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Hi All,

I have an issue while removing namespace prfix "asmv2". It is throwing null reference exception.

Please see below code snippet:

<pre>/// <summary>
  /// Remove lines from the manifest that contain filenames that do not
  /// exist in the addin bin folder
  /// </summary>
  /// <param name="manifest">Manifest file to edit</param>
  private static void SanitizeManifestToMatchBin(string manifest, string addInBinFolder)
     // load manifest
     XDocument xDoc = XDocument.Load(manifest);
     xDoc.Root.Attribute(XNamespace.Xmlns + "asmv2").Remove();
     XNamespace ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2";

     // remove any files from dependentAssembly/codebase that do not exist in the bin folder
     xDoc.Descendants(ns + "dependentAssembly")
        .Where(x => (string)x.Attribute("dependencyType") == "install" && File.Exists(addInBinFolder + "\\" + (string)x.Attribute("codebase").Value) == false)
        .Select(x => x.Parent)

     //xDoc.Descendants(ns + "file")
     //   .Where(x => File.Exists(addInBinFolder + "\\" + (string)x.Attribute("name").Value) == false)
     //   .Select(x => x)
     //   .Remove();

     //xDoc.Descendants(ns + "file").Remove();

At above code snippet,
xDoc.Root.Attribute(XNamespace.Xmlns + "asmv2").Remove(); //is throwing null reference exception.

Below is my xml manifest:

<pre><asmv1:assembly xsi:schemaLocation="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1 assembly.adaptive.xsd" manifestVersion="1.0" 
xmlns:asmv1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2" 

What I have tried:

In above xml manifest, I found that "asmv2" is not available and I am trying to remove this entry.I tried checking why this entry is not there but no luck.

Please help me to solve this problem.

Thank you.
Richard MacCutchan 16-Sep-20 3:39am    
You cannot remove something that does not exist.
Member 13187373 16-Sep-20 4:23am    
Why that asmv2 attribute is not there in the xml manifest file when the xml manifest file is generated. May be that depends on some package installation on a machine?
Richard MacCutchan 16-Sep-20 4:39am    
I have no idea, but the contents of a manifest depend on the structure of your application and what features it is using. You should not make assumptions about what it contains.

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