Noob issues: Getting Could not load type 'FBMLSample.FBMLMaster' on the FBML sample

Nov 10, 2009 at 6:07 PM

I am getting the following error when i try to browse the sample. i have set up the site locally with a host name. Can anyone guide this noob,


Parser Error

Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load type 'FBMLSample.FBMLMaster'.



Nov 11, 2009 at 12:45 AM

I am getting the same error.  I followed the instructions in the README.txt file word for word and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong.  Please help.

Nov 13, 2009 at 12:58 AM

no one is responding.  what is the point of this "Discussion" section?

Nov 13, 2009 at 9:39 AM


I had the same problem. It was just because the page in question was looking for ~/FBMLMaster.Master as it's Master Page. My site was set up like the Clarity example: but the "canvas" folder needs to be made a virtual directory in order for it to be treated as the app root. Therefore the "~/" bit in the Master Page path looks in rather than in (which returns a parser error message like yours).

Does this help?


Nov 13, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Thank you, Ed.  Glad to see someone offering to help.  So, what changes do I need to make exactly and how?  Wonder why none of this is mentioned in the README.txt instructions - seems pretty critical for user to know. 

Nov 14, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Well in all fairness they can't really cover all of the ways you could deploy your site, for example whether you plop it all into a subfolder of your web root or not.  Something like not being able to find the referenced master page is more of a general ASP.NET question and not specific to this toolkit.

Feb 3, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Also, in VS be sure you build the solution as a project and not a website.