Chris Sells posted a useful tip (courtesy of Scott Guthrie) about duplicate types when compiling using the web application project model in Visual Studio 2005.
The error displays as:
Compilation Error Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific error details and modify your source code appropriately. Compiler Error Message: CS0433: The type 'ASP.clientredirector_ascx' exists in both 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\sb2\4d76034e\bec2c8d0\App_Web_clientredirector.ascx.cdcab7d2.zmdrab5k.dll' and 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\sb2\4d76034e\bec2c8d0\App_Web_axhgbqrn.dll'
The solution is simply (although not obviously) to add the
batch="false" attribute to the compilation element in the web.config file:
This generates a lot fewer assemblies and avoids the problem.
Update: According to Mike Harder (a Software Design Engineer on the ASP.NET team) in his recent post on the ASP.Net forums, this is a known bug in the ASP.Net compiler involving directory level circular references. An alternative fix to the
batch="false" option is to reorganise the files in the web application to avoid a circular reference.