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Version: 1.24

Third-party modules compatibility

There are known compatibility issues between Plant an App and some third-party developed modules. Until the issues in question are resolved natively, we're providing workarounds that will allow you to use those modules and avoid problems.

Inconsistencies between Plant an App and 2sxc modules


The installation process of 2sxc (versions 13.x (LTS) through 14.10) in combination with plant an App v1.20 to v1.22 will fail. The cause has been identified as an incompatibility in assembly references in the web.config file and possibly missing assemblies within the bin folder.

Affected versions:

  • Plant an App: v1.20 to v1.22
  • 2sxc: 13.x (LTS) to 14.10


The general workaround consists in modifying the "bindingRedirect oldVersion" tag value for the Microsoft assemblies in the web.config file.


Before proceeding with the workaround, make sure that you:

  • Have access to the file system
  • Create a backup of the "web.config" file and that you store it in a secure place

Actions to be performed

  1. Open the web.config file on a broken Plant an App instance. Search for the following assembly names (the names are listed as "assemblyIdentity name" tags):

  2. For each of the assemblies above (⚠), check the value of the "bindingRedirect oldVersion"; it should read: "". If it is different, modify this value manually.

For example, if for an assembly in the list above you have the following value:

    <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />

Please modify it to:

    <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />

Repeat the action for all the assemblies identified at point #1 and save the web.config file.

  1. If the newVersion tag is set to "", it will also need to be modified to: "", as depicted above. After this change, a new binding redirect needs to be added, which will point to the PlantAnApp DLL. You can add this anywhere in the web.config file between the dependent assemblies, although it would be preferable to group it together with the others.

This is the snippet that needs to be added:

    <dependentAssembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
  <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Abstractions" publicKeyToken="adb9793829ddae60" />
<codeBase version="" href="bin\PlantAnApp_Core\Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Abstractions" />

If both "" and "" codebase tags are present, the modification is not necessarry, as both assembly versions can coexist. For example:

<dependentAssembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
<assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Abstractions" publicKeyToken="adb9793829ddae60" />
<bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" />
<codeBase version="" href="bin\Imageflow\Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Abstractions.dll" xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" />
<bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />
  1. Finally, if the 2sxc module throws an error about the "Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration.Abstractions" version missing entirely, simply take the latter manually from the 2sxc install package and place it in your Plant an App site's \bin\ folder.

This is a generic workaround guide, based on the assumption that the interaction is limited to Plant an App and 2sxc. Depending on which product was installed first, additional changes might be necessary.

If you still encounter issues after following the steps above, please contact the support team.