I was toying around with the MVC pattern, and I kept getting this error while doing a tutorial:
'TaskList.Controllers.HomeController'. If the controller doesn't have a controller factory, ensure that it has a parameterless public constructor.
I'm no MVC expert, so I had to poke around a little. Ultimately, what seemed to fix it was making the database connection key in web.config match the key in the auto-generated dbml code.
The dbml code was failing on this line (in a file like "*.designer.cs"):
public TaskListDataContext() :
I had modiefied my web.config, so there was no ConnectionString setting for "TaskListDBConnectionString", so that returned null, hence it failed. I needed to update web.config to something like so:
To troubleshoot, I started stubbing out things one at a time - making an empty solution, downloading the final code, comparing the differences, etc...