Recently I met the following exception at C# solution:
Error 2 Could not load file or assembly 'Newtonsoft.Json, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b9a188c8922137c6' or one of its dependencies. The parameter is incorrect. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG))
This does not depend either on my code or on the name of assembly (like
Newtonsoft.Json in this case).
When I delete this dll from the solution the compiler tells about another in the same exception. So I suppose something shoud be turned off/on at my PC :)
Depending on if your are running X64 you might need to clean up a couple more spots. Just cleaning up my user directory was not enough.
This list will grow as if you have other versions of the framework installed.
To know what to clear for sure - add the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\EnableLog (DWord set to 1).
Then you will see output like below. This tells you where asp.net is attempting to load your DLLs. Clear this directory.
LOG: This bind starts in default load context. LOG: Using application configuration file: c:\app\AtlasAdvisor\web\web.config LOG: Using host configuration file: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet.config LOG: Using machine configuration file from C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\config\machine.config. LOG: Policy not being applied to reference at this time (private, custom, partial, or location-based assembly bind). LOG: Attempting download of new URL **file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/Temporary ASP.NET Files/root/3c8629f7/dfa387b6/Avanade.ViddlerNet.DLL.** LOG: Attempting download of new URL **file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/Temporary ASP.NET Files/root/3c8629f7/dfa387b6/Avanade.ViddlerNet/Avanade.ViddlerNet.DLL**.
Thanks Alex your second point helped me fix this.
It appears that unless you run visual studio as an administrator in Windows 7 it stores your temp files locally rather than C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files.
I had the same issue here - above solutions didn't work. Problem was with ActionMailer. I ran the following uninstall and install nuget commands
uninstall-package ActionMailer install-package ActionMailer
Resolved my problems, hopefully will help someone else.
This can happen while referencing COM wrapper dlls. Within your Visual Studio Project, under References, select the COM wrapper dlls being referenced and ensure they have the the following property values: "Embed Interop Types": False and "Specific Version": False.
I see lot of techies have posted about clearing temporary directories of ASP .Net run-time pertaining to each and every .Net framework hosted on your machine as in this answer. But I believe we should know the clear-cut logistics as to why we need to blindly clear all of temporary working directories of all .Net frameworks. According to me, it should not be the case.
My advice would be that you should try a pin pointed directory clearing approach to resolve this issue. How would you know which directory to clear?
Advanced Settings...to open the
DefaultAppPoolas shown below:
Application Poolsnode in left navigation bar in the IIS. Now check that which .Net CLR Version is being run by your app pool. In my case it is v4.0 as shown below:
Since the CLR version being hosted by my app pool is v4.0, so I prcisely cleared only the temporary files in the folder pertaining to ASP .NET v4.0 only as below:
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files
And that's it. My problem got resolved.
Lesson learnt: This is indicative of the fact that all the temporary files being used by your website aren't scattered across several directories but they are at once place being referred by your app pool. So you need to clear that specific folder only.
If you are using SQL Server 2012's Data Tools, which uses the VS2010 shell as at May 1 2013, check your Configuration Manager settings. A server name change from Workflow to xCPWorkflow was enough to produce the exact same The parameter is incorrect (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070057 (E_INVALIDARG)) message.
You can either clean, build or rebuild your application or simply delete Temporary ASP.NET Files at C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp
This works like magic. In my case i had an assembly binding issue saying Could not load file bla bla bla
you can also see solution 2 as http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/663453/Understanding-Clean-Build-and-Rebuild-in-Visual-St
The problem relates to the .Net runtime version of a referenced class library (expaned references, select the library and check the "Runtime Version". I had a problem with Antlr3.Runtime, after upgrading my visual studio project to v4.5. I used NuGet to uninstall Microsoft ASP.NET Web Optimisation Framework (due to a chain of dependencies that prevented me from uninstalling Antlr3 directly)
I then used NuGet to reinstall the Microsoft ASP.NET Web Optimisation Framework. This reinstalled the correct runtime versions.
In my case i wanted to compile a COM visible DLL. The problem was that an older version of this DLL was located here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE
Thus Visual Studio loaded this version instead of the newly compiled one, as it tried to register it.
I faced same error because application didn't find dependent frameworks in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework\ folder. I just repair my Visual studio which added required framework in above location and it working fine.
If anyone else out there is using the WiX toolset, I discovered that my installer project had a reference to an old project that had recently been removed from the solution. Took me a while to realize since there are a number of projects in the solution I was attempting to build and the message did not indicate which project was failing to build (and clean, which was failing as well).
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