Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Could not load the Web.config configuration file when debugging in SharePoint

Problem: I can't debug my SharePoint projects using Visual Studio 2010 (VS).  I get the error "Could not load the Web.config configuration file.  Check the file for any malformed XML elements, and try again.  The following error occurred: Cannot connect to the SharePoint site.  If you moved this project to a new computer or if the Url of the SharePoint site has chnaged since you created the project, update the Site Url property of the project." in VS when I try debug.



Initial Hypothesis: I recenctly renamed all my VS projects in my VS solution.  The error tells me to check the "Site Url" on each of my projects.  I missed the project that was set as my start up project.

Resolution: Set the "Site Url" property in VS on the projects.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post! this solved my problem! :)
greetings,

Flo

Juan Marcelo Espinosa Suarez said...

Hi, thanks for the info. I have a question: Is there a way to debug the same web application by two concurrent developers using 2 WFE's (1 server for each programmer) ?

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