FIX: Error message when you record a Web test in Visual Studio 2005 Team System Test Edition: "Request Failed: Index and length must refer to a location within the string"

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SYMPTOMS

When you record a Web test in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Test Edition, you may receive the following error message:
Request Failed: Index and length must refer to a location within the string
This error message may appear in the following tabs of the Visual Studio Team System Test Edition IDE:
  • WebBrowser
  • Response

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the .NET Framework 2.0 client fails with an exception. In particular, the following exception may occur when you record a Web Test:
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index and length must refer to a location within the string
This exception occurs if the server content-type HTTP response header of the Web page contains a repeated property-value pair. For example, the following HTTP header contains a repeated property-value pair: Content-Type: text/html;charset=UTF-8;charset=UTF-8.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only 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 2.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer 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.

Prerequisites

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

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this 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, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
System.dll2.0.50727.8112,940,92824-Feb-200703:00
System.dll2.0.50727.8112,940,92824-Feb-200703:22
Microsoft.JScript.dll8.0.50727.811749,56824-Feb-200703:00
Microsoft.JScript.dll8.0.50727.811749,56824-Feb-200703:22
The .NET Framework 2.0, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
System.dll2.0.50727.8112,940,92824-Feb-200703:22
Microsoft.JScript.dll8.0.50727.811749,56824-Feb-200703:22
The .NET Framework 2.0, Itanium architecture versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
System.dll2.0.50727.8112,940,92824-Feb-200703:00
System.dll2.0.50727.8112,940,92824-Feb-200703:22
Microsoft.JScript.dll8.0.50727.811749,56824-Feb-200703:00
Microsoft.JScript.dll8.0.50727.811749,56824-Feb-200703:22

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 about property-value pairs in the server content-type HTTP response header, visit the following World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web sites:
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.17

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec3.html#sec3.7

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Article ID: 932536 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Test Edition
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