Compile Error: defining Friend ds As System.Data.DataSet, compiler thinks it needs System.Xml reference
This is a frustrating error, because I've been trying to convert a CF 1 project that uses Pocket Access and InTheHands's ADOCE library to a CF 2.0 VS 2005 project and as I resolved my final issues and had everything setup to build the project successfully for the first time, this error happened.
Here's a trimmed version of the code in the Module1.vb file:
Here's the compile error:
C:\Documents and Settings\Kirk\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\WM5PPCv2\Module1.vb(145) : error BC30009: Reference required to assembly 'System.Xml, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes' containing the implemented interface 'System.Xml.Serialization.IXmlSerializable'. Add one to your project.
Compact Framework 2.0 doesn't have System.Xml.
How can I get the compiler to use/recognize the System.Data.DataSet type for the ds variable?
Anyone know the solution?
This is a similar error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811588/en-us
In the link above, as a solution it says:
Manually comment out the serialization attributes in the generated client proxy class. This allows the .NET Compact Framework project to gain access to the DataSet in a typed manner. However, every time the Web reference is updated, you must modify all the affected changes because Visual Studio .NET overwrites the proxy class
Where is the proxy class file, I'd happily comment out whatever attributes I need to to get this to compile.
Note: This is not a web class, form, and the project doesn't use or hasn't added any web references (that I know of)
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