While opening Windows Form in a designer: Type universe cannot resolve assembly: System.Design, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a. - by MCCZ

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
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ID 589929 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 8/27/2010 5:38:23 AM
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The current project does not depend on the System.Design assembly directly. However, one of the component on the form which is referenced by binary only (DLL) depends on .NET 2.0 System.Design.dll. The VS 2010 UI, nor the stack trace, does not support finding the right component which triggers the error.
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Posted by Microsoft on 11/18/2010 at 6:22 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. Customer feedback is a critical part of a successful, impactful software product. Unfortunately another part is the reality of schedules and the need to prioritize investments according to the objectives of the product. We have evaluated the issue that you have reported and at this point in the product's lifecycle, it does not meet the criteria to be addressed. This evaluation is carefully done and considers many aspects including the cost of the fix, implications of the change, and the number of reported instances of the issue.

Many customers have found it useful to discuss issues like this in the forums (http://www.microsoft.com/communities/forums/default.mspx) where Microsoft and other members of the community can recommend ways of achieving the behavior you are interested in.

Thank you,
The Windows Forms Product Team
Posted by Helen [MSFT] on 8/29/2010 at 8:21 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/27/2010 at 5:01 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)