R – WebDev.WebServer.EXE Crashes After VS 2008 SP1 Install


Since, for various reasons, I can't use IIS for an ASP.NET website I'm developing, I run Cassini from the command line to test the site. However, after installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1, I get a System.Net.Sockets.SocketException when I try to start up the web server. Is anyone else having this problem, and if so, how did you fix it?

Best Solution

  • Is there anything in the Application section of the event log?
  • Have you tried using a different port?
  • Per this thread, try:

    Unbind from Visual Source safe, delete the web project from the solution, rename the folder where the website is stored and then re add to the solution as an existing web site and then bind to source safe again.

There may be some incorrect info in your .suo or .sln file. You can safely rename the former, as it is user-specific (solution user options); the latter (the solution itself) would be a bit more of a hassle to recreate.