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The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception


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Here's a fun exception that popped up in my admin error mail box today:

/wwStore/item.aspx?sku=wconnect

The type initializer for 'System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute' threw an exception.
 on 3/11/2007 10:34:49 pm

--- Stack Trace ---
   at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute._CreateCaObject(Void* pModule, Void* pCtor, Byte** ppBlob, Byte* pEndBlob, Int32* pcNamedArgs)
   at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.CreateCaObject(Module module, RuntimeMethodHandle ctor, IntPtr& blob, IntPtr blobEnd, Int32& namedArgs)
   at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.GetCustomAttributes(Module decoratedModule, Int32 decoratedMetadataToken, Int32 pcaCount, RuntimeType attributeFilterType, Boolean mustBeInheritable, IList derivedAttributes)
   at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.GetCustomAttributes(RuntimeType type, RuntimeType caType, Boolean inherit)
   at System.RuntimeType.GetCustomAttributes(Type attributeType, Boolean inherit)
   at System.ComponentModel.ReflectTypeDescriptionProvider.ReflectGetAttributes(Type type)
   at System.ComponentModel.ReflectTypeDescriptionProvider.ReflectedTypeData.GetAttributes()
   at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.TypeDescriptionNode.DefaultTypeDescriptor.System.ComponentModel.ICustomTypeDescriptor.GetAttributes()
   at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(Type componentType)
   at System.Web.UI.ThemeableAttribute.IsTypeThemeable(Type type)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.ApplySkin(Page page)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.InitRecursive(Control namingContainer)
   at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

--- Request Information ---
  Full Url: http://www.west-wind.com/wwStore/item.aspx?sku=wconnect
        IP: 209.216.162.15
   Browser: West Wind HTTP .NET
     Login: Anonymous
    Locale: 

This error started up spontaneously today on an app that's been running happily along for the last week or so since the last update. Because it's on a pretty busy page in the site it kicked up quite a storm of admin emails in a matter of an hour as apparently a robot was running through the site.

I forced the app to recycle, figuring something's corrupt in the AppDomain or even the worker process, but that didn't do the trick. I quickly double checked my local installation and no error here. So I recompiled and sent up the updated to code to the server and now all's well.

This isn't the first time I've seen this, although it is very rare...

But it does make me really wonder. WTF happened here? The code hasn't been updated in a week, yet a recompile was required to make the app run again, something feels mighty scary about this particular scenario as if the compiled code on the server has been corrupted.

Anybody seen this before?

Posted in ASP.NET  

The Voices of Reason


 

Steven Berkovitz
March 12, 2007

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

I've had something similiar after a reboot of a webserver. The solution was to clear the "Temporary ASP.NET Files" directory

DuncanS
March 12, 2007

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

Yup - I would have done a:

iisreset /stop
del "%WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files" /s /f /q
iisreset /start

# DotNetSlackers: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception


Erik
October 29, 2007

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

We have this problem, too, with only part of an ASP.NET Web site (the part that happens to be governed by location security). Stopping IIS, clearing the "temporary files" folder, and starting IIS again did nothing.

Could this be related to a recent GDI security patch (or lack of one)?

Erik

Tiago Ferreira
February 20, 2008

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

I did everything all of you said upside, and nothing works :( anyone has more ideas?
This is the message that im taking in the email

System.Web.HttpParseException: The type initializer for 'System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute' threw an exception. ---> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute' threw an exception. ---> System.DllNotFoundException: Unable to load DLL 'gdiplus.dll': The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)

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at System.Drawing.SafeNativeMethods.Gdip.GdipCreateBitmapFromStream(IStream stream, IntPtr& bitmap)
at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(Stream stream)
at System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute._CreateCaObject(Void* pModule, Void* pCtor, Byte** ppBlob, Byte* pEndBlob, Int32* pcNamedArgs)
at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.CreateCaObject(Module module, RuntimeMethodHandle ctor, IntPtr& blob, IntPtr blobEnd, Int32& namedArgs)
at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.GetCustomAttributes(Module decoratedModule, Int32 decoratedMetadataToken, Int32 pcaCount, RuntimeType attributeFilterType, Boolean mustBeInheritable, IList derivedAttributes)
at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.GetCustomAttributes(RuntimeType type, RuntimeType caType, Boolean inherit)
at System.RuntimeType.GetCustomAttributes(Type attributeType, Boolean inherit)
at System.ComponentModel.ReflectTypeDescriptionProvider.ReflectGetAttributes(Type type)
at System.ComponentModel.ReflectTypeDescriptionProvider.ReflectedTypeData.GetAttributes()
at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.TypeDescriptionNode.DefaultTypeDescriptor.System.ComponentModel.ICustomTypeDescriptor.GetAttributes()
at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(Type componentType)
at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildBuildMethod(ControlBuilder builder, Boolean fTemplate, Boolean fInTemplate, Boolean topLevelControlInTemplate, PropertyEntry pse, Boolean fControlSkin)
at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildSourceDataTreeFromBuilder(ControlBuilder builder, Boolean fInTemplate, Boolean topLevelControlInTemplate, PropertyEntry pse)
at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildSourceDataTreeFromBuilder(ControlBuilder builder, Boolean fInTemplate, Boolean topLevelControlInTemplate, PropertyEntry pse)
at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildSourceDataTreeFromBuilder(ControlBuilder builder, Boolean fInTemplate, Boolean topLevelControlInTemplate, PropertyEntry pse)
at System.Web.Compilation.TemplateControlCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildMiscClassMembers()
at System.Web.Compilation.MasterPageCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildMiscClassMembers()
at System.Web.Compilation.BaseCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildSourceDataTree()
at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateBuildProvider.GenerateCode(AssemblyBuilder assemblyBuilder)
at System.Web.Compilation.AssemblyBuilder.AddBuildProvider(BuildProvider buildProvider)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ProcessException(Exception ex)
at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseStringInternal(String text, Encoding fileEncoding)
at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseString(String text, VirtualPath virtualPath, Encoding fileEncoding)
at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseFile(String physicalPath, VirtualPath virtualPath)
at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.ParseInternal()
at System.Web.UI.TemplateParser.Parse()
at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateBuildProvider.get_CodeCompilerType()
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvider.GetCompilerTypeFromBuildProvider(BuildProvider buildProvider)
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvidersCompiler.ProcessBuildProviders()
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvidersCompiler.PerformBuild()
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.CompileWebFile(VirtualPath virtualPath)
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile)
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultWithNoAssert(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile)
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVirtualPathObjectFactory(VirtualPath virtualPath, HttpContext context, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean noAssert)
at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.CreateInstanceFromVirtualPath(VirtualPath virtualPath, Type requiredBaseType, HttpContext context, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean noAssert)
at System.Web.UI.PageHandlerFactory.GetHandlerHelper(HttpContext context, String requestType, VirtualPath virtualPath, String physicalPath)
at System.Web.UI.PageHandlerFactory.System.Web.IHttpHandlerFactory2.GetHandler(HttpContext context, String requestType, VirtualPath virtualPath, String physicalPath)
at System.Web.HttpApplication.MapHttpHandler(HttpContext context, String requestType, VirtualPath path, String pathTranslated, Boolean useAppConfig)
at System.Web.HttpApplication.MapHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()
at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)

Thanks in advanced guys.

Des Owen
October 23, 2009

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

Hi Rick

I get this problem a lot but the symptoms in my case are that the corruption causes a load error in one of my linq classes. But I have a feeling the error shown is spurious and unrelated to the problem - just the fact that the temp files are corrupt.

I've tried everything to solve the problem but nothing works other than the iisreset/delete route. This is not a good solution for the client of course.

The problem springs to light, in most cases, after I deploy new dlls to the CAC but more disturbing is that I can force it to happen by allowing IIS to recycle it's worker processes every n'th day. So now I have to set IIS not to do that but of course I don't know the long term effect for sure as I'm not an IIS expert.

Best wishes from the UK.

Andre Romanov
July 14, 2010

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

It occurs in our server today.

Exception type: TypeInitializationException

Exception message: The type initializer for 'System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute' threw an exception.

Stack trace: at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute._CreateCaObject(Void* pModule, Void* pCtor, Byte** ppBlob, Byte* pEndBlob, Int32* pcNamedArgs)
at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.CreateCaObject(Module module, RuntimeMethodHandle ctor, IntPtr& blob, IntPtr blobEnd, Int32& namedArgs)
at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.GetCustomAttributes(Module decoratedModule, Int32 decoratedMetadataToken, Int32 pcaCount, RuntimeType attributeFilterType, Boolean mustBeInheritable, IList derivedAttributes)
at System.Reflection.CustomAttribute.GetCustomAttributes(RuntimeType type, RuntimeType caType, Boolean inherit)
at System.RuntimeType.GetCustomAttributes(Type attributeType, Boolean inherit)
at System.ComponentModel.ReflectTypeDescriptionProvider.ReflectGetAttributes(Type type)
at System.ComponentModel.ReflectTypeDescriptionProvider.ReflectedTypeData.GetAttributes()
at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.TypeDescriptionNode.DefaultTypeDescriptor.System.ComponentModel.ICustomTypeDescriptor.GetAttributes()
at System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(Type componentType)
at System.Web.UI.ViewStateModeByIdAttribute.IsEnabled(Type type)
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Control.SaveViewStateRecursive()
at System.Web.UI.Page.SaveAllState()
at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)

We have .NET 3.5 SP1

It looks the KB954316 is not included to SP1....

Julu Garley
August 19, 2010

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

It occurs in our server today and has not been fixed since then. I have tried everything from Google to Bing with no fix....

Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: The type initializer for 'System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute' threw an exception.

Source Error:

Line 1:
Line 2: <%@ Master Language="VB" CodeFile="xxx.master.vb" Inherits="xxx" %>
Line 3:
Source File: /xxx.master Line: 1

Please help..

Julu Garley
August 19, 2010

# re: The Type Initializer for System.Drawing.ToolboxBitmapAttribute threw an exception

**Update**
This is weird...For now, our problem is fixed and the only thing we did was restarting the webserver. I'm holding my fingers cross and will update the blog if we do get this error message again in the future.
 

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