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Nov 3, 2010 at 8:30 AM

In a Silverlight 4 project using MEF for on-demand loading of XAP files, I have a strange effect appeared today for the first time.

As soon as I call the container's GetExporedValue<T>() method for retrieving (!) the exported instance of an object implementing this interface, I get a composition exception saying that there is already an element added with the same key (yes, that's why I want to retrieve it!). When I remove the [Export] from my class, the exception is what I would have expected: No exported part found. If have no idea why this happens. If somebody has an idea, please let me know. Thanks!

       System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.CompositionServices.GetExportedValueFromComposedPart(ImportEngine engine, ComposablePart part, ExportDefinition definition)
       System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.CatalogExportProvider.GetExportedValue(ComposablePart part, ExportDefinition export, Boolean isSharedPart)
       System.ComponentModel.Composition.ExportServices.GetCastedExportedValue[T](Export export)
       System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.ExportProvider.GetExportedValueCore[T](String contractName, ImportCardinality cardinality)
       System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting.ExportProvider.GetExportedValue[T](String contractName)

Nov 3, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Let's give some additional infos:


public class MyClass : IMyInterface

Another SL4-Assembly (has a reference to the above library)
public class MyClass2
    Container.GetExportedValue<IMyInterface>(); // causes the error to occur

The assemblies are compiled into a XAP file that is loaded on demand. That code worked for weeks, but suddenly not any more. I don't know yet what has changed ...





Nov 3, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Problem solved. It was not a 'MEF-problem'. I made a mistake in a configuration file what lead to a object instanciation problem which finally let MEF fail...