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Tonight I ran into a problem running the start of a composite application that I was making work with the Infragistics support for the Composite UI application block.  The problem occurred with the simplist implementation of an empty shell form.  The exception was a configuration exception that said, "Configuration system failed to initialize" and it had an inner exception with the message, "Unrecognized configuration section userSettings..."

I let Visual Studio create a Settings class and add the configuration information to the App.Config (before this point I didn't have one), but the same problem occurred.  Investigating the exception further I dug down into where it was pulling the configuration information.  It was grabbing settings from within the user application data folder.  In there was a configuration file that contained a toolbars layout file from a prototype that had a ToolbarsManager instance.

I deleted the file and rebuilt the project and it ran fine.  Hopefully, this will help someone else out that gets a similar exception.

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2009 5:16 PM Infragistics , .NET | Back to top


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Thanks - this helped me today!
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I'm glad it helped. That's why I like to post my experiences.
Left by Anthony Trudeau on Oct 31, 2009 11:28 PM

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I renamed the root folder where my VS project is saved; and then it my program run wild!
Left by Uriel on Dec 01, 2009 11:01 AM

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You saved my day with this post, thanks !
Left by Johan on May 12, 2010 7:37 AM

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I love hearing how these posts help.
Left by Anthony Trudeau on May 12, 2010 8:18 AM

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Yep, that fix my problem too. Cheers for posting it!
Left by Gez on Jun 11, 2010 12:57 AM

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Thanks alot!!!
Saved my day!
Left by Pedram on Sep 14, 2010 3:35 AM

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Saved me from a nervous breakdown as well - many thanks
Left by Yak on Oct 21, 2010 11:38 AM

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Thank you man, I've been struggling for an hour before finding your post. Seems weird that visual studio doesn't refresh or erase this file.
Left by Yahel on Oct 28, 2010 7:24 AM

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Thx helped me too!!
Left by Yabba on Feb 01, 2011 4:32 AM

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Add me to list of grateful programmers! THANKS!
Left by Al on Feb 19, 2011 12:48 PM

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HELPED me alot!

Thank you so much !
Left by Coder on Dec 19, 2011 3:34 PM

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Thanks a ton...I saved my time!
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