Opening a WP 7.1 app crashes any version of VS with a .NET framework exception -(Win10 14986) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have an old WP 7.1 app that I need to update since Dropbox changed the login process recently.

    I had lost my build environment, so I tried installing several different versions of VS.

    Every time I try to open my project file with any version, it crashes with a .NET Framework exception.

    Faulting application name: VPDExpress.exe, version: 11.0.61219.0, time stamp: 0x55cda824
    Faulting module name: comdlg32.dll, version: 10.0.14986.1000, time stamp: 0x1a6889d8
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x00057418
    Faulting process id: 0x58ac
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d26515e95c8aee
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\VPDExpress.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\comdlg32.dll
    Report Id: 43c704e4-e8f2-4feb-8217-d38126a24015
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    Application: VPDExpress.exe
    Framework Version: v4.0.30319
    Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
    Exception Info: exception code c0000005, exception address 75A07418

    I'm running Win10 Pro fast ring.

    What is the best environment to run to fix this app?

    Rick Hantz

    • Edited by RickHan Monday, January 2, 2017 4:38 PM
    Friday, December 30, 2016 3:07 AM

All replies

  • I got it to work by starting COM+ System Application manually. It was stopped, and is set to manual. Not sure if I need it to be set to start automatically.

    Second issue: Crashing when deploying. Fixed that by deleting all folders under C:\Users\<xxx>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Phone Tools\CoreCon

    Rick Hantz

    Monday, January 2, 2017 5:52 PM
  • 3rd issue: Can't deploy to my phone.

    Running Win10 on both my computer and phone(950xl) on fast ring.
    Trying to fix an old WP7.1 app that recently lost Dropbox connectivity.
    VS2012 Express for WP crashes during deploy.
    It registered OK.
    I can see the phone in file explorer.

    Rick Hantz

    Monday, January 2, 2017 7:24 PM
  • I ended up changing the COM+ System Application  service from manual to automatic.

    I still can't deploy to my phone, even in airplane mode and with Hyper-v turned off. My actions are set to 'do nothing' when the phone is connected.

    It works fine in the emulator, so I published it. I'll test once the update gets pushed to my phone. Makes for a long test cycle.

    Rick Hantz

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:53 PM
  • Deploys just fine to my old Lumia 920 running WP8.1

    Found out my app works fine in the emulator but not on the phone.

    Still won't deploy to my Lumia 950xl on fast ring.

    Rick Hantz

    Thursday, January 5, 2017 4:23 PM