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Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate : Error message when loading a project or solution

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  • When I load some projects, this dialog prompts:

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    Microsoft Visual Studio
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    The 'Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2013 - Update 1 Shell Integration Package' package did not load correctly.
    The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the installation of another extension. You can get more information by examining the file 'C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\ActivityLog.xml'.
    Restarting Visual Studio could help resolve this issue.
    Continue to show this error message?
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    Yes   No  
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    Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:32 PM

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  • Here is the useful portion of the log file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
    < ?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="ActivityLog.xsl"?>
    < activity>

      ...

      <entry>
        <record>360</record>
        <time>2016/10/19 08:26:40.410</time>
        <type>Error</type>
        <source>VisualStudio</source>
        <description>CreateInstance failed for package [Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2013 - Update 1 Shell Integration Package]</description>
        <guid>{DD3EEB42-D065-4F65-A9F9-BD3D8C4A75EF}</guid>
        <hr>80070002</hr>
        <errorinfo>Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Package, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.</errorinfo>
      </entry>
      <entry>
        <record>361</record>
        <time>2016/10/19 08:26:40.410</time>
        <type>Error</type>
        <source>VisualStudio</source>
        <description>End package load [Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2013 - Update 1 Shell Integration Package]</description>
        <guid>{DD3EEB42-D065-4F65-A9F9-BD3D8C4A75EF}</guid>
        <hr>80004005 - E_FAIL</hr>
        <errorinfo>Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Package, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.</errorinfo>
      </entry>

    Downloading and installing the following didn't solve that last problem:

    - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Shell (Isolated) Redistributable Package
    - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Shell (Integrated) Redistributable Package
    - Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2013

    Probably one of the numerous .NET Framework has a problem... but which one?
    Ideas are welcome.

    Best regards,

    Vincent

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:33 PM
  • I'd ask them over here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=visualstudiogeneral%2Cvssetup%2Cvsx&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by VincentGouv Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:11 PM
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:43 PM
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  • Sorry for posting in the wrong forum. System guess I was a bot and I didn't realize it changed the place to post... I reopened a question on the proper place.

    • Edited by VincentGouv Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:12 PM
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:11 PM
  • Sounds good, no problem.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:22 PM
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