Error message on First Launch of NodeXL

Aug 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM

We just rolled out a new desktop.  We are running Windows XP (I know, right?) with Office 2007.  Anyhow, we have been seeing the following errors when opening NodeXL with since using versions .203 and .219.

Any ideas?

Microsoft Office Customization Installer - There was an error during installation

Details below.

Name: Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate
From: file:///C:/Program Files//Microsoft Research/Microsoft NodeXL Excel Template/Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.vsto

Customized functionality in this program will not work because one or more of the files for the following customization cannot be found: Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate. Uninstall the customization from the Add or Remove Programs dialog box in Control Panel, and then install the customization from the following location: file:///C:/Program Files//Microsoft Research/Microsoft NodeXL Excel Template/Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.vsto.

************** Exception Text **************
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment.OfflineAddInFailedException: Customized functionality in this program will not work because one or more of the files for the following customization cannot be found: Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate. Uninstall the customization from the Add or Remove Programs dialog box in Control Panel, and then install the customization from the following location: file:///C:/Program Files//Microsoft Research/Microsoft NodeXL Excel Template/Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.vsto. ---> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)
   at System.Deployment.Internal.Isolation.IsolationInterop.CreateActContext(CreateActContextParameters& Params)
   at System.Deployment.Internal.Isolation.IsolationInterop.CreateActContext(IDefinitionAppId AppId)
   at System.ActivationContext.CreateFromName(ApplicationIdentity applicationIdentity)
   at System.ActivationContext.CreatePartialActivationContext(ApplicationIdentity identity)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment.ClickOnceAddInDeploymentManager.HandleOffline(IClickOnceAddInInstaller addInInstaller, String applicationIdentity, Uri deploymentManifestUri, String productName)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment.ClickOnceAddInDeploymentManager.HandleOffline(IClickOnceAddInInstaller addInInstaller, String applicationIdentity, Uri deploymentManifestUri, String productName)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment.ClickOnceAddInDeploymentManager.GetManifests(TimeSpan timeout)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment.ClickOnceAddInDeploymentManager.InstallAddIn()

Aug 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Nothing wrong with Windows XP.  And NodeXL should run fine on it.

One thing I don't understand here is that the error message mentions a NodeXL program folder that hasn't been used since version 179, "Program Files//Microsoft Research/Microsoft NodeXL Excel Template".  You said this was a new desktop, and that the first version you installed was 203.  Do you have any idea how this new desktop could know anything about a much older version of NodeXL?  That might shed some light on this.

Do you get this message when you open a new NodeXL workbook, or when you open a workbook that was created on another computer?

-- Tony