.NET Assembly Incorrect Format Error

“Could not load file or assembly ‘ChilkatDotNet2, Version=9.3.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=eb5fc1fc52ef09bd’ or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.” The “incorrect format” error is a 32-bit vs. 64-bit mismatch.  It means the application is trying to load a 64-bit .NET assembly into …

Using regsvr32 to Register a 32-bit ActiveX or 64-bit ActiveX on Windows 64-bit System

A 64-bit Windows system has two separate registries — one for 32-bit processes, and one for 64-bit processes. The reason for this is simple: Let’s say your application instantiates an instance of an ActiveX component by calling CreateObject(“Chilkat.Ssh”). If your application is running in a 32-bit address space, the registry …

Incorrect Format Error when trying to load .NET Assembly

This Chilkat blog post explains the following error: “Could not load file or assembly ‘ChilkatDotNet2, Version=9.0.8.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=eb5fc1fc52ef09bd’ or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.” When a DLL is loaded, it is mapped into the process’s address space. If the …

ClickOnce w/ x64 DLL’s

I recently discovered this crucial bit of information: I compile my project for x86 systems (vs Any CPU or x64). Just wanted you to be aware of this. Your last email stated “You must deploy the x64 ChilkatDotNet2.dll to x64 systems” which is not correct.  This is an important consideration …