Workaround for running VC++ 2005 samples.


I'm using visual studio .NET 2005 to try building some of the sample
projects. They build fine, but when I try running any of them I'll
immediately get a message box:

"Unable to start program 'C:\....\PDFDrawTextVC.exe.
This application failed to start because the application configuration
is incorrect. ..."

I haven't noticed any documentation about building / running the
samples, so I may have done something completely wrong. Any idea
what's going on?

Try downloading VS2005 SP1 (Service Pack 1) from Microsoft (http://

It seems that there were some changes related to the format of
Microsoft VS project files.
We have some customers who reported that installing the latest service
pack helped resolve this issue.