Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 CTP 3 install has destroyed ability to load or create any project - by Silicon Kiwi

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ID 766831 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 4
Opened 10/9/2012 9:11:13 PM
Access Restriction Public


After installing Update 1 CTP 3 no projects loads, and no new projects can be created.

Error on attempting to create a new project:

Microsoft Visual Studio
The composition produced a single composition error. The root cause is provided below. Review the CompositionException.Errors property for more detailed information.

1) No exports were found that match the constraint: 
	ContractName	Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsHierarchy
	RequiredTypeIdentity	Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsHierarchy
	RequiredCreationPolicy	Shared

Resulting in: Cannot set import 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.VS.Implementation.VSUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService.IVsHierarchy (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsHierarchy")' on part 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.VS.Implementation.VSUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService'.

Element: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.VS.Implementation.VSUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService.IVsHierarchy (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsHierarchy") -->  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.VS.Implementation.VSUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService

Resulting in: Cannot get export 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.VS.Implementation.VSUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.Designers.IVsUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService")' from part 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.VS.Implementation.VSUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService'.

Element: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.VS.Implementation.VSUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.Designers.IVsUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService") -->  CachedAssemblyCatalog

Resulting in: Cannot set import 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.UnconfiguredProjectServices.vsUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.Designers.IVsUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService")' on part 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.UnconfiguredProjectServices'.

Element: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.UnconfiguredProjectServices.vsUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.Designers.IVsUnconfiguredProjectIntegrationService") -->  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.UnconfiguredProjectServices

Resulting in: Cannot get export 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.UnconfiguredProjectServices (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.IUnconfiguredProjectServices")' from part 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.UnconfiguredProjectServices'.

Element: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.UnconfiguredProjectServices (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.IUnconfiguredProjectServices") -->  CachedAssemblyCatalog

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Posted by PKelvin on 1/11/2013 at 8:23 AM
I got the same problem posted above after downloading update 1 for VS 2012 RC. I could not create C++ project nor load C++ project worked before.
Posted by EXzone on 10/26/2012 at 5:57 AM
Hello I have reproduced the same error with the same consequences; I can not create any new projects in VS 2012 after installing the CTP 3 update.

Posted by Microsoft on 10/16/2012 at 11:19 PM
Hello again. We wanted to give you a quick reminder that to efficiently investigate and reproduce your issue, we need you submit the additional information we requested . If we haven't heard back from you with the requested information in the next 3 days, we will go ahead and close the issue.
Posted by Geerten Doornenbal on 10/15/2012 at 3:55 AM
This looks really similar to my problem:
Posted by Microsoft on 10/10/2012 at 3:21 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. In order to efficiently investigate and reproduce this issue, we are requesting additional information outlined below.

Could you please give us vs setup log so that we can conduct further research?

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Posted by Microsoft on 10/9/2012 at 9:51 PM
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