I get the following message: “Attempt to load Oracle client libraries threw BadImageFormatException. This problem will occur when running in 64 bit mode with the 32 bit Oracle client components installed.” when I attempt to create a connection from both Visual Studio 2008 and 2012 to Oracle from my Windows 8 64bit workstation.
I’m not running a web app when this message happens. I’m only trying to establish an Oracle connection with Visual Studio. Any solutions posted on the internet that I have seen that resolve this issue with others, doesn’t seem to apply to my circumstances.
- I did not have this issue when I was using Widows 7 64bit.
- I have set the Active Solution Platform to both Any PC and x86 when I have a solution open, but I still get the same message with either setting.
- I have the latest Oracle 32 bit Client since 64 bit Oracle client won’t work with 32 bit Visual Studio.
- At this point, I am only trying to connect to Oracle from Visual Studio and not run a web application. So IIS settings have nothing to do with this issue.
My environment is
- Windows 8 64bit
- Visual Studio 2012 and 2008
- Oracle 32 bit Client. But also tried 64 Bit Client.
- Oracle 188.8.131.52 database.
- Active Solution Platform was tried with both Any PC and x86.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.