Can’t open or create JavaScript files or C++ projects in Visual Studio 2012 after you install the .NET Framework 4.5.1 or the the .NET Framework 4.5.2

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You may encounter the following issues after you install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 or the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.

Issue 1

When you open or create a JavaScript file by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio may crash.

Issue 2

You may be unable to create a C++ project in Visual Studio 2012. Additionally, when you open C++ projects by using Visual Studio 2012, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

"No exports were found that match the constraint: ContractName"


To resolve this issue, install the Visual Studio 2012 update.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.



Article ID: 2867723 - Last Review: May 6, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
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