Monthly Archives: November 2019

How to fix 8000000A error when building VDPROJ

The Microsoft Visual Studio Setup Project is an old technology to create installer developed by Microsoft. It is out of support from nearly a decade and not present in Visual Studio anymore but when I visit customer sites I find legacy technologies and I need to deal with it on the short-term.

A couple of days ago I was working on an automated CI build on Azure DevOps and we hit an issue when trying to compile an old VDPROJ (migration to Wix in progress, btw ☺). We encountered an HRESULT 8000000A error.

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.Net Core Static Analysis with SonarQube / Project GUID

When we want to analyze a .Net Core project with SonarQube we need to make sure that our .csproj file has a <ProjectGuid> attribute.

You can generate a GUID with Visual Studio from the Tools menu: Tools, Generate GUID.

If you don’t have a GUID inside your project file SonarQube will skip the analysis.

Cheers!