I have a custom data source control as part of my CSLA .NET framework. It is somewhat like ObjectDataSource, but works with objects that are created through factory methods rather than default constructors (and some other variations).
All is pretty well with this control, except one issue: it fails when adding a CslaDataSource control to a page as a new data source from a DetailsView or other control.
In other words, you add a DetailsView to the page, then tell that control you want it to bind to a new data source and it brings up a wizard, where you pick CslaDataSource so a new one is added to the page.
The problem I’m getting is a VERY odd exception: Csla.Web.CslaDataSource can not be cast to Csla.Web.CslaDataSource.
Yes, that’s right – the type can’t be cast to itself.
I believe this is because the wizard is loading its own copy of Csla.dll into memory, separate from the one used by the web forms designer. Or something like that. This even confuses the debugger – it can’t show details about the type because it says the type is loaded into two different GUIDs. I don’t know what the GUIDs represent (appdomains, versions?), but it is obviously not good.
This is very weird, and after hours of time on this, I’m quite stumped. Any help, clues, pointers or ideas are VERY welcome!