Annoying Service (B4F97281-0DBD-4835-9ED8-7DFB966E87FF) in Visual Studio 2005 project files



Your projects in Visual Studio 2005 are behaving strangely, sometimes not building with funny errors, and tend to marked as modified in your source control

When trying to isolate the problem:

you diff your *proj file against a previous version and find this entry:

<Service Include=”{B4F97281-0DBD-4835-9ED8-7DFB966E87FF}” />

Why is it happening?

You probably have installed VS 2005 SDK, with the DSL tools.

It has a bug in the Text Templating service.

Should have been fixed in VS SDK RTM 4.0, but it hadn’t (apparently, as it happened on my machine after installing RTM 4.0)

I saw a promise that the on Orcas SDK it’s fixed. I guess that mean that in VS 2005 SDK it won’t get fixed.

How to solve (dirty - but working):

using your favorite registry editor, locateHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Packages{a9696de6-e209-414d-bbec-a0506fb0e924} andHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0Exp\Packages{a9696de6-e209-414d-bbec-a0506fb0e924}remove (or rename) them, and the Text Templating service won’t start, and your *proj files would stay intact.


If you do need the Text Templating service, then I can’t help ya.

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