Pre-release MVC 5

Before upgrading your MVC project to the pre-release version, it’s a recommendation you should back-up your project before proceed it.

Encounter this error message after finish upgrade the project.

“[A]System.Web.WebPages.Razor.Configuration.HostSection cannot be cast to [B]System.Web.WebPages.Razor.Configuration.HostSection. Type A originates from ‘System.Web.WebPages.Razor, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ in the context ‘Default’ at location ‘C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\assembly\GAC_MSIL\System.Web.WebPages.Razor\v4.0_2.0.0.0__31bf3856ad364e35\System.Web.WebPages.Razor.dll’. Type B originates from ‘System.Web.WebPages.Razor, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ in the context ‘Default’ at location ‘C:\Users\HermanTho\AppData\Local\Temp\Temporary ASP.NET Files\root\7c2a18d0\1c44d5af\assembly\dl3\c10d1615\dd169753_c0c7ce01\System.Web.WebPages.Razor.dll’.”

Razor-Error

Basically this issue because of the config files not upgrade by itself, so we need to change the config files. open your config file and change in here.

<add key="webpages:Version" value="3.0.0.0" /> <!-- MVC 4 is using Razor Syntax Version 2 so we need to change to 3 -->

<!-- Add the Runtime -->

<runtime>
    <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Helpers" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-3.0.0.0" newVersion="3.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Mvc" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-5.0.0.0" newVersion="5.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
      <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.WebPages" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-3.0.0.0" newVersion="3.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
      <dependentAssembly> <!-- This is the most important line here -->
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.WebPages.Razor" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0-3.0.0.0" newVersion="3.0.0.0" />
      </dependentAssembly>
    </assemblyBinding>

You also probably need to look into this link “Upgrade MVC 4 to MVC 5

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