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WebAPI updated 30 May 2013

Published Friday 31 May 2013

WebAPI got updated 30 May 2013.

if you do a NuGet update you'll probably not be able to build afterwards.

WebAPI depends on WebAPI.WebHost
which depends on WebAPI.Core
which depends on Web.Client
which depends on Microsoft.Net.Http
which now depends on Microsoft.Bcl and Microsoft.Bcl.Build.

Microsoft.Bcl is a portability library which allows .Net 4 etc to use .Net 4.5 types. Apparently it has no effect on 4.5

But it (or at least the Bcl.Build) has an ugly bug when you try to build
Error    12    The "EnsureBindingRedirects" task failed unexpectedly.
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at Roxel.BuildTasks.EnsureBindingRedirects.MergeBindingRedirectsFromElements(IEnumerable`1 dependentAssemblies)
   at Roxel.BuildTasks.EnsureBindingRedirects.Execute()
   at Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.TaskExecutionHost.Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.ITaskExecutionHost.Execute()
   at Microsoft.Build.BackEnd.TaskBuilder.<ExecuteInstantiatedTask>d__20.MoveNext()    Ems.WebApp

The fix is to add culture="neutral" to any binding redirects that are missing them. In the default MVC template they are missing for some, and you almost certainly haven't changed them.
    <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Helpers" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />
        <assemblyIdentity name="System.Web.Mvc" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />
Do a Rebuild (rather than a build) to ensure everything's loaded.

Hopefully there will be a update pretty soon.

Previously: TF31003: Windows 8 vs Team Foundation Service (30 Nov 2012)