The ‘ODPackage’ package did not load correctly.

Suddenly, I was getting these messages when opening an orchestration in BizTalk:

Microsoft Visual Studio
The ‘ODPackage’ package did not load correctly.

The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the installation of another extension. You can get more information by examining the file ‘C:UsersAdministratorAppDataRoamingMicrosoftVisualStudio11.0ActivityLog.xml’.

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There are a lot of solutions and suggestions in the web:

Of course all these didn’t work… A complete uninstall and install of BizTalk worked shortly. (If you do this, you can easily export and import the BizTalk settings in the configuration tool. Remember to delete the databases..) But then the problem reoccurred again.

In the solution there was an empty solution folder but I already removed it. The trick was: delete the complete solution, then do a get-latest on TFS. No problems again!! Solution worked!

It has to to with empty solution folders of files with no extension, in combination with TFS.


6 thoughts on “The ‘ODPackage’ package did not load correctly.

  1. Arjan

    Thanks Paul! I tried everything as well, removing the componentmodelcache, repairing biztalk, visual studio… untill I found your post. I’d almost gave up because I could not imagine this fixing the issue, but it did. Thanks a lot for posting!

  2. Mark

    Thank-you so much Paul for this gem! I was at my wits end on this one, your simple solution made my day!

  3. Terry

    Thank you!!! You are the man!!

    Just delete the entire solution directory, get latest with overwrite, and works like a charm.

    Thanks 😉


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