So you want to develop in .NET, let’s say with Visual Studio 2008. Let’s say you want to create a program that interacts with your or any other Oracle database. Sounds pretty simple. New project, add references to the Oracle.DataAccess.dll and you’re good to go.
Visual Studio is a stupid 32bits program. So it doesn’t recognize the 64-bits libraries you just installed in the GAC. And to make things worse, neither does it recognize the 32-bits libraries when you install a 32-bits client (with ODP.NET) or just 32-bits ODP.NET.
Yes, I googled around. Yes, I tried numerous socalled solutions. Yes, the build runs succesfully. No, the exception about the Oracle dll won’t go away.
Thank you, oh great Oracle god, with ye allmighty knowledge (which roughly translates into: YOU SUCK!)
BTW Did you ever install ODP.NET? Or any other Oracle software or patch? No wonder clients pay me tons of money to have their Oracle shit sorted out. What’s wrong with a Next-Next-Finish installation on Windows? And wait a minute, what’s wrong with a Next-Next-Finish on every other OS? OUI you say? I know I’m old, and I already work over 2 decades with Oracle, but at least I had the decency to LEARN something in 20+ years.