Tools

This topic lists all exceptions generated by Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) tools.

Exception List

Resource Code Resource String
ParametersTarget <enum>
ParametersToolConfig <configFile>
ErrInvalidPath The specified is an invalid path. Check the specified argument.
ParametersReference <file path>
WrnCannotLoadConfigFileForValidation An error occurred while processing the configuration file loaded from the specified location. Services that are defined in this configuration file cannot be validated.
MoreHelp For more help, type "svcutil" with the specified arguments.
HelpMergeConfig Causes the generated configuration to be merged into an existing file instead of overwriting the existing file.
ErrCannotWriteFile Cannot write to an output file.
ErrInvalidNamespaceArgument The specified invalid value was passed to the specified option. Specify a comma-separated target namespace and CLR namespace pair.
HelpImportXmlType Configures the DataContract serializer to import non-DataContract types as IXmlSerializable types.
ErrExclusiveOptionsSpecified The specified option cannot be used when the other specified option has been specified.
WrnHttpGetFailed HTTP GET Error with the specified URI.
ErrInputFileNotAssemblyOrMetadata The file at the specified location read via the specified input argument does not appear to be an XML metadata file or a valid assembly.
WrnUnknownMetadataFound Cannot save unrecognized metadata document of the specified type.
ErrDirectoryContainsInvalidCharacters The specified invalid value was passed to the specified option. The specified character is not permitted in a path.
WrnCannotResolveServiceForValidation Unable to load a service with the specified configName. To validate a service, provide both the assembly that contains the service type and an executable with the configuration for this service.
ErrUnexpectedValue The specified option does not support any values.
#InvalidArg The specified contains an invalid argument.
ParametersExcludeType <type>
HelpXmlSerializer Generate data types that use the XmlSerializer for serialization and deserialization.
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ErrUnexpectedError An error occurred in the tool.
HelpNologo The copyright and banner message is suppressed.
ErrInputConflictsWithTarget The type of input read from the specified is not supported with the specified option set to the specified value.
WrnCannotLoadServiceForExport An error occurred while loading the service type to be exported.
HelpMetadataDownloadCategory -= METADATA DOWNLOAD =-
WrnNoServiceContractTypes Cannot generate XmlSerializer types for the specified assembly. No service contract types were found.
WrnCouldNotLoadTypesFromReferenceAssemblyAt An error occurred while loading types in an assembly that was loaded from the specified. Some types in the assembly cannot be loaded and are unavailable to the tool.
ErrDirectoryPointsToAFile The specified invalid value was passed to the specified option. The specified value is a path to a file.
Error Error:
ErrDuplicateReferenceValues The specified assembly was loaded twice using the specified option. An assembly can only be reference once.
WrnNoXmlSerializerOperationBehavior Cannot generate XmlSerializer for the specified assembly. No service contract in the assembly has an operation with XmlSerializerOperationBehavior.
ErrCannotCreateDirectory Cannot create the specified directory.
ErrCouldNotLoadTypesFromAssemblyAt Cannot load any types in the specified assembly.
ErrUnknownSwitch The specified switch is an unrecognized option.
Logo The logo of the tool is "Microsoft ® Service Model Metadata Tool" with version.
NoCodeWasGenerated No code was generated.

If you were trying to generate a client, this could be because the metadata documents did not contain any valid contracts or services

or because all contracts/services were discovered to exist in reference assemblies. Verify that you passed all the metadata documents to the tool.
WrnUnableToLoadContractForSGen An error occurred while loading a contract type. Cannot generate the XmlSerializer type for this contract. The type and details are specified.
WrnOptionConflictsWithInput The specified option cannot be used with multiple input assemblies. The specified option is ignored.
ErrUnableToImportMetadata A critical error occurred while attempting to import metadata.
ErrInvalidSerializer An invalid serializer value was passed to the specified option. The supported serializers are specified.
SavingDownloadedMetadata Saving downloaded metadata files...
WrnNoConfigForServices None of the assemblies passed were executables with configuration file or none of the configuration files contained services with the specified configuration name.
ErrInputConflictsWithOption The input read from the specified cannot be used with the specified option because they imply different modes of tool operation.
ErrUnableToExportEndpoints An error occurred while exporting the specified service type.
ErrInputSchemaParseError An XML schema parsing error occurred while reading the specified. Verify that the XML is both well-formed and valid.
ErrInputPolicyParseError A WS-Policy parsing error occurred while reading the specified. Verify that the XML is both well-formed and valid.
ErrUnableToLoadReferenceType An error occurred while loading a referenced contract type. This specified type is ignored.
WrnCannotLoadServiceForValidation An error occurred while loading the service to be validated. The type and details are specified.
HelpCodeGenerationCategory -= CODE GENERATION =-
RetreivingMetadataWithMexAndDisco Attempting to download metadata from the specified using WS-Metadata Exchange or DISCO.
ErrGeneralSchemaValidation An error occurred while verifying XML schemas that were generated during export.
ParametersDirectory <directory>
ErrCannotLoadSpecifiedType No type can be loaded for the specified value that was passed to the specified option. Ensure that the assembly that this type belongs to is specified using the specified option.
ErrOptionModeConflict The specified option cannot be used with the specified option because they imply different output types.
ErrIsNotAnAssembly Cannot load the specified as an assembly. Verify that this file is a .NET assembly.
ErrInputConflictsWithMode The input read from the specified is inconsistent with other options.
ErrDuplicateValuePassedToTypeArg The specified value was passed to the specified option multiple times. Each type can be specified only once.
ErrInputEPRFileParseError Cannot read the endpoint reference from the specified. Verify that the XML is both well-formed and valid.
ErrCouldNotCreateCodeProvider A code provider cannot be created for the specified value, that was passed to the /{1} argument. Verify that the code provider is properly installed and configured.
ErrPathTooLongDirOnly The resultant specified path is too long. Review the specified argument.
HelpDataContractSerializer Generate data types that use the DataContract Serializer for serialization and deserialization.
ErrUnableToExportEndpoint An error occurred while exporting the specified endpoint name in the specified namespace in the specified service type found in the configuration file loaded for the assembly.
HelpUsage1 Displays help usage.
HelpUsage2 Displays help usage.
HelpUsage3 Displays help usage.
HelpUsage4 Displays help usage.
HelpUsage5 Displays help usage.
ErrDirectoryNotFound The specified directory cannot be found. Verify that the directory exists and that you have the appropriate permissions to read it.
ErrUnableToLoadFile Cannot read the specified file.
ErrNoFilesFound The specified input path does not appear to refer to any existing files.
ParametersConfig <configFile>
ErrDirectoryInsteadOfFile The specified input path appears to be a directory. Input must be either URLs or file paths.
HelpConfig Instructs the tools to generate a configuration file with the name provided. Default: output.config.
ErrSingleUseSwitch The specified option cannot be specified multiple times.
Warning Warning:
WrnAmbiguousServiceConfig Multiple service configurations were found with the specified configuration name, the following assemblies are specified.
ErrInvalidInputPath The specified input path does not appear to refer to any existing files and does not appear to be a valid URI.
ErrUnableToLoadInputs An error occurred while reading the loaded metadata.
GeneratingSerializer Generating XML serializers...
HelpToolConfig Custom configuration file to use in place of the application configuration file. This can be used to change the metadata configuration or register configuration extensions without altering the tool's configuration file.
ErrValidateInvalidUse The specified option cannot be used with the specified option.
WrnWSMExFailed WS-Metadata Exchange Error with the specified URI.
HelpNoconfig Do not generate configuration.
HelpCodeGenerationDescription The specified can generate service contracts, clients and data types from metadata documents.
HelpTargetMetadata Output metadata. If the input is a URL, Svcutil.exe saves the metadata to disk and does not generate code. If the input is one or more assemblies, Svcutil.exe generates metadata from types in the assemblies.
ErrAmbiguousOptionModeConflict The specified option conflicts with other options. Review your use of the tool.
ErrNotLanguageOrCodeDomType The specified value that was passed to the specified argument does not represent a defined language and it cannot be loaded as a fully-qualified CLR type.
ErrUnableToUniquifyFilename Cannot create output filename. Too many files are being created with the specified prefix.
ErrCannotCreateFile Cannot create the specified output file.
ErrExpectedValue The specified option requires that a value be specified.
ErrCannotDisambiguateSpecifiedTypes More than one type with the same name exists in the set of referenced assemblies. Use assembly-qualified names to distinguish between the specified types for the specified option.
RetreivingMetadataWithMexOnly Attempting to download metadata from the specified location using WS-Metadata Exchange. This URL does not support DISCO.
ErrInvalidTarget The specified target is invalid when specified using the specified option. The supported targets are specified.
ErrPathTooLong The resultant path is too long. Review the specified arguments.
HelpCommonOptionsCategory -= COMMON OPTIONS =-
ParametersServiceName <serviceConfigName>
ErrNoValidInputFilesSpecified No valid input files specified. Specify either metadata documents or assembly files.
ParametersLanguage <language>
ErrUnableToLoadMetadataDocument An error occurred while reading the metadata from one of the loaded documents. The document identifier is specified.
ErrConflictingInputs The specified input argument conflicts with specified because they imply different modes of tool operation.
WrnUnableToLoadContractForValidation An error occurred while loading a contract type. The type and details are specified.
WrnAttributeReflectionErrors Attribute reflection failed for some of the types in the assembly that were loaded from the specified. Verify that this assembly can be loaded from this location with the right security privileges.
HelpMetadataExportCategory -= METADATA EXPORT =-
HelpValidationCategory -= SERVICE VALIDATION =-
ValidationError Validation Error:
GeneratingFiles Generating files...
ErrCannotSpecifyMultipleMappingsForNamespace An invalid value was passed to the specified option. The specified target namespace cannot be mapped to multiple CLR namespaces as specified.
ErrCouldNotLoadReferenceAssemblyAt Cannot load the specified reference assembly.
ParametersOut <file>
NoCodeWasGeneratedSuggestDCOnly To generate contracts from the schemas, use the specified option.
ErrUnableToLoadInputConfig Cannot load the specified configuration file.
ErrUnexpectedDelimiter An invalid argument delimiter (':' or '=') cannot start the option.
ErrMergeConfigUsedWithoutConfig Cannot use the specified option without specifying the other specified option.
ErrUnableToExportContract An error occurred while exporting the contract loaded from the specified type.
GeneratingMetadata Generating metadata files...
ErrNotCodeDomType The specified type that was passed to the specified argument is not of the specified derived class.
WrnNoTypeForServices None of the assemblies that were passed contained service types with the specified configuration name.
ErrAssemblyLoadFailed Cannot load the specified file as an Assembly. Check the FusionLogs for more Information.
NoMetadataWasGenerated No metadata files were generated. No service contracts were exported.

To export a service, use the specified option. To export data contracts, specify the option.
WrnCannotResolveServiceForExport Unable to load a service with the specified configName. To export a service, provide the assembly that contains the service type and an executable with configuration for this service.
ParametersCollectionType <type>
ErrOptionConflictsWithTarget The use of the specified option is not supported with the specified option set to the specified value.
ErrCodegenError An error occurred while generating code in the specified language.

The language does not support all the code elements being generated. Another language should be used.
ErrInputWsdlParseError A WSDL parsing error occurred while reading the specified. Verify that the XML is both well-formed and valid.
ErrCouldNotCreateInstance Cannot create an instance of the specified type that was passed to the specified argument.
ParametersNamespace <string,string>
HelpNostdlib Do not reference standard libraries (By default mscorlib.dll and system.servicemodel.dll are referenced.)
WrnCannotLoadConfigFileForExport An error occurred while processing the configuration file that was loaded from the specified. Services that are defined in this configuration file cannot be loaded.
WrnUnableToLoadContractForExport An error occurred while loading a contract type. This specified type cannot be exported.