“Cannot Find DependencyProperty or PropertyInfo for Property named ‘Effect’” error during xWeb3 Setup

During the installation of Expression Web 3, you may encounter the following error: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.Cannot find DependencyProperty or PropertyInfo for property named ‘Effect’. Property names are case sensitive. Error at object ‘LayoutRoot’ in markup file ‘XSetupUI;component/initializationwindow.xaml’. Clicking the OK button takes you out of the installation and…


Expression Web/STUDIO 2 crashes on setup - “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.Cannot convert string 'pack://application…”

Yes, it’s a long title for a blog, but I’ve got to differentiate the types of setup crashes we have been seeing lately. This one I’ve seen affecting Expression Web 2 and only with computers that have Office 2007 installed on the same machine. Here’s a run down of the situation: When installing Expression Web…


Setup screens appear graphically confused

The title of this article isn’t an understatement. Just take a look at the picture below. Yes, this is a screenshot of an actual Expression Web setup dialog. Kind of scary isn’t it? The kicker to this weird issue is that Expression Setup and most of the Expression application user interfaces are the only applications…


Known causes for Expression Web 2 installation crashes

Tired of trying to install Expression Web 2 over and over again only to have the installation crash with an unhandled exception error? Sick of seeing the dialog “An unknown error has occurred” during Expression Web 2 setup? No, it won’t cost you $19.95 plus shipping and there are no easy payments needed. Below is…


Solution: Expression Web re-installs itself each time it is launched

This is a frustrating problem. You launch Expression Web and the splash screen pops up, like normal. But all of the sudden you see … The time it takes for the re-install or the re-configuration to complete varies but you may sit there for 20 seconds on up to a few minutes waiting. Eventually Expression…


Installation Issues

I’ve noticed several cases where people are unable to install Expression Web.  Here are some steps you can take to attempt to fix the issue. 1.  Check the application log to see if there are any errors specific to Expression web.  The file is EXPRWD.EXE.  This can give you good search terms at least to…

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