The custom tool 'MSLinqToSQLGenerator' failed. RRS feed

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  • User-374685290 posted

    Error 1 The custom tool 'MSLinqToSQLGenerator' failed.  Object reference not set to an instance of an object. 

    In the Tools - Options - Database Tools - O/R Designer dialog there is a message "An Error occure loading this property page"
    Repaired the install... didn't work
    Removed and then Re-installed the Program... didn't work
    Tried creating a new website from scratch... still no O/R Designer surface.

    This occured just after adding a table to an existing dbml O/R surface, then referencing it via a LINQDatasource in a DropDownList (with selectedValue) in the InsertItemTemplate in a ListView control. All in 3.5 Framework.

    Haven't installed any new software or updates lately.

    Anybody got clues,

    Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:51 AM

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  • User-374685290 posted

    I finally just uninstalled VWD. Cleaned out the lingering registry entries and re-installed. Works ok now.

    Thursday, March 6, 2008 1:04 PM
  • User-1382498217 posted

    I had the same problem with my visual studio 2008 professional edition.

    I found a very easy way to solve it...

    I created a new windows administrator user account and opened visual studio in the new account. It worked as a piece of cake.

    I then deleted my previous account and recreate it. I then logged into my previous account and the problem has just disappeared...


    Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:53 AM