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BOOK: Professional Microsoft Robotics Studio ISBN: 978-0-470-14107-6
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Old February 16th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Default ProMRDS 'Welcome' Issue with MRDS2008 R2


I'm fairly familiar with Visual C#, but I've never dealt with DSS or MRDS. I got the book (like it so far) and tried to run the examples. I got the "ProMRDS Samples in ZIP Format" file, extracted it to the MRDS folder, and ran setup.cmd in the DSS Command Prompt.

If I do the dsshost -p:50000 -t:50001 and look with a browser, it has the same number of items in the list (as shown on page 22), but the Constructor line does not have a sub-folder.


If I click on Constructor, I see the following:


If I click on Constructor on the Service Directory page, I see:


The reason I post all that about the constructor is because when I type 'welcome' in a DSS Command Prompt, I get the following errors:


In case you can't see the screen shot linked above:

***  Error creating service. Service type:http://schemas.tempuri.org/2008/02/firstservice/firstservice.html [02/16/2010 10:38:23][http://brazo-i:50000/constructor]
*** Service creation failure...
So I'm guessing it's a problem related somehow to the constructor. I'm running on a WinXP laptop that's been running Visual Studio 2008 Std for many months. Any ideas?
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Default Did you build the samples?

"Welcome" just runs DssHost with a manifest that launches the first sample program. If you have not compiled all the samples then you will get the error message in your post. (Have a look in the bin folder for welcome.cmd. That is the script that runs DssHost.)

After running setup.cmd, you also need to run buildall.cmd. Unfortunately, due to the complicated dependencies, you might find that you still have to load some projects in Visual Studio and manually compile them.

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I typed buildall.cmd and watched the text roll by for about two-and-a-half minutes. It looked like about half built successfully and half failed (couldn't scroll back all the way). I then typed 'welcome', and it worked!

I can go in, debug, and build the ones that failed with VS2008. I'm learning this DSS stuff (slowly).

Thank you very much for the help,

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