FIX: Error message when you add a Web reference to a project in Visual Studio 2005: "The custom tool 'MSDiscoCodeGenerator' failed"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You add a Web reference to a project in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. For the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file that describes the Web service, the first <schema> element contains a default namespace. For example, the first <schema> element resembles the following:
<xsd:schema xmlns="http://<URL>" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" targetNamespace="http://<URL>" elementFormDefault="qualified" attributeFormDefault="unqualified">
In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:
The custom tool 'MSDiscoCodeGenerator' failed. Unable to import binding 'BindingName' from namespace 'http://NamespaceLocation'.
Additionally, you receive the following error message in the Error List window:
Error 1 Custom tool error: Unable to import WebService/Schema.
Unable to import binding 'BindingName' from namespace 'http://NamespaceLocation'. Unable to import operation 'OperationName'. The element 'ElementName' is missing.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information



A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB925492

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Prerequisites

You must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the 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 item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.xml.dll2.0.50727.2152,035,71220-Sep-200610:01x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, 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

Properties

Article ID: 925492 - Last Review: September 22, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
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