Could not load type 'MonoDevelop.AspNet.AspNetAppProject'

After upgrading to monodevelop 5.3 from git I could no longer load asp projects. I always received the following error.

Could not load type 'MonoDevelop.AspNet.AspNetAppProject' from assembly 'MonoDevelop.AspNet

There is a quick fix. Disable and renable the monodevelop asp add-ins.

Tools -> Add-in Manager ->Web Development
Disable and enable all web add-ins. Reload your solution and it should work.

Ubuntu 14.04 monodevelop mvc5 project

Creating a new mvc5 project on ubuntu 14.04 with the version of monodevelop (4.0.12) included is not fun. It does not have an option for mvc 5 and when you attempt to create a mvc3 site there is an error stating it is missing templates needed to create the project.

To work around this and other problems I have created a base example project that I can use whenever I need a new mvc razor site.

The example site can be cloned from


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