Fixing of ODATA or WCF Data Service Client
library bug for Windows7 Phone
Note: I would like to thank Tim for his solution and this article has been
referred to his this http://timh.me/bAfFvh
You can see video on this article
When you download ODATA or WCF Data Service client library for Windows 7 phone
and extract the System.Data.Service.Client.dll to some location and add this
reference to your project. After adding this reference, when you run your
application in emulator, you get DEPLOYEMNT FAILED error. This article, will
explain how to fix this bug and continue using WCF Data Service client library
for Windows 7 phone application.
I have assumed here that you have downloaded, ODATA or WCF Data Service client
library for Windows 7 phone from below line
After download from here, run this, you will
get the below screens
Extract the dll in a particular directory. Let us say you are extracting that in
D:\DemoFolder. So, in this folder, you will have below three files.
So, here you are having System.Data.Service.Client.dll library. You need to add
this as reference in your Windows7 Phone application to Consume WCF Data
Now when you add this reference in your windows7 phone application and try to
run the application, you will find you are not getting any compile time error
but your application is not loading. You may get below error message.
You will get deployment error message.
To solve this deployment error, you need to follow below steps
Command to be run
- Download power shell script from
- Save the power script in the same folder where you have put your DLL.
- Open the power script window, and run the script. see the video here
Now just run the below command
- Navigate to folder, where you copied and pasted ODATA client library DLL and
Power shell script, you downloaded in previous step.
- Once you navigate to folder, you will able to see power scrip file you
downloaded in previous steps.
Now a new dll will get created in the same folder. Add this dll in your Windows7
phone application and you would be able to use the client library. Thanks for
reading. I hope, this post was useful.Happy Coding.