c# 'system.net.http.formatting' - Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Http 4.0.0 after update from 2012 to 2013




version=4.0.0.0 5.2 (23)

I did the upgrade according to. http://www.asp.net/mvc/tutorials/mvc-5/how-to-upgrade-an-aspnet-mvc-4-and-web-api-project-to-aspnet-mvc-5-and-web-api-2

I get the error. Does any one else got this error?

Server Error in '/' Application.

Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

Source Error:

Line 48: Line 49: Line 50: } Line 51: Line 52: protected void Application_BeginRequest(object sender, EventArgs e)

Source File: d:\SM\7.4Test\WebAPIServerV2\ThirdPartyWebAPI\Global.asax.cs Line: 50

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' could not be loaded.

=== Pre-bind state information === LOG: DisplayName = System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35 (Fully-specified) LOG: Appbase = file:///D:/SM/7.4Test/WebAPIServerV2/ThirdPartyWebAPI/ LOG: Initial PrivatePath = D:\SM\7.4Test\WebAPIServerV2\ThirdPartyWebAPI\bin Calling assembly : ThirdPartyWebAPI, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null. === LOG: This bind starts in default load context. LOG: Using application configuration file: D:\SM\7.4Test\WebAPIServerV2\ThirdPartyWebAPI\web.config LOG: Using host configuration file: C:\Users\michalc\Documents\IISExpress\config\aspnet.config LOG: Using machine configuration file from C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\config\machine.config. LOG: Post-policy reference: System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35 LOG: Attempting download of new URL file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/Temporary ASP.NET Files/root/9184b2ea/c6d4b139/System.Web.Http.DLL. LOG: Attempting download of new URL file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/Temporary ASP.NET Files/root/9184b2ea/c6d4b139/System.Web.Http/System.Web.Http.DLL. LOG: Attempting download of new URL file:///D:/SM/7.4Test/WebAPIServerV2/ThirdPartyWebAPI/bin/System.Web.Http.DLL. WRN: Comparing the assembly name resulted in the mismatch: Major Version ERR: Failed to complete setup of assembly (hr = 0x80131040). Probing terminated.

Stack Trace:

[FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)] ThirdPartyWebAPI.WebApiApplication.Application_Start() in d:\SM\7.4Test\WebAPIServerV2\ThirdPartyWebAPI\Global.asax.cs:50

[HttpException (0x80004005): Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)]
System.Web.HttpApplicationFactory.EnsureAppStartCalledForIntegratedMode(HttpContext context, HttpApplication app) +9935033
System.Web.HttpApplication.RegisterEventSubscriptionsWithIIS(IntPtr appContext, HttpContext context, MethodInfo[] handlers) +118
System.Web.HttpApplication.InitSpecial(HttpApplicationState state, MethodInfo[] handlers, IntPtr appContext, HttpContext context) +172
System.Web.HttpApplicationFactory.GetSpecialApplicationInstance(IntPtr appContext, HttpContext context) +336
System.Web.Hosting.PipelineRuntime.InitializeApplication(IntPtr appContext) +296

[HttpException (0x80004005): Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Http, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)]
System.Web.HttpRuntime.FirstRequestInit(HttpContext context) +9913572 System.Web.HttpRuntime.EnsureFirstRequestInit(HttpContext context) +101 System.Web.HttpRuntime.ProcessRequestNotificationPrivate(IIS7WorkerRequest wr, HttpContext context) +254


Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.18408


Answers

YES!!!

Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.WebApi -Version 5.0.0

It works fine in my case....thnkz


I could solve similar problem with System.Net.HTTP by adding assembly reference in app.config of main application.

  <runtime>
    <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Net.Http" publicKeyToken="b03f5f7f11d50a3a" culture="neutral" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-4.1.1.1" newVersion="4.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly></runtime>

Just an obvious but possible helpful hint....remember to check that the new version you specify in your webconfig assembly binding is the same version that you reference in your project references. (ie as I write this...this would be 5.1.0.0 if you have recently done a NUGet on System.Web.Http


<dependentAssembly>
    <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Http" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
    <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-5.0.0.0" newVersion="5.0.0.0" />
</dependentAssembly>
<dependentAssembly>
    <assemblyIdentity name="System.Net.Http.Formatting" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
    <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-5.0.0.0" newVersion="5.0.0.0" />
</dependentAssembly>

Change the Specfic version flag from true to false for the dll in the reference


I had same problem and reinstalling package doesn't work.

My application runs in LocalIIS(not IIS EXPRESS). I enable Assembly Load Trace and find out it want load System.Web.Http load from below temp catche. so remove all catch folders in it.

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files[my application]


I fixed this by reinstalling the NuGet package, which corrects broken dependencies. From the package manager, run:

Update-Package Microsoft.AspNet.WebApi -reinstall

Or you could do this from NuGet Package Manager Console

 Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.WebApi -Version 5.0.0

And then you will be able to add the reference to System.Web.Http.WebHost 5.0


When I installed Web Api 2.2 help this error started. I added this to the web.config and it solved my problem.

  <dependentAssembly>
    <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Http" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
    <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-5.2.2.0" newVersion="5.2.2.0" />
  </dependentAssembly>

As others have said just reinstall the MVC package to your web project using nuget, but be sure to add the MVC package to any projects depending on the web project, such as unit tests. If you build each included project individually, you will see witch ones require the update.


Me did not nothing, just copied development Bin folder DLLs to online deployed Bin folder and it worked fine for me.


For me it was only crashing with this error on a production environment, not on local machine; what solved it was to delete the content of /bin folder and then to regenerate it again.


I solved this problem by reverting the changes that nuget had made to my web.config after running nuget. Revert the changes to a previous working version.

  <dependentAssembly>
    <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Mvc" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
    <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-5.2.2.0" newVersion="5.2.2.0" />
  </dependentAssembly>

This might help someone.

I decided to go with MVC4 app.

run project, worked

Then Installed few packages like,
Microsoft ASP.NET WEB API 2.2 (4 packages)
Microsoft ASP.NET WEB API 2.2 Help Page
Microsoft ASP.NET WEB API 2.2 OWIN

run project, same error as mentioned in question

Solution:

In web.config

 <dependentAssembly>
      <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Http" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
      <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-5.0.0.0" newVersion="5.2.3.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Net.Http.Formatting" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="0.0.0.0-5.0.0.0" newVersion="5.2.3.0" />
 </dependentAssembly>


Problem Solved


but then, some hotfix error found, To resolve it, go to VIEW folder of your MVC4 project, find second web.config file and changed version from 2.0.0.0 to 3.0.0.0 as shown below.


<configSections>
    <sectionGroup name="system.web.webPages.razor" type="System.Web.WebPages.Razor.Configuration.RazorWebSectionGroup, System.Web.WebPages.Razor, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35">
      <section name="host" type="System.Web.WebPages.Razor.Configuration.HostSection, System.Web.WebPages.Razor, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35" requirePermission="false" />
      <section name="pages" type="System.Web.WebPages.Razor.Configuration.RazorPagesSection, System.Web.WebPages.Razor, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35" requirePermission="false" />
    </sectionGroup>
  </configSections>


I had this from a WCF service. For me (as the issue was displaying in local dev), I simply had to delete the contents of the bin folder under the solution. The the rebuild work fine once again.


What solved the problem for me was re-installing the Microsoft ASP.NET Web API 2.2 Help Page and Microsoft ASP.NET Web API 2.2 OWIN packages. I re-installed both at the same time, but I think it was the former that fixed the issue.

I tried the first few of the solutions offered here but that didn't help, then I compared my dependencies with the ones in a project that worked (from a course on Pluralsight) and the two dependencies above were a lower version (5.0.0) so I updated them to 5.2.3 and it started working.


I found the solution ! Delete folder named package in project directory and then rebuild to run it.


I simply set Copy Local = true on the missing assembly and that worked. This of course happens by right clicking on the missing reference (which is stated in the error message) and selecting properties; as below:

This should then solve one problem as there might be more than one assembly causing the issue - what I did is I selected all assemblies and right click on them; selected properties; and set them all to Copy Local = true; and then republish.


The proper solution to resolve this issue is by following the steps

. Update Visual studio if you have older version to 15.5.4 (Optional)

  1. Remove all binding redirects from web.config

  2. Add this to the csproj file:

 <PropertyGroup>
  <AutoGenerateBindingRedirects>true</AutoGenerateBindingRedirects>
  <GenerateBindingRedirectsOutputType>true</GenerateBindingRedirectsOutputType>
</PropertyGroup>
  1. Build.

  2. In the bin folder, there should be a (WebAppName).dll.config file.

  3. It should have redirects in it. Copy these to the web.config

  4. Remove the above snipped from the csproj file again

  5. It should work

Detailed Blog


I got this issue when deploying to Azure using the Publish feature. Remember to clear files at destination.

Publish Settings -> File Publish Options drop down -> Check Remove additional files at destination

This solved my issue, in case people have to hunt around for this like I did. Everything was the same version in my project/solution, just not at the destination I was deploying to.


 Installing NuGet package ASP.NET.MVC solved the issue for me. 
 To install package.
 - Right click on project 
 - Select "Manage NuGet Packages"
 - Select Online->Nuget.org from left menu
 - select "Microsoft ASP.NET MVC"
 - Click Install

 If you have already installed package earlier, please update the package by selecting Updates from left menu and then selecting "Microsoft ASP.NET" and click Update.


If you use several projects on a solution, and call method in one project to another project, make sure that all projects (called project and caller project) use the unique 'System.Net.Http' version.


`HTMLWorker' has been deprecated in favor of XMLWorker. Here is a working example tested with a snippet of HTML like you used above:

StringReader html = new StringReader(@"
<div style='font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;'>
Mouser Electronics <br />Authorized Distributor</div><br /> <br />
<div style='font-size: 14pt;'>Click to View Pricing, Inventory, Delivery & Lifecycle Information:
</div>
<br />
<div>
<table>
<tr><td></td><td>
<a href='http://www.mouser.com/access/?pn=78211-009' 
style='color: Blue; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;'>78211-009</a></td></tr>
</table></div>    
");      
using (Document document = new Document()) {
  PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.GetInstance(document, STREAM);
  document.Open();
  XMLWorkerHelper.GetInstance().ParseXHtml(
    writer, document, html
  );
}

When using XMLWorker you need to use well-formed HTML - it's an XML parser, after all. The sample HTML from your question above doesn't have closing <a> or <br> tags. A HTML parser like HtmlAgilityPack will fix those problems, and turn this:

<div><img src='a.gif'><br><hr></div>

into this:

<div><img src='a.gif' /><br /><hr /></div>

with only a few lines of code:

var hDocument = new HtmlDocument()
{
    OptionWriteEmptyNodes = true,
    OptionAutoCloseOnEnd = true
};
hDocument.LoadHtml("<div><img src='a.gif'><br><hr></div>");
var closedTags  = hDocument.DocumentNode.WriteTo();

XMLWorker is available as a nuget package, or as a separate download at sourceforge.

See here for more advanced usage of XMLWorker.





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