October 17, 2007
@ 10:49 PM

I’ve been trying to get the (highly regarded) CopySourceAsHtml add-in to work under Visual Studio to make it easier to post code samples. Every time I tried loading it, it was failing with:

The Add-in 'CopySourceAsHtml' failed to load or caused an exception.
Would you like to remove this Add-in?
If you choose yes, the file it was loaded from, '\\wtz-srv-dc01\Users\paul.mrozowski\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Addins\CopySourceAsHtml.AddIn', will be renamed.
Error Message:
Error number: 8013150a

I tried downloading the source, recompiling, making some suggested changes to the control references. Nothing seemed to help. As soon as I attempted to activate the add-in, it was failing. Then it suddenly occurred to me: what if it’s related to the fact that “My Documents” is on a network drive? To test this idea, I created a new local folder, then when into Tools > Options > Environment > Add-in/Macros Security. I added a new local folder which had a copy of the add-in and exited VS and restarted. Finally, I when to Tools > Add-ins and reselected the CopySourceAsHtml add-in. No errors!


I copied and pasted some code (and selected Override for the font to add Courier New as a secondary font). (random code shown below).


        /// <summary>

        /// Process events from the grid

        /// </summary>

        /// <param name="source"></param>

        /// <param name="e"></param>

        /// <developer>Paul Mrozowski</developer>

        /// <created>10/16/2007</created>

        protected void grdTemplates_ItemCommand(object source, Telerik.WebControls.GridCommandEventArgs e)


            if (e.CommandName == "Edit")


            else if (e.CommandName == "Cancel")


            else if (e.CommandName == "Add")


            else if (e.CommandName == "Test")


            else if (e.CommandName == "Update")




Here's a screenshot as a comparison:








Getting it to run under VS 2008 Beta 2


Wednesday, 09 January 2008 05:48:59 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Thanks for providing me this solution ! I had the same problem.
(will show your gravatar icon)
Home page

Comment (Some html is allowed: a@href@title, b, i, strike) where the @ means "attribute." For example, you can use <a href="" title=""> or <blockquote cite="Scott">.  

Enter the code shown (prevents robots):

Live Comment Preview