Visual Studios - Unable To Start Program "Element Not Found"
Jul 9, 2010
Anybody else find the web page editor for Visual Studios (2008) to be horribly buggy? Almost every other time I try to debug a program, it sputters around for a minute or two, and then I get this error: Unable to Start Program [URL]. Element not found. Sometimes it happens two or three times in a row, and each time it leaves a hung browser I have to go and end the process for and then try again, so it can get up to 10 minutes at times just to get the damn debugger going. Really frustrating, especially when it's at the end of the day and I'm trying to finish things up.
I am having VS 2008 SP! installed on my machine .I am buliding a ASP.NET MVC application. when i run my application from Visual studio a message windows comes with error "unable to start rogram "http://...." the system cannot find the file specified.I tried to solved it but not getting any solution that work.
When i try to run my web application in visua studio 2008 a error window comes out that says: Unable to start program [URL]. The system cannot find the file specified. I googled but not got the solution for this problem. I have VS 2005 and VS 2008 both on my machine. I also unistalled VS 2008 and reinstalled it but that does not solve the problem.
I'm randomly getting this error:Unable to start program http://localhost:xxxx/Default.aspxIt seems to be at complete random, occurring approximately 3-5 times in a given work day. I have to use the Task Manager to end the process of the Internet Explorer window opened, and when I start the web application again, it works without a problem. The error never occurs twice in a row, and there's no apparent rhyme or reason to its appearance. Though it doesn't stop my development, because I can simply kill the process and restart the debug session, it is extremely irritating and wastes time.
I would like to select an element that is in the same TR as another element I found with a selector. The selector itself: $("input[name='sMessageValue']","#messageTable") Now I have this element and got its value I would like to find a checkbox located in the same TR, i tried this as starting point : $(this).(':parent').val(). But seems not the right thing to do.
When I debug on IIS, I get the error now "Unable to start debugging on the web server. Check for one of the following <three steps about the version of the framework> Please see the VS.NET debugger documentation ..." I get the same message when using Cassini "Unable to attach to application WebDev.WebServer.exe using <machine name>" with the same steps.
My LINQ to SQL designer has also failed - showing up as a package error. Is this symptoms of anything? It all started recently. I even try to repair VS and it doesn't fix anything. I ahve VS 2008 SP 1 with some of the other add-ons installed. It all worked flawlessly until I downloaded a windows update the other day, and everything started to fail.
I have used Visual Web Developer (versions up to 2010) with no problems for several years. Starting last week I am no longer able to run or debug any ASP.Net application locally. I am running Windows XP, IIS 5.1, IE8, Visual Web Developer 2005, targetting .Net 2.0. I am not able to Start Debugging or Start Without Debugging for any project. When I attempt to Start Debugging, IE browses to [URL] instead of to the project I am attempting to run. When I Start Without Debugging, IE opens to about:blank and then when I close that window another IE window opens to [URL]
Maybe irrelevant, but I had the same problem with IE7 and VWD 2010 (versus IE8, VWD 2005). IIS is set to .Net version 2.0. I have the same problem whether I add a virtual directory to my project in IIS or not.
I'm getting a different error while trying to run windows service. Actually I'm trying to execute one exe file in windows while starting the service I'm getting the fallowing error The service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stopped automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the performance logs and alerts service.
I am getting an error "Unable to start debugging on the web server..." while running as web application in VS2005. But the error seems only for this application. I created a test application, both in VS2005 and VS2008, and found no issues in running these applications.
I used to have nice development environment at XP for .Net web application development. I have now installed Windows 7 and going to take it as my new machine. I already installed VS2005 and I'm able to build a project. IIS is working fine and I'm able to open the web application in the web browser. Windows firewall is Off.When I click Start Debuggin on Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7 I get following error:Unable to start debugging on the web server. Unable to connect to the web server. Verify that the web server is running and that incoming HTTP requests are not blocked by a firewall. What could be wrong? Something to configure in the IIS?
Unable to start debugging on the web server. The IIS worker process for the launched URL is not currently running.I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, VS 2008 sp1.When I first try to debug I get the error msg above. I wait a few minutes (presumably some service is starting) and debugging will start but no breakpoints are recognized.Some of the things I've tried:Changing the binding of my site from a static IP to "*".
Enabled windows authentication.made sure localhost = 127.0.0.1 in the hosts file.The website was built under windows xp and whatever version of IIS ships with xp. My web config has no errors that I know of but might be missing something required for iis 7 (??)
I have recently come across a problem that hopefully someone may be able to help me with. I have checked the FAQs regarding Logins but am unable to find my problem. Basically I have been working on a simple web application using C# on VS2008. The application contains a private folder which contains web forms that can only be accessed after logging in as admin. When I run this application through Visual Studios it works fine and I am able to login and view the private database pages.
I'm trying to run the performance wizard on an ASP.Net website. However, whenever I try to start it I get the following error.
"The website contains unexpected information or you do not have permission to access the metabase. You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to access the IIS matabase. Therefore, you cannot create or open a local IIS website. If you have Read, Write, and Modify Permissions for the folder where the files are located, you can create a file system website that points to the folder in order to proceed"
I am an Administrator on my machine. Tried googling but came up with nothing. Anyone run it before and know how to deal with it?
I am finding it near impossible to format a word document into visual studios, is it just me? For example i have a page with loads of bullet point on and im not sure how to show these without it looking rubbish and putting it into a table..
I recently found out that you can only do full text indexing with the advanced series of SQL Express and I managed to download and install it on my machine. My question is how do I integrate it with Visual studios 2010 so that I can do the full text indexing ?
When I installed SQL Express with advanced series 2008, it created an instance of SQL Server management studio so im wondering if I have to do it there and then move the database into my project or if I can do the full text indexing from inside my project
I tried to copy a website, selected iis, and it said i have to have admin rights.I am using windows 7 and Visual web develpoer 2008 express.When i open it as Admin an error box comes up and says "The Application Cannot Start", then shuts the program down.
I have created a website using local IIs. but when i try to run my application it gives me following error. unable to start debugging on web server. the web server is not configured properly. running web page outside debugger may provide furthur info
Got a debugging issue with Visual Studio 2005 on a Windows Server 2003 system.
I have an ASP.Net app; I hit F5 and get:
Unable to start debugging on the web server. The web server is not configured correctly.
I've done all sorts of research on this, and found that other people had the same problem, but with different environments, and so I thought I'd post this question in case someone else has had this problem and found a solution.
This is a frequent problem, but in some cases, the problem goes away, except not today.
I get this error when I hit F5 in VS 2008. I have checked that Windows authentication is enabled on the site and it is. I can mannully attach the debugger to the IIS process and it works. What could be wrong? I have tried alot of things without success.
I'm trying to debug my web application on my localhost machine in Visual Studio 2010 and I keep getting this error: "unable to start debugging on web server. The Microsoft Visual Studio remote debugging monitor(MSVSMON.exe) does not appear to be running on the remote computer."
Is there a way I can turn this off as I'm not trying to make any attempts debugging remotely.
I have a gridview that shows when something is check out. I would like to only show results from todays date and forward. I have done this in Expression Web but when I tried to use the same code in Visual Studios it doesn't work.
I am getting this error, without any further details, when attempting to debug my ASP.Net project in VS2010. There are other developers using the same tools and code who are not having this problem therefore I know the problem is not in the web.config file. I have found several suggestions when googling the issue and tried them all to no avail. I uninstalled and re-installed VS2010 along with the .Net 4 framework. I made sure Anonymous as well as Windows authentication is enabled in IIS. I uninstalled and reinstalled IIS. I am at a loss. I can attach to the process and debug the ASP.Net code that way, but what I really need to be working on is a Silverlight app that is called from the ASP.Net and the breakpoints don't work in Silverlight when I attach to the process manually.
I have a VS2010 project that I want to move back and forth between an x86 and an x64 machine. On the x86 machine, several assemblies are located in Program Files, and the path of the assemblies are shown as c:Program Files...... When I move this project to the x64 machine, the same assemblies are located in C:Program Files (x86).... Is there a way that I can confugure VS2010 so I don't have to manually change the path when I move the project from one machine to another?
I have read all kinds of blogs and posts on your site and I may have missed a solution and if I have I apologize. But here is my problem.I have been trying to upgrade my existing VS 2005 Web Site to a Web Application (that comes with SP1). I followed Scott's migration tutorial [ http://webproject.scottgu.com/CSharp/Migration2/Migration2.aspx ] but I have many problems regarding UserControls. All my user controls report the same error. "Element 'UserControl' is not a known element. This can occur if there is a compilation error in the Web site."
This may or may not be related to all server controls and user controls that are inside an AJAX UpdatePanel report a compile error: "The name 'ControlName' does not exist in the current context"
suddenly, with my Visual Studio 2008 I can no longer debugging my web applications (ASP.NET 3.5). I obtain this error: Unable to start debugging on the web server. Click Help for more information. Auto-attach to process  w3wp.exe' on machine 'DELL' failed. The weird thing is that I haven't done special changes to my IIS.
I just purchased SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition. I installed it today and have been trying to connect to it from Visual Studios 2005. Unfortunately, everytime I try, I get the following error message.
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 25 - Connection string is not valid)
I have installed the service pack 1 that is needed in VS 2005 to access SQL Server 2008 and yet I am still getting this message. I know this does not have anything to do with code or the set up of the database because I am dealing with an application that successfully worked with the SQL Server 2005 Express.
I simply took the database it was working with in SQL Server 2005 Express and attach it to the SQL Server 2008 Server and made the appropriate changes to my connectionstring in the web.config file. I also ran successful test queries in SQL Server 2008 Management Studios to make sure the database was working properly. Finally I made sure that TCP/IP was enable in SQL Server Configuration Manager and that the 1433 port was open on the firewall.
I am running Visual Studio 2010 (as Admin), IIS 7 on Windows 7 x64. I am able to run the ASP.NET web site in IIS 7 without debugging just fine, but when I press F5 to debug it, I get: Unable to start debugging on the web server. Could not start ASP.NET debugging. More information may be available by starting the project without debugging. Unfortunately the help link is not helping me much and leads down a heck of a large tree of things. I checked the following:
Security requirements — I don't recall having to do anything special before. The worker process in IIS7 is w3wp.exe. It says that if it's running as ASPNET or NETWORK SERVICE I must have Administrator privileges to debug it. How do I find out if I need to change something here? Web site Property Pages > Start Options > Debuggers > ASP.NET is checked. Use custom server is set to the URL of the site (which works fine without debugging). Debugging is enabled in web.config. Application is using ASP.NET 3.5 (I want to move to 4.0 eventually but I have some migration to deal with). Application pool: Classing .NET AppPool (also tried DefaultAppPool). Surely it shouldn't be that hard to install IIS, VS, create a web site, and start testing it?
I am building a website and recently I had to format my re-install everything on my lappy..before that the site was working very good locally..but after re-installing VS2008 I don't know why I keep getting this error
XML Parsing Error: no element found Location: [URL] Line Number 1, Column 1:
I searched online..and found out that the reason might be some unclosed HTML tag but I checked and made sure that all the tags are properly closed..I also added Response.ContentType = "text/HTML"into .cs files in Pge_Load method..but I am still getting that error..I have one master page and two pages rendered using it..I dont understand how come the same program works once and after re-installing VS it doesn't work I dont know if this will help or not but master page starts with these 3 lines