FIX: You receive an error message when a Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 application makes a late-bound call to a remote object method

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When a Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 application makes a late-bound call to a remote object method, you receive the following error message:
Attempted to call a method declared on type System.Reflection.IReflect on an object which exposes <Class Name>.
Note The placeholder <Class Name> is a placeholder for the name of the class that represents the remote object.


This problem occurs because of a regression in calling late-bound remote methods in the .NET Framework 1.1. This fix removes the regression.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next .NET Framework 1.1 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   01-Sep-2004  05:00  7.10.4241.4       299,008  Microsoft.visualbasic.dll  


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


Steps to reproduce the problem

The following code reproduces the error that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section:
Dim obj as Object
Dim remObject as SomeRemoteObject
obj = CType(remObject, MyClass)
ds = obj.DoSomething() <= The error is a result of calling a method on the remote object.


For additional information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Article ID: 884571 - Last Review: June 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.7
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
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