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Error trying to add LINQ to SharePoint File item to VS 2008 project

Dec 20, 2007 at 6:00 PM
I get the following error after I (1) start a C# console application in VS 2008 RTM (2) Add references for BdsSoft.SharePoint.Linq, BdsSoft.SharePoint.Linq.ObjectModelProvider, BdsSoft.SharePoint.Linq.Tools.DebuggerVisualizer (3) try to Add New Item ... LINQ To SharePoint File:

Could not load file of assembly 'BdsSoft.SharePoint.Linq.Tools.EntityGenerator, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKey Token=c9246ff4557ee8a2'
or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

I am using version on Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1.
Dec 31, 2007 at 6:23 AM
Edited Jan 2, 2008 at 3:52 AM
Hi, I got the exact same error message.

Hi, I got a workaround on my case. instead of adding the LINQToSharepoint item, I created the entity class using SPMetal and then add it to my project, and started my way from there. Who knows it will help you was well.
Jan 11, 2008 at 8:49 AM
Same problem here.
Jan 22, 2008 at 9:28 PM
Ok. It is no problem here. Just register *.dll files from C:\Program Files\BdsSoft LINQ to SharePoint\ in GAC. And reboot your computer. And you are feeeel the power !!! :)
Feb 7, 2008 at 8:13 AM
Hi folks,

Thanks for reporting the issue. We've had some issues with the installer causing the assembly to be missing in the GAC. The workaround suggested by frozzzyy is the right one (thanks for helping out!).