Topics: CAB & Smart Client Software Factory
Nov 12, 2006 at 10:36 AM
originally posted by: NoelEnrique

I was trying to follow the HOL from scratch on my own Smart Client project. I reproduced every step until exercise 2 from lab 3 "Creating a Ship New Order View", checking every step with the solution provided, however I got an error. I will thank anyone who could help me with the following error message:

System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException was unhandled
Message="Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation."
at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeMethodFast(Object target, Object[] arguments, SignatureStruct& sig, MethodAttributes methodAttributes, RuntimeTypeHandle typeOwner)
at System.RuntimeMethodHandle.InvokeMethodFast(Object target, Object[] arguments, Signature sig, MethodAttributes methodAttributes, RuntimeTypeHandle typeOwner)
at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture)
at System.Reflection.MethodBase.Invoke(Object obj, Object[] parameters)
at Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder.CreationStrategy.InitializeObject(IBuilderContext context, Object existing, String id, ICreationPolicy
System.Windows.Forms.Application.ComponentManager.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponentManager.FPushMessageLoop(Int32 dwComponentID, Int32 reason, Int32 pvLoopData)
at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoopInner(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoop(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(Form mainForm)
at Microsoft.Practices.CompositeUI.WinForms.FormShellApplication`2.Start()
at Microsoft.Practices.CompositeUI.CabApplication`1.Run()
at tecno.Infrastructure.Shell.ShellApplication.RunInDebugMode() in C:\Clientes\ImperSimex\AlquilerSmart\tecnSC3\Source\Infrastructure\Shell\ShellApplication.cs:line 60
at tecno.Infrastructure.Shell.ShellApplication.Main() in C:\Clientes\ImperSimex\AlquilerSmart\tecnSC3\Source\Infrastructure\Shell\ShellApplication.cs:line 51
at System.AppDomain.nExecuteAssembly(Assembly assembly, String[] args)
at System.AppDomain.ExecuteAssembly(String assemblyFile, Evidence assemblySecurity, String[] args)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.HostProc.RunUsersAssembly()
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(Object state)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()
Nov 12, 2006 at 2:39 PM
originally posted by: marianoszklanny

The inner exception will help you understand the root cause of the problem, did you check it out?

It seems that there is an error during the invokation of a constructor, when ObjectBuilder is creating an object.
You might want to post the inner exception details so we can give you more detailed information about the error.

Mariano Szklanny
Nov 14, 2006 at 4:39 AM
originally posted by: NoelEnrique

I had uploaded the project to this url if anyone wants to see it in detail. I could not understand where is the cause of the exception, I just follow the Hands On Lab instructions.
Nov 16, 2006 at 11:14 AM
originally posted by: NoelEnrique

I solved the problem registering the translators in the module.cs:
private IEntityTranslatorService _translator;

public Module(
ServiceDependency IEntityTranslatorService translator)
_translator = translator;

public override void Load()

public override void AddServices()

private void RegisterTranslators()
_translator.RegisterEntityTranslator(new AddressTranslator());
_translator.RegisterEntityTranslator(new OrderLineItemTranslator());
_translator.RegisterEntityTranslator(new OrderTranslator());