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Magick.net implementation on AnyCPU project 64 bit machine

Sep 3, 2014 at 7:42 AM
Edited Sep 4, 2014 at 5:34 AM
I am using the Magick.net library in an mvc3 web application and these are steps i did
1.My project is targetting AnyCPU and my machine is 64 bit
  1. Add reference of Magick.NET-x64.dll to the project.
    3.Installed Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
  2. Installed Ghostscript 9.14 for Windows (64 bit) on machine
    Project is rebuilded successfully[and dlls are in bin folder also] , but while running i am getting the below set of exceptions , Most issues discussed in other conversations but all solutions are pointing on a single thing
  3. install VC++ proper version and application target / [ i set both these as explained before ]. Still no luck , Anyone can help to find it out?
Could not load file or assembly 'Magick.NET-x64' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly 'Magick.NET-x64' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'Magick.NET-x64' could not be loaded.


=== Pre-bind state information ===
LOG: DisplayName = Magick.NET-x64
(Partial)
WRN: Partial binding information was supplied for an assembly:
WRN: Assembly Name: Magick.NET-x64 | Domain ID: 6
WRN: A partial bind occurs when only part of the assembly display name is provided.
WRN: This might result in the binder loading an incorrect assembly.
WRN: It is recommended to provide a fully specified textual identity for the assembly,
WRN: that consists of the simple name, version, culture, and public key token.
WRN: See whitepaper http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=109270 for more information and common solutions to this issue.
LOG: Appbase = file:///C:/Fagbokforlaget/SourceCodes/fbf_internal/picsilo/Source/ImageTagger/
LOG: Initial PrivatePath = C:\Fagbokforlaget\SourceCodes\fbf_internal\picsilo\Source\ImageTagger\bin

Calling assembly : (Unknown).

LOG: This bind starts in default load context.
LOG: Using application configuration file: C:\Fagbokforlaget\SourceCodes\fbf_internal\picsilo\Source\ImageTagger\web.config
LOG: Using host configuration file:
LOG: Using machine configuration file from C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\config\machine.config.
LOG: Policy not being applied to reference at this time (private, custom, partial, or location-based assembly bind).
LOG: Attempting download of new URL file:///C:/Users/jibinmathew/AppData/Local/Temp/Temporary ASP.NET Files/root/a5b5e44f/dc1c4c69/Magick.NET-x64.DLL.
LOG: Attempting download of new URL file:///C:/Users/jibinmathew/AppData/Local/Temp/Temporary ASP.NET Files/root/a5b5e44f/dc1c4c69/Magick.NET-x64/Magick.NET-x64.DLL.
LOG: Attempting download of new URL file:///C:/Fagbokforlaget/SourceCodes/fbf_internal/picsilo/Source/ImageTagger/bin/Magick.NET-x64.DLL.
ERR: Failed to complete setup of assembly (hr = 0x8007000b). Probing terminated.

Stack Trace:


[BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly 'Magick.NET-x64' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.]
System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, RuntimeAssembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, IntPtr pPrivHostBinder, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection, Boolean suppressSecurityChecks) +0
System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, RuntimeAssembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, IntPtr pPrivHostBinder, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection, Boolean suppressSecurityChecks) +34
System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly.InternalLoadAssemblyName(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, RuntimeAssembly reqAssembly, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, IntPtr pPrivHostBinder, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection, Boolean suppressSecurityChecks) +152
System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly.InternalLoad(String assemblyString, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, IntPtr pPrivHostBinder, Boolean forIntrospection) +77
System.Reflection.RuntimeAssembly.InternalLoad(String assemblyString, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection) +16
System.Reflection.Assembly.Load(String assemblyString) +28
System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAssemblyHelper(String assemblyName, Boolean starDirective) +38

[ConfigurationErrorsException: Could not load file or assembly 'Magick.NET-x64' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.]
System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAssemblyHelper(String assemblyName, Boolean starDirective) +736
System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAllAssembliesFromAppDomainBinDirectory() +217
System.Web.Configuration.CompilationSection.LoadAssembly(AssemblyInfo ai) +130
System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetReferencedAssemblies(CompilationSection compConfig) +170
System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetPreStartInitMethodsFromReferencedAssemblies() +91
System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.CallPreStartInitMethods(String preStartInitListPath, Boolean& isRefAssemblyLoaded) +284
System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.ExecutePreAppStart() +153
System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.Initialize(ApplicationManager appManager, IApplicationHost appHost, IConfigMapPathFactory configMapPathFactory, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters, PolicyLevel policyLevel, Exception appDomainCreationException) +516

[HttpException (0x80004005): Could not load file or assembly 'Magick.NET-x64' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.]
System.Web.HttpRuntime.FirstRequestInit(HttpContext context) +9885060
System.Web.HttpRuntime.EnsureFirstRequestInit(HttpContext context) +101
System.Web.HttpRuntime.ProcessRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +456
Sep 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM
Your project should target x64 instead of AnyCPU if you use the 64 bit version of Magick.NET. The message 'An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. ' means that you are mixing 32 and 64 bit.

p.s. If your computer is only 63 bit you should have a look in your room and search for that missing bit.