Could not load file or assembly, AF Data Reference and Support assembly

Discussion created by wpurrer on Feb 17, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2013 by Gregor

I'm playing a little bit arround my first AF Data Reference:


My first step ("Step A") worked,

i created the dll , loaded into the AF with "C:\Program Files (x86)\PIPC\AF\regplugin" $(TargetPath) and in the System Explorer I saw, the behaviour I expected.
(the Data Refence showed the numbers)


Then Step B:


Then i added one of our libraries (where only some calculations are done) and then in System Explorer I get the following messages:

Could not load file or assembly 'xxxCalcEngine, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.  (the last part means: could not find the file)


How i did step B:


Modified the register script:


"C:\Program Files (x86)\PIPC\AF\regplugin" $(TargetPath)
"C:\Program Files (x86)\PIPC\AF\regplugin" $(TargetDir)\PimsCalcEngine.dll /Owner:xxx.CalcEngine.DataReference.dll


the registration looks good:


PISystem (AF Server)'xxxTEST1', (cbfeb75e-d240-4fee-a540-fff34f14d975).


      1 plugins registered in 'xxx.CalcEngine.DataReference.dll [NET4]'.


  PISystem (AF Server)'xxxTEST1', (cbfeb75e-d240-4fee-a540-fff34f14d975).


      Found support assembly 'xxxCalcEngine.dll [NET4]'.


  Registered support assembly




      for xxx.CalcEngine.DataReference.dll'


      in directory '4.0'.


also with  regplugin /l everything locks good ?


Assembly 'xxx.CalcEngine.DataReference.dll'     (ba164450-79f2-4ab8-9e61-0231115136f6,, 2/17/2013 7:55:02 PM,     LoadProperties=[NET4], CompatVer=2)  
Data Reference PlugIn 'xxx.CalcEngine.DataReference'       (77d63880-5684-49a8-8602-7f4807995017, IsBrowsable)  
Support Assembly '4.0\xxx.CalcEngine.DataReference.dll'       (ba164450-79f2-4ab8-9e61-0231115136f6, 2/17/2013 7:55:02 PM,,       LoadProperties=[NET4])  
Support Assembly '4.0\xxxCalcEngine.dll'       (381e4b5a-053c-736d-4361-6c63456e6769, 2/17/2013 7:54:59 PM,,       LoadProperties=[NET4])


Has someone any ideas ?

I played at least 2 hours with various ideas ... (rebooting server, copy files in directory, strip "calculations - library" clear of nearly every dependency, copy it in various different directories.. ) but no success.




Windows 2008 R2
all the latest "public" Versions (Af 2012 Sp1,...)
Visual Studio 2012 / .net 4.0