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Monday, June 25, 2007

There's a bug in the compiler

Or so they say.

I was making a new page-control today for my app. Using VS this can be done by adding a new controller to the page through menus, or you can just do what I do. I copy an old one, and paste it in, changing the Class names and removing most of the code. This bypasses all the tedious setup, and all the bits that have to be there for the framework I'm working on are already there. Goodness.

Happily I build, expecting no errors, but I get a nasty message. "Custom_Report is ambiguous in the namespace 'ASP'". Not good. Custom_Report was the name of the control I copied, so I go back and double-check that I changed the class-name. Yes, yes I did.

That's strange. Well, a quick search online told me that this might be a result of a known bug in the compiler. The fix was easy, you have to compile your app in non-batch -mode. How do you do this, I hear you asking. Simple: enter the compilation section of your web.config, and set batch="false", as so:

<compilation debug="true" batch="false">



This has been your small-problem, small-fix.

1 comment:

JoDaCoda said...

THANK YOU!!!! I have had this problem for months! The only solution I found was to delete the dll and recompile. And that would only work for a couple of runs. Thank you again!