Friday, July 20, 2007

The day the blend stood still

Well, I guess it should be expected when working with a Beta version of the software but today has been quite a calamity of errors. In the middle of giving a demo of basic animations and drawing techniques I found that I was no longer able to build projects with Blend. Somehow the registry key pointing to the .NET SDK got hosed.

I tried to uninstall and run a fresh install of the blend application to no avail. I had to do a manual install of the SDK and am still receiving errors when I try to build the project.

I am going to have to get our IT department to try and take a look at the error message and see if it makes any sense to them. Maybe they will know how to fix the registry value.

Here is the error message:

Could not locate the .NET Framework SDK. The task is looking for the path to the .NET Framework SDK at the location specified in the SDKInstallRootv2.0 value of the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework. You may be able to solve the problem by doing one of the following: 1.) Install the .NET Framework SDK. 2.) Manually set the above registry key to the correct location.
ColorSwatch -> C:\Documents and Settings\TSciantarelli\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Expression\Blend\Temporary Projects\ColorSwatch\bin\Debug\ColorSwatch.exe


Jason said...

What was the registry key solution to this? I'm getting this error with the Blend 2 September Preview on a fresh install of Vista (with the Windows SDK installed prior to Blend)...

marmalade girl said...

same here - vista, clean install with Blend 2 Sept hmmmmm