The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference

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Action

 Install update to ClickOnce application.

Result



Application failed to run with clues of some older binaries are used. An example is System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'XXXX, Version=x.x.x.x, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=…' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

Cause



When the Framework 3.5SP1 is installed and the ClickOnce store is used for the first time cdf-ms files maybe deleted. This can also be caused by deleting the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Deployment\ClickOnce35SP1Update. The missing cdf-ms files will cause ClickOnce to wrongly share strong named assembly with the same version but different file hash.

Resolution



To avoid the problem before it happens make sure that all shared assemblies that you are using in your updated ClickOnce application have a new assembly version.

If the problem has already happened then you need to clear online cache by running “mage.exe –cc”, uninstall all versions of installed applications that might have a strong named assembly with the same version, and reinstall the application.

Mage.exe is available in various locations, including the following:

·         The .NET Framework 2.0 SDK. The .NET Framework 2.0 SDK is available as a component of the Visual Studio 2005 setup or can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

·         The Windows SDK for Windows Vista. The Windows SDK for Windows Vista can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

·         Visual Studio 2008. Later versions of Mage.exe and MageUI.exe are included as a component of the Visual Studio 2008 setup.

More information: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/acz3y3te.aspx

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Article ID: 971052 - Last Review: May 7, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
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