I've seen this: VSTS 2010 SGEN : error : Could not load file or assembly (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131515) and none of the answers work. It also doesn't appear when I build or anything. I can run the project fine, it happens when I try to add an entity framework templated controller:
Then I get this error:
All project files are on my network share because that is where My Documents resides for our work. Here is what I tried:
1) Turning Generator Serialization Assembly in project settings to on, off, and auto.
2) Adding sgen.exe.config to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\bin\NETFX 4.0 Tools with the following code:
<configuration> <runtime> <loadFromRemoteSources enabled="true" /> </runtime> </configuration>
3) Tried to unblock the assemblies, but I had no unblock option in the properties tab.
None of these solutions work. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this??? This error occurs for any custom assembly from nuget or my own projects due to their location existing on the network space, but only when trying to add an EF templated controller. I can build and run the program fine.
Just as an additional solution, we had an issue like this recently. The solution turned out to be unblocking the files, but with a twist. We copied the files to our server in a zip file. When we extracted the files from the zip archive, they were already blocked. We were not able to unblock the files. We would click the unblock button, then OK, and when we looked at the properties, they were still blocked.
What we had to do is delete all the blocked files, unblock the source zip file, and then extract the files. At that point, the formerly blocked files were unblocked, and the application ran fine. Hope that helps someone avoid some frustration.
EDIT: I believe you also have to be running windows explorer as administrator to be able to unblock files.
I saw from other forum regarding this issue, and here is the solution someone posted: On the property of the project that contains the DLL assembly that would not load, go to the Build setting, and way at the bottom where it says "Generate serialization assembly:", the default is Auto. Set that to Off. Your solution should then build OK.
This happened to me when I had the API in a webform solution with multiple project. It worked OK on a single-project solution MVC.
These solutions did not work for me either.
In my case, I was accessing files on a mapped network drive. The solution for me was to add my network IP address as a trusted drive by doing the following:
Not sure what made this work over all other options, but this is what solved the problem for me. All project and solutions now build with no issues.
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