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Outlook installation: "application data binding format in invalid" error

KD

Hello,
Can't seem to install Todoist for Outlook.
Both Visual Studio 2010 Tools and .Net 4 were installed.
But I'm getting next error:

Installing Office customization
There was an error during installation.
Name: OutlookTodoist
From: file:///C:/DOCUME~1/MyName/LOCALS~1/Temp/TodoistForOutlook1_3/OutlookTodoist.vsto

The application binding data format is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT:0x800736B2)

Error Details:
Name: OutlookTodoist
From: file:///C:/DOCUME~1/MyName/LOCALS~1/Temp/TodoistForOutlook1_3/OutlookTodoist.vsto
****Exception Text****
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800736B2): The application binding data format is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT:0x800736B2)
at
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment.ClickOnceAddinDeploymentManager.DownloadAddIn(TimeSpan timeout)
at
Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment.ClickOnceAddinDeploymentManager.InstallAddIn()

I'm anxious getting it to work, it would be great if you could help with this

Best regards

All responses

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 23, 2012 - 06:33

Hello Koen,

please try to access this folder:

C:/DOCUME~1/YourName/LOCALS~1/Temp/

and delete the TodoistForOutlook1_3 folder inside it.

Next, go to http://todoist.com/outlook use the "Download now" link and choose to save the installer file locally instead of opening it. Save it in a main directory on your hard drive (C:/, for example) and from there open it "as administrator" (right-clicking on it).

If this won't work, please tell me:
- What operating system are you using?
- Which version of Outlook are you using?


Best regards,
David

KD
Koen de Witte
Replied on Feb 23, 2012 - 15:12

Hi David,
Thanks, but it didn't help.
My OS is XP SP3, Outlook 2010
I am an administrator on my machine, but don't have the "run as administrator" option when right-clicking.
Neither can I find anything alike when I open the properties of Todoist_For_Microsoft_Outlook.exe.

Best regards,
Koen

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 23, 2012 - 16:23

Koen,

in Windows XP, you should see just "Run as..." below the "Open" function when clicking on any EXE file.

Also, please try to re-install Visual Studio Tools:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=06c32242-2289-4471-93aa-ce96aa5cbc36
and try again.


Best regards,
David

KD
Koen de Witte
Replied on Mar 04, 2012 - 08:48

Hi David,

Thanks again for your reply, but it doesn't work unfortunately.
I do have "Run as..." available, but there's no choice to run as Administrator. I do have full control rights over my (company) machine, can there be any difference between administrator and someone who has full control?

I have also tried the Visual Studio Tools re-install, and even uninstalled and re-installed everything (.Net 4, VS Tools), but no luck.

Thanks for efforts anyway

Best regards,
Koen