Failed to Create a Designer after Upgrade
|Product||Progress® Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX|
If you are using a version prior to R1 2018 and upgrade to R1 2018 or later and the automated upgrade wizard, you may get errors similar to the following:
As of R1 2018, the
Telerik.Web.Design.dll assembly is no longer added by the automated
.msi installer to the GAC. Therefore, if you are using a prior version, your project may not have the reference added explicitly to the
Bin even though it used to work by finding the assembly in the GAC.
To solve this issue:
Telerik.Web.Design.dllfile with the correct version (for example, from the installation folder) to the
~/binfolder of the project and add a reference to it in Visual Studio. If you reference the Telerik assemblies from another folder, make sure the
Telerik.Web.Design.dllfile is present there and is referenced in the Visual Studio project.
You can also download the hotfix archive from the Telerik AJAX website that contains all necessary assemblies so you can easily copy the
Telerik.Web.Design.dllassembly to your target location.
Note that while the issue is already fixed in version 2018.1.215.2 of Telerik ASP.NET AJAX VS Extensions, the
Telerik.Web.Design.dllassembly is not added to the
Binfolder of a newly created Telerik AJAX website or application.
Download and install the assembly.
Restart your Visual Studio to upgrade to the latest version of the Telerik ASP.NET AJAX VS Extensions.
Note that the
Telerik.Web.Design.dll cannot be added to the
Bin folder when dragging and dropping a Telerik ASP.NET control from the Toolbox of Visual Studio. In this case, only the
Telerik.Web.UI.dll is copied to the
Bin folder and you will need to manually copy the
Telerik.Web.Design.dll to the
Bin folder and, then, reference it.