Tuesday, 12 October 2010

CKSDev tool issue - The custom tool SPMetalGenerator failed

Problem: When adding a SPMetal Definition (CKSDev) item in visual studio, the SPMetal proxy generation fails with the error message: The custom tool 'SPMetalGenerator' failed.  Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Hypothesis: CKSDev item template is failing, next I tried SPMetal from the command line and received the "Invalid File Name" error.  I had previously fixed this issue and here is the link.

I check the issue using the browser:

Resolution: Delete the list showing the Invalid file name error.  I could not do it from the UI so I used PowerShell.

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