I am getting this exception when trying to start an external code component. This error is from the asp .net page having an issue and not the code component. But they could be linked I'm sure, have you guys run into this before? Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. --> Asynchronous operations are not allowed in this context. Page starting an asynchronous operation has to have the Async attribute set to true and an asynchronous operation can only be started on a page prior to PreRenderComplete event.