Friday, February 14, 2014

The specified solution configuration “Debug|BNB” is invalid


When you try to build from command prompt or batch file you get the error

‘The specified solution configuration “Debug|BNB” is invalid. Please specify a valid solution configuration using the Configuration and Platform properties (e.g. MSBuild.exe Solution.sln /p:Configuration=Debug /p:Platform=”Any CPU”) or leave those properties blank to use the default solution configuration.


You have an HP computer.
A system wide setting of an environment variable called "Platform" seems to override any other setting.

The issue

At build-time the compiler has to know what the target platform of your code, i.e. the system architecture like X86, 64bit etc. To do so it searches to "Platform" variable first, that is wrong in our case since BNB is not a valid platform for msbuild.

The solution

Delete the conflicting environment variable "Platform" in "Control Panel -- System -- Advanced -- Environment Variables". Restart your computer and try again.

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