SetConfigurationSettingPublisher needs to be called before FromConfigurationSetting can be used

If developers hit an error “SetConfigurationSettingPublisher needs to be called before FromConfigurationSetting can be used” in cloud application that has shown as below.


Most of the developers will troubleshoot their code.

Take a step back and look carefully what had happened before the Internet Explorer launch.


ASP.NET Development Server was running. In cloud application we want to see Development Fabric is running but not ASP.NET Development Server.

For this example the GuestBook_workrole is not supposed to be the start up project for this solution.


Let’s change the startup project to GuessBook for this example.



Let’s rerun the solution.


This time the AppFabric has started but not the ASP.NET Development Server and that was actual the right reaction on cloud application. So it has nothing to do with the code. Hope this will help you if you run into the same problem.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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