TypeLoadException was undhandled, please help!

Posted on 2007-07-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-07
hi expert

i have a DLL, a .NET Wrapper

i downloaded here : http://midimick.com/magicknet/magickDoc.html

when i added the dll in the reference of my project, no problem
when i launch the application (winform) : no problem

now i add just ONE LINE that are using the DLL, the project cannot be launched :

=> unable to launch assembly...
=> typeloadException was undhandled

can somebody help me?

Question by:Dnx_7
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Expert Comment

ID: 19610303
Probably throwing an exception in the static constructor for the type you referenced. Try adding a try/catch in the static constructor code, and log the exception, or put a breakpoint in the static constructor code and step through it in the debugger.

Author Comment

ID: 19662142
you meant in the "NEW" constructor of the form?

if yes, then the initialize component doesn't throw exception but just after the "new" constructor, the exception is thrown...


Accepted Solution

multithreading earned 2000 total points
ID: 19663322
No, I really meant the class level initialization, not the object constructor; something like this:

static MyOtherClassThatThrowsAnException trouble = new MyOtherClassThatThrowsAnException();
// or this
static int uninitialized[];
static MyClass()
     uninitialized[0] = 1;

would cause this trouble.

But, for your specific case I see that you didn't write the DLL you are referencing, and perhaps you don't have BOTH DLLs required for what you are tring to do. There is a .Net DLL which is an intermediate layer for working the C DLL you are trying to use. It could be that the .Net DLL is having trouble (in it's static initialization) hooking up with the magic DLL. Make sure both DLLs are where they are supposed to be.

Expert Comment

ID: 19826572
The source of the exception was identified in the answers.

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