PostSharp Tools for Visual Studio 2017 (5.0.17) bug in Visual Studio 2017 RC4 (15.0.26206.0)

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10 Feb, 2017 01:25 AM

When adding [NotifyPropertyChanged] to a brand new Class Library Project I get the following error at compile time

Severity Code Description Project File Line Suppression State
Error An unexpected exception occurred when executing user code: System.MethodAccessException: Attempt by method 'PostSharp.Patterns.Model.NotifyPropertyChangedAttribute.CompileTimeValidate(System.Type)' to access method 'PostSharp.Reflection.ReflectionApiWrapper.GetBaseType(System.Type)' failed.
   at PostSharp.Patterns.Model.NotifyPropertyChangedAttribute.CompileTimeValidate(Type type)
   at PostSharp.Aspects.TypeLevelAspect.CompileTimeValidate(Object target)
   at PostSharp.Sdk.AspectWeaver.AspectWeaverInstance.^pCdttYEs.^Q7McNsOl()
   at PostSharp.Sdk.Utilities.ExceptionHelper.ExecuteUserCode[T](MessageLocation messageLocation, Func`1 userCode, Type[] acceptableExceptions). ClassLibrary1

The project has nothing more than the default class1.cs

    public class Class1

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by PostSharp Techn... on 10 Feb, 2017 07:07 PM

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    Thank you for reporting this issue. What is the target framework of your project?
    And, just to confirm, the version of PostSharp NuGet package installed into your project is also 5.0.17?


  2. 2 Posted by dimitri on 11 Feb, 2017 01:08 PM

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    Target framework for the project is 4.6.1 and the nuget is 5.0.17-preview.

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by PostSharp Techn... on 14 Feb, 2017 04:37 PM

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    this is a packaging bug, the net46 version of the PostSharp.Patterns.Common is missing some attributes. You can do a workaround by deleting net46 folder from the package directory (because PostSharp is trying to load it for execution).

    We will be working on a fix.

    (internal issue #14690)


  4. 4 Posted by dimitri on 15 Feb, 2017 12:54 AM

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    Hello Daniel,

    The fix worked for the simple project but when I tried to update my main project using the same solution I was getting many more errors.

    I have a deadline to meet so I reverted to VS 2015 and PS

    I will try again with a release candidate of Postsharp when it will come.

    Thank you for your assistance,


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