NodeXL is not working on Vista and XP: SOS!!!

Jun 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Hi, I've recently installed NodeXL on Excel 2007 under Vista and XP but is NOT working.

- What's happening: (i) Setup completed succesfully, without any problem. No alert message. (ii) NodeXL appears in Windows Start Menu, both on XP and Vista. (iii) NodeXL Excel template is not shown on Excel Loaded Templates (default templates) or My Templates. (iv) When NodeXL Template is loaded, using Windows Start Menu,  THERE IS NO NodeXL RIBBON/TAB, no controls in Excel Graph Window and  the following error report is generated (see it on *** Error Report *** section).

- My environment. Both computers are mine and I'm the Administrator. (i) .NET Framework is 3.5 SP1. (ii) VSTO Runtime is 3.0. Both .NET and VSTO were updated before installing NodeXL.

Windows Vista and XP are configured in Spanish and NodeXL paths are: "C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft NodeXL Excel Template\..."; "C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Research\Microsoft NodeXL Excel Template". Excel templates are located by default at "C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Office\Templates\3082". I copied the file "NodeXLGraph.xltx" there, but Excel didn't recognize the template.

- Please see snapshots of this problem at:

http://picasaweb.google.com/larry.lugo.u/NodeXL#5480774629880898978

http://picasaweb.google.com/larry.lugo.u/NodeXL#5480774629429603122

http://picasaweb.google.com/larry.lugo.u/NodeXL#5480774631183788178

- I've tried: (i) Update .NET and VSTO Runtime for Office. (ii) Uninstall and re-install NodeXL several times, rebooting or not. (ii) Unistall NodeXL, copy template "NodeXLGraph.xltx" on my Desktop and ran Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.vsto by myself as user "Larry", from default path begining with "C:\Archivos de programa\...", and from "C:\Program files\...". To do the latter, I copied the whole NodeXL folders to a new path begining with "C:\Program files\..." before running "Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.vsto". All of this without success.

Please help me ASAP and thank you so much in advance.

************** Error Report   **************

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentException: The property 'LabelUserSettings' could not be created from it's default value. Error message: Text "Microsoft Sans Serif, 8.25pt" cannot be parsed. The expected text format is "name, size[units[, style=style1[, style2, ...]]]".
   at System.Configuration.SettingsPropertyValue.Deserialize()
   at System.Configuration.SettingsPropertyValue.get_PropertyValue()
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertyValueByName(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.GetPropertyValue(String propertyName)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.get_Item(String propertyName)
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.GeneralUserSettings.get_LabelUserSettings()
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.GeneralUserSettings.TransferToGraphDrawer(GraphDrawer graphDrawer)
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.GeneralUserSettings.TransferToNodeXLControl(NodeXLControl nodeXLControl)
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.GeneralUserSettings.TransferToNodeXLWithAxesControl(NodeXLWithAxesControl nodeXLWithAxesControl)
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.TaskPane.ApplyGeneralUserSettings(GeneralUserSettings oGeneralUserSettings)
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.TaskPane..ctor(ThisWorkbook thisWorkbook, Ribbon ribbon)
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.ThisWorkbook.set_GraphVisibility(Boolean value)
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.ThisWorkbook.ThisWorkbook_Startup(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Workbook.OnStartup()
   at Microsoft.NodeXL.ExcelTemplate.ThisWorkbook.FinishInitialization()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.EntryPointComponentBase.Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.IEntryPoint.FinishInitialization()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.AddInAdapter.ExecutePhase(ExecutionPhases executionPhases)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.AddInAdapter.CompleteInitialization()
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Internal.OfficeAddInAdapterBase.ExecuteEntryPointsHelper()


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Jun 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM
Edited Jun 9, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Larry:

Thank you for all the details you provided.  It looks like a language bug.  NodeXL uses a default font name that apparently is not valid on Spanish-language computers.  I will investigate and get back to you.

-- Tony

Jun 9, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Larry:

This problem is fixed in version 1.0.1.126 of NodeXL.  Thank you for reporting it.

-- Tony

Jun 10, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Amazing! Yes, you are right. NodeXL is runing perfectly on XP. I'll try it on Vista later, but I'm sure there will be no problem.

Thank you for your fast and effective response solving the problem. We'll use NodeXL as part of a basic course (free of charge) on SNA during CLED 2010 (http://cled.org.ve) on July. CLED arised from Spanish and means Free Knowledge and Education. Best regards.