FIX: You receive an error message and a Windows form does not appear when you open the form in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE after you delete the application settings in the Windows Forms-based project

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you delete the application settings in a Microsoft Windows Forms-based project. However, when you load the project and open the form in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE, the form does not appear. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
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System.ComponentModel.WeakHashtable.WeakKeyComparer.System.Collections.IEqualityComparer.Equals(Object x, Object y) at System.Collections.Hashtable.KeyEquals(Object item, Object key) at System.Collections.Hashtable.Remove(Object key) at System.ComponentModel.WeakHashtable.Remove(Object key) at System.ComponentModel.WeakHashtable.ScavengeKeys() at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.AddProvider(TypeDescriptionProvider provider, Object instance) at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.AddAttributes(Object instance, Attribute[] attributes) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editors.SettingsGlobalObjects.SettingsFileGlobalObject.SettingsFileTypeImplementor.GetPropertyValue(PropertyInfo prop, Object instance, Object[] args) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Design.VirtualTypeBuilder.VirtualPropertyInfo.PropertyMethodInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture) at System.ComponentModel.ReflectPropertyDescriptor.GetValue(Object component)

RESOLUTION

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 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
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.

Restart information

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

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.
The .NET Framework 2.0, 64-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.2243,022,84806-Oct-200622:13Not Applicable
The .NET Framework 2.0, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.2243,022,84806-Oct-200621:49Not Applicable
System.dll2.0.50727.2243,022,84806-Oct-200622:13Not Applicable
The .NET Framework 2.0, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
System.dll2.0.50727.2243,022,84806-Oct-200621:49Not Applicable
System.dll2.0.50727.2243,022,84806-Oct-200622:13Not Applicable

STATUS

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

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

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Article ID: 926403 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
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