Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#398 closed Bug (No Bug)

Compiles Scripts won't run with Config of exact same name

Reported by: ChrisA Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


Our company's naming convention for configuration files is ProgramName.exe.config - so following the company standards I named a script's config file AutoUpdateTMC.exe.config.

When I compile the script it makes the exe without any issues.

When I run the exe I get an error that states:

The Application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

If I rename either the AutoUpdateTMC.exe or the AutoupdateTMC.exe.config to anything else it works.

So I decided to go back to conventional names and simply called the config AutoUpdateTMC.config and now it works fine.

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comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by Valik

  • Resolution set to No Bug
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is not a bug. Windows looks for a file with the name appname.exe.config. See here for what the file is for. Your companies naming policy is poor and should be changed. The simplest way to fix it is to stop using "config" as the extension ans use "cfg".

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