BuildAssembler ReferenceMathComponent cannot find the file specified

Topics: Sandcastle Helpers
Sep 17, 2009 at 7:30 PM

I got the SandcastleHelpersCTP.zip and am trying to run the HelpersConsoleTest application.  I chose option 1 (start simple) and I got the an error in BuildAssembler : Error: ReferenceMathComponent: The system cannot find the file specified

This is the log.   What am I missing? 

Started: Closing the HtmlHelp Viewer
Info: Help File: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\HtmlHelp\HelpRegister.chm
Info: The help file does not exist.
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:00.0021574
Ended: Closing the HtmlHelp Viewer

Started: Closing the Document Explorer
Info: Help File: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\MsdnHelp\HelpRegister.hxs
Info: The help file does not exist.
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:00.0027157
Ended: Closing the Document Explorer

Started: Deleting directories
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Intellisense
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\HtmlHelp
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\MsdnHelp
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:00.2352045
Ended: Deleting directories

Started: Creating directories
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Intellisense
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\icons
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\scripts
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\styles
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\media
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\images
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\math
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\html
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\HtmlHelp
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\Output\html2
Info: C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\MsdnHelp
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:00.0554121
Ended: Creating directories

Started: Copying directories
Info: Copying:...C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Vs2005\icons\
Info: Total of 97 files copied.
Info: Copying:...C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Vs2005\scripts\
Info: Total of 7 files copied.
Info: Copying:...C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Vs2005\styles\
Info: Total of 1 files copied.
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:00.1465266
Ended: Copying directories

Started: MRefBuilder Tool
Info: Loaded 1 assemblies for reflection and 0 dependency assemblies.
Info: Wrote information on 1 namespaces, 5 types, and 11 members
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:01.1483418
Ended: MRefBuilder Tool

Started: XslTransform Tool - Applying model/Adding filenames
Info: Applying XSL transformation 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\ProductionTransforms\ApplyVSDoc
Model.xsl'.
Info: Applying XSL transformation 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\ProductionTransforms\AddGuidFil
enames.xsl'.
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:01.5722632
Ended: XslTransform Tool - Applying model/Adding filenames

Started: XslTransform Tool - Reflection to Manifest
Info: Applying XSL transformation 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\ProductionTransforms\Reflection
ToManifest.xsl'.
Info: Successfully Completed in: 00:00:00.4684887
Ended: XslTransform Tool - Reflection to Manifest

Started: BuildAssembler Tool
Info: CopyFromFileComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromFileComponent: Loading data file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Vs200
5\Transforms\skeleton.xml'.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Searching for files that match '*.xml'.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Searching for files that match '.\Reflection.xml'.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Indexed 170124 elements in 107 files.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 0 copy components.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 0 copy components.
Info: ForEachComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loading subcomponents.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 0 copy components.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loaded 1 subcomponents.
Info: ForEachComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loading subcomponents.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 0 copy components.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loaded 1 subcomponents.
Info: ForEachComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loading subcomponents.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 0 copy components.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loaded 1 subcomponents.
Info: IfThenComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: SyntaxComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: SyntaxComponent: Loaded 3 syntax generators.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Searching for files that match '*.xml'.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Searching for files that match '.\Comments\Project.xml'.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Searching for files that match '.\Comments\TestLibrary.xml'.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Indexed 81307 elements in 51 files.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 1 copy components.
Info: ForEachComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loading subcomponents.
Info: IfThenComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 0 copy components.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 1 copy components.
Info: ForEachComponent: Loaded 2 subcomponents.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: CopyFromIndexComponent: Loaded 0 copy components.
Info: ReferencePreTransComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ReferenceCodeComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ReferenceCodeComponent: Start reading code snippet file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpersTestLibrary\Code
SnippetSample.xml'.
Info: ReferenceCodeComponent: Completed the reading code snippet file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpersTestLibr
ary\CodeSnippetSample.xml'.
Info: ReferenceCodeComponent: Loaded 17 code snippets
Info: ReferenceMathComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ReferenceMathComponent: Loaded 2 LaTeX packages
Info: ReferenceMathComponent: Loaded 2 LaTeX commands
Info: TransformComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ReferencePostTransComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ReferencePostTransComponent: Loaded 2 MS Help 2 Attributes.
Info: ReferencePostTransComponent: Loaded 1 scripts.
Info: ReferencePostTransComponent: Loaded 2 styles.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Searching for files that match 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Pres
entation\Vs2005\Content\shared_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Loading shared content file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Present
ation\Vs2005\Content\shared_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Found 1 files in C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Vs2005
\Content\shared_content.xml.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Searching for files that match 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Pres
entation\Vs2005\Content\reference_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Loading shared content file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Present
ation\Vs2005\Content\reference_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Found 1 files in C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Vs2005
\Content\reference_content.xml.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Searching for files that match 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Pres
entation\Shared\Content\syntax_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Loading shared content file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Present
ation\Shared\Content\syntax_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Found 1 files in C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Shared
\Content\syntax_content.xml.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Searching for files that match 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Pres
entation\Vs2005\Content\feedBack_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Loading shared content file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Present
ation\Vs2005\Content\feedBack_content.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Found 1 files in C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\Output\CustomStyles\Presentation\Vs2005
\Content\feedBack_content.xml.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Searching for files that match 'ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Loading shared content file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.x
ml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'locale' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelp
ers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'roottopictitle' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandca
stleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'rootlink' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHe
lpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'runningheadertext' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\San
dcastleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'header' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelp
ers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'preliminarytext' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandc
astleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_alias' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHe
lpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_product' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandcastle
Helpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_deliverable' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandca
stleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_subject' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandcastle
Helpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_body' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHel
pers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_headerfeedback' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\San
dcastleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedback_alias' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandca
stleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedback_product' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sand
castleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedback_deliverable' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\
SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedback_fileversion' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\
SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedback_topicversion' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP
\SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedback_subject' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sand
castleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedback_body' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandcas
tleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_introduction' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandc
astleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_send' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHel
pers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_poor' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHel
pers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_excellent' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandcast
leHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_enterfeedbacktext' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\
SandcastleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_title' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHe
lpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'fb_alticon' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandcastle
Helpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'footer' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\SandcastleHelp
ers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'feedbackheader' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandca
stleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'mailtolink' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandcastle
Helpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Overriding shared content item 'copyrighttext' with value in file 'C:\Download\Sandcastle Assist\SandcastleHelpersCTP\Sandcas
tleHelpers\HelpTest\ApiSharedContent.xml'.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Found 1 files in ApiSharedContent.xml.
Info: SharedContentComponent: Loaded 572 shared content items.
Info: CloneComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Creating MSDN URL resolver.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Searching directory 'C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\Data\Reflection' for targets files of the form '*.xml'.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Searching directory '.\.' for targets files of the form 'reflection.xml'.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Loaded 170124 reference targets.
Info: SaveComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Searching directory 'C:\Program Files\Sandcastle\Data\Reflection' for targets files of the form '*.xml'.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Searching directory '.\.' for targets files of the form 'reflection.xml'.
Info: ResolveReferenceLinksComponent: Loaded 170124 reference targets.
Info: SaveComponent: Instantiating component.
Info: BuildAssembler: Building topic R:Project
Info: BuildAssembler: Building topic N:TestLibrary
Error: ReferenceMathComponent: The system cannot find the file specified
Coordinator
Sep 17, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Sorry, the samples also demonstrate the use of the math components and you will need the LaTeX
installed.
I was using MimeTeX dll to present a low quality alternative, but dropped the support due to the
GPL license, which could complicate things.
Please download and installed the

1. MikTeX: http://miktex.org/
2. GhostScript: http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

Best regards,
Paul.

Sep 22, 2009 at 4:31 PM

For my purposes, I just commented out the <math> references in the example documentation and got past this issue.    Another one arose but that is a different thread.