RESOLUTION: WPF stops working with VS 2008 Beta 2


As a few users in this thread experienced that WPF can stop working after installing VS 2008. You might see a message such as:


    MissingMethodException was unhandled    


    Method not found: System.Guid MS.Utility.EventTrace.GuidFromId(MS.Utility.EventTraceGuidId).


Or:


    Method not found: MS.Internal.ContentType    


System.Windows.Navigation.BaseUriHelper.GetContentType(System.Net.WebResponse).


You will experience Expression Blend or any other WPF application ceasing to launch. I found this behavior on two of my Vista machines after installing the latest VS 2008 Beta 2 bits and removing Orcas Beta 1. If I had read the “Readme” (yes, sometimes we *should* read them), I would have read that you should remove a couple of Hot Fixes prior to installing VS 2008 Beta 2.


Steps to resolve:



  1. Uninstall (from Programs / Features):


    • Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB110806)

    • Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB930264)


    • Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB929300)


  2. Restart

  3. From the VS2008 Beta 2 CD / Image, install Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB110806) one of:


    • wcu\dotNetFramework\dotNetMSP\x64\NetFX2.0-KB110806-v6000-x64.msu


    • wcu\dotNetFramework\dotNetMSP\x86\NetFX2.0-KB110806-v6000-x86.msu

  4. From the VS2008 Beta 2 CD / Image install Hotfix for Microsoft Windows (KB929300) one of:


    • wcu\dotNetFramework\dotNetMSP\x64\NetFX3.0-KB929300-v6000-x64.msu


    • wcu\dotNetFramework\dotNetMSP\x86\NetFX3.0-KB929300-v6000-x86.msu

  5. Restart

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