to apply the "ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES" ACL to the folder in question ('C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.0\ExtensionSDKs\ComponentArt.WinRT.DV.Charting\) similar to what is described here for the Visual Studio folders:

    http://blendinsider.com/xaml/known-issue-xaml-designer-in-visual-studio-11-beta-crashes-on-launch-2012-03-07/

    I am assuming this is a Win7 -> Win8 upgrade?

    Thanks,

    Unni


    Unni Ravindranathan, Program Manager, Microsoft Expression This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Min ZhuMember Monday, October 29, 2012 8:34 AM
    Monday, October 22, 2012 3:48 AM