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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed

Getting the following in your Event log?

Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed: Could not load type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls.TaxonomyPicker' from assembly 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c'.

As it turns out, from RTM to Release, there is a typo in the TaxonomyPicker.ascx file however, the following Blog explains it (kudos to Todd's post):

http://todd-carter.com/post/2010/05/03/Help-Wanted-Taxonomy-Picker.aspx

In case this is unreadable - to wit: There is a typo in the DLL registration line in the actual TaxonomyPicker.ascx file located in the web c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\14\ControlTemplates - instead of a single comma (,) it is , in the file.

However, as Todd points out, this error can be ignored since this particular control is not used; renaming the file to TaxonomyPicker.ascx_hold.
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