<HintPath> in *.csproj file doesn't work for VS2012. - by SoBigSoBig

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ID 758647 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 8/18/2012 8:59:19 PM
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The following CodedUI Dlls are shipped with VS2012. What I did was just copy them to a separate folder and reference them from there. I checked the *.csproj file, it has the correct <HintPath> info as below. But in VS2012 property window, I checked the reference path, they are STILL resolved the default locations like "D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\ReferenceAssemblies\v4.0\Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.CodedUITestFramework.dll"

The <HitPath> works for only one of the following DLLs, the "Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework". But I don't see anything different between how this DLL is referenced and the others.

Why is this happening?

I see some other guy reported a bug about VS 2012 assembly binding.(http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vsunittest/thread/ba271f86-ed33-49a5-9b52-99980e88d198)

But I am using the RTM version! This is blocking our whole project!!

    <Reference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.CodedUITestFramework, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, processorArchitecture=MSIL">
     <Reference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, processorArchitecture=MSIL">
     <Reference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Common, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, processorArchitecture=MSIL">
     <Reference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, processorArchitecture=MSIL">
     <Reference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, processorArchitecture=MSIL">
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Posted by Microsoft on 10/9/2012 at 8:22 PM
Hi, please reference to this ConnectId for more information 758629.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/22/2012 at 1:50 PM
Hi, we have identified the nature of the issue and we are tracking it with another connect bug. We will update you once we have more information. Thanks
Posted by Microsoft on 8/21/2012 at 8:00 PM

I was not able to repro this bug, I copied the 5 assemblies to a private directory, then I added a reference to the assemblies using Browse in the RM dialog. They are resolved from the private directory. In the project file they also have a HintPath.

Is there some additional steps you are doing? What type of project and fx version are you targeting?

This might also be a transient display issue, you can also check the resolution path by setting the build verbosity to "Detailed" in Tools - Options - Projects and Solutions - Build and Run - MSBuild project build output verbosity. Do a build or rebuild, then in the Output Window look for the "ResolveAssemblyReference" task, you should see entries like "Primary reference "Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.CodedUITestFramework... Resolved file path is ...". Can you confirm the resolved path logged is also icorrect?
Posted by Microsoft on 8/19/2012 at 8:07 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 8/18/2012 at 9:54 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)