I was one of the developers that installed the Web Application Projects MSI before Visual Studio Service Pack 1 was available. After the service pack came out, I didn’t uninstall the MSI and just installed the SP. We all know and heard the horror stories on how long it took to install SP 1.
Well, today I was finally getting my CI server going for my personal MonoRail project and came across this error:
C:devJasonMeridthDotComtrunkJasonMeridthJasonMeridth.csproj(144,11): error MSB4019: The imported project “C:Program FilesMSBuildMicrosoftVisualStudiov8.0WebApplicationsMicrosoft.WebApplication.targets” was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.
After reading this blog entry by mnissen, I moved the targets file to my solution and fixed the csproj file. I can’t believe that it would get installed into a local Program Files directory, but that is just me.
I realize this is a “hack” for now. I will be uninstalling Service Pack 1 and uninstalling the MSI, then re-installing the Service Pack, but this works for now.
Just wanted to share in case anyone else with this problem needs it.
Side Note: I’ll be blogging about code soon. Evan is making us all look like slackers. :)