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Upgrading from Umbraco Contour to Umbraco Forms: Fix for Could not load type 'Umbraco.Forms.Core.Services.RecordService' from assembly 'Umbraco.Forms.Core, Version=4.3.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.

If your Umbraco website is already using Umbraco Contour and if you want to upgrade to Umbraco Forms then you might experience "Could not load type 'Umbraco.Forms.Core.Services.RecordService' from assembly 'Umbraco.Forms.Core, Version=4.3.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'." while installing Umbraco Forms.

Please go to this Umbraco Forums url to see how I fixed my problem.

After installing the Umbraco Forms successfully, then you might want to remove Contour items from the Macro Dropdown List. To do that simply go to /Developer/Macros section and delete the Contour items.


That is all, hope this post helps.


















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  1. Presumably this is doing an in-browser install? I removed all existing Umbraco.Forms.*.dll files as well as contour references in the web.config and then proceeded to do a Nuget install of Umbraco Forms and didn't encounter any issues.

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    1. That is great news Simon, that you didn't experience the problems that I had experienced. For my case, it was an old project, using a very old version of Umbraco and the Umbraco contour had been installed as an Umbraco package rather than a Nuget package. After the Umbraco upgrade, I experienced many issues and eventually that is how I managed to install Umbraco Forms. From my experience if you use Nuget package manager to install things, you shouldn't (hopefully) see many problems.

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    2. Oh always use Nuget package to install things, including Umbraco.Forms.

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    3. Hi Nurhak, to clarify, the site I did this on did not have Contour installed via Nuget (I'm not sure there is a Nuget package for Contour). I installed Umbraco Forms via Nuget but I guess it could just have easily be installed via the package manager in Umbraco as well but in my case I needed an older version so I didn't have to upgrade Umbraco as well.

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    4. Hi Simon, thanks for your comments. I can't remember now whether there is a Nuget package for Contour or not(I had a quick search, couldn't find anything about it), but as it was installed using the package manager in Umbraco, it caused lots of trouble at the time. And I strongly recommend people to use Nuget package manager to install things(if they can), rather than package manager in Umbraco as it causes problems at some point(for my case a big umbraco upgrade).

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