Need Help: Unable to open or create Model Diagrams in Visual Studio 2010: Illegal characters in path RRS feed

  • Question

  • About a month ago I created several modeling diagrams, class, activity, component.
    Now I am unable to open or create any Modeling diagram. I get the following error:
    Cannot load 'G:\Projects\trunk\System\Engineering\Architecture\Modeling\Core Business Objects.classdiagram': Illegal characters in path.
    The path is valid!

    I also get the following error when trying to create a new diagram
    Cannot evaluate the item metadata "%(FullPath)". The item metadata "%(FullPath)" cannot be applied to the path "obj\Debug|Any CPU\Modeling.dll". Illegal characters in path.  C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Microsoft.Common.targets

    In the last month I've installed NuGet and Resharper.



    • Edited by Brian Beatty Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:12 PM spelling
    Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:11 PM


All replies

  • Hi Brian,

    Sorry you are having problems.  I have not seen this issue before.   Does this happen if you create a new Modeling Project and add a diagram, or is this problem only happening on this Modeling Project?



    Mark Groves | Program Manager | Visual Studio
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:46 AM
  • Hello Brian,

    Are you still having this problem, or can we close this out?



    Mark Groves | Program Manager | Visual Studio
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:31 PM
  • I have tha same problem. After opening solution I have to Unload and Reload Model project. If I will not do that than every operation on this project (open diagram, add folder or any other item, opening UM Model Explorer, ...) will faild with error "Illegal characters in path".

    I am not shure but this problem appear when I have instal Resharper 6.0 EAP (exacly it is 6.0.2135.85).

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:43 AM
  • Hi Konrad,


    Does the problem go away if you don't uninstall ReSharper, and repair?  I would like to track this down so we can figure out if we need to work with JetBrains.




    Mark Groves | Program Manager | Visual Studio
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:22 PM
  • I have uinstall ReSharper and try to open solution and work on model project. The problem has gone.

    Than I have install the newest version 6.0.2151.53 and the problem comes back. So I am almost sure that the problem is releated to Resharper.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:21 PM
  • Hi, Konrad!

    This issue is fixed in next ReSharper build (=>6.0.2152.845)

    Alexander Zverev
    JetBrains, Inc.
    "Develop With Pleasure!"

    Friday, May 20, 2011 9:00 AM
  • Thanks Alexander
    Mark Groves | Program Manager | Visual Studio
    Friday, May 20, 2011 4:29 PM
  • Thanks, it is working now :)
    Monday, May 23, 2011 3:17 PM