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I built a Windows Service that tries to connect to a SA 16 database server (64bit) running on a 64bit Windows Server 2008 R2 (with full .Net framework 4.5) and it fails to open a connection:

*Connect : System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'IntPtr System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate(!!0)'. at iAnywhere.Data.SQLAnywhere.SACommand._ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior commandBehavior, Boolean isExecuteScalar, Boolean isBeginExecuteReader)    at iAnywhere.Data.SQLAnywhere.SACommand.ExecuteScalar() at iAnywhere.Data.SQLAnywhere.SAConnection.Open()*

My application references thr ADO.NET provider: iAnywhere.Data.SQLAnywhere.v4.5.dll (Ver

Based on the decompiler, SACommand._ExecuteReader calls at one point PInvokeMethods.AsaCommand__ExecuteReader which is defined as:

[DllImport("dbdata16.dll", CharSet=CharSet.None, ExactSpelling=false)] public static extern int AsaCommand_ExecuteReader(int idCmd, int inputParmCount, IntPtr inputParmValues, ref int outputParmCount, ref IntPtr outputParmValues, ref int idReader, ref int rowCount);

As the documentation describes and upon starting the service, the ADO.NET provider unpacks the file dbdata16.dll (64bit, under C:\Windows\Temp{GUID}_1600.x64__1

Looking at this file with DependencyWalker there sure is an AsaCommand_ExecuteReader function in this library, which I think the PInvoke call is trying to reach.

Is it possible the service is loading a different version of dbdata16.dll? (not likely since I can't find other dbdata16.dll files on the system)

Thank you!

asked 18 Feb '16, 07:51

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edited 18 Feb '16, 13:36

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Breck Carter

Since dbdata16.dll should be matched exactly with the provider that contains it, there would seem to be little possibility that there is a mismatch there. Thre are dependencies on other libraries though. Those would include the ICU libraries (dbicu*16.dll) and the LanGuage libraries (dblgEN16.dll for instance) and if those are not compatable that may cause an issue.

The entry point itself is also not something new so I would lean towards a mixed/broken installation with other such libraries.


(19 Feb '16, 13:34) Nick Elson S...

Please try target .NET Framework 4.5.1 or higher in Visual Studio for your project.

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