Error In Designer "SharePoint Designer cannot display the item"


  • Hi,

    Whenever I try to open a list in SharePoint Designer 2010 I get the following error in designer

    sharepoint designer cannot display the item
              what you can try 
              click the refresh button or press F5 to refresh the content of your site

              Go back to the previous page

               Most likely issues 

              The file has been deleted from te site

              The site is encountering problems


    This happens on any list.  I am using SharePoint 2010 RC and SharePoing 2010 Designer Beta.  Could this be the problem?  If so is the a SharePoint 2010 Designer RC for download and from where can I get it?



    Saturday, April 24, 2010 2:23 PM


  • You need to use the same version of both products.  You get SPD RC in the same place you got SP2010 RC.  Neither was publicly available, so you must have some private channel for getting SP2010 RC.  This same channel is where you would get all of the other Office 2010 RC products, such as SPD2010 RC.  I have lots of issues when trying to use SPD2010 RC on SP2010 Beta, so I assume it's the same with SPD2010 Beta on SP2010 RC.  SPD2010 RTM is now available, and I was able to use SPD2010 RC on SP2010 RTM, but I haven't done the opposite yet.
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    • Marked as answer by Arjuna_M Friday, May 07, 2010 2:28 AM
    Saturday, April 24, 2010 5:46 PM

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