Sign In · Register Welcome Guides Recipes APIs Samples Forums Components Videos Forum › Tools and Libraries › Visual Studio Categories Recent Threads Activity Unanswered Best Of... Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count). Articles on Microsoft's website suggest otherwise, and I've linked to at least one.Feel free to post the link in this thread - i'd be interested to see the difference between Right click on Solution. http://gsbook.org/metadata-file/metadata-file-could-not-be-found-asp-net.php
The build succeeded after that. I have try to fix it clean the solution and rebuild the project and solution and others found in Stackoverflow website but I could not fix it, for it, Could anybody For that, I read many posts, blogs etc and found these solutions may be effective (summarizing them over here): Restart VS and try building again. Four Birds + One How can I tell whether a generator was just-started?
Tips above did not help, but after a while i noticed that in some projects are missing references to several assemblies like System.dll. I still think it is related to the Windows max path limit. If nothing works out, as per the blog mentioned in section (2) above, delete the entries of all source files which are no longer present in the source control and the Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
When you add a reference this way, Visual Studio knows where to get the appropriate .dll. But, it did not help me. The last error in this case actually referenced the problem in the source code. Metadata File Could Not Be Found Visual Studio 2015 Csc Unless I'm quoting someone, they're just my own views.
Why did Sansa refuse to leave with Sandor Cleagane (Hound) during the Battle of Blackwater? Does gunlugger AP ammo affects all armor? Read more about why I chose to use Ghost. I had the same issue caused by a dependent project using 4.5.1, while all others were using 4.5.
Visual Studio does a pretty good job normally of warning you if you are adding a reference to something that references back, but for some reason it didn't in this instance. Metadata File Could Not Be Opened Long live opportunism! Were defendants at the Nuremberg trial allowed to deny the holocaust? Validate Random Die Tippers Simple pack Uri builder Is every parallelogram a rectangle ??
Right click and open with Notepad. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/a92dycyz.aspx I spent an entire day working on this problem. Visual Studio 2015 Metadata File Could Not Be Found share|improve this answer answered Jun 27 '14 at 15:13 community wiki Vikram 1 Up voting this answer because we were running into this issue for a coworker. Error Cs0006 Metadata File C# My first error - that is .dll file missing has solved on its own.
WORK=-\Tools\VersionManagementSystem\BusinessLogicLayer\bin\Debug\BusinessLogicLayer.dll This is not a valid path. click site Current build mode is Debug and all projects' configuration is set to Debug. Friday, October 05, 2007 8:35 PM 0 Sign in to vote i asked this question a few weeks ago http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2206525&SiteID=1 but people confused the question with the example. i get Not the answer you're looking for? Metadata File Could Not Be Found Vs 2015
share|improve this answer answered Jan 28 '14 at 6:14 Chris Moschini 18k1391132 add a comment| up vote 3 down vote In my case the issue was that I'd manually deleted a If so, you may be facing a pluralized to unpluralized transition issue. I find the one by @Matt_Bro to be quite a good one. –demongolem Feb 17 '14 at 13:21 3 I have marked Matt's answer as it seems to have worked news Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?
In my case, the project would still build in release mode and it was just when I tried to build in debug that it failed. Metadata File Could Not Be Found Xamarin Restarted VS2015 and solved the issue –Ludo Dec 1 at 22:04 add a comment| up vote 9 down vote I also met this problem. Is it possible that you have a macro definition in the build process set to an invalid value?
if you have projects A, B and C A references B and C as a projects in solution. share|improve this answer answered Jan 19 '13 at 14:16 community wiki Lord of Scripts add a comment| up vote 1 down vote I ended up deleting my references (I had added share|improve this answer answered Jan 5 '14 at 0:46 community wiki bytecode77 add a comment| up vote 2 down vote I had the same problem myself. Metadata File Assembly-csharp.dll Could Not Be Found Unity Related 1206Create Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) file from C#94Metadata file … could not be found error when building projects0C# Compiler Parameters - metadata could not be found0Metadata file '.dll' could not
Section (1): In general solutions: I had 4 errors of this kind (‘metadata file could not be found’) along with 1 error saying 'Source File Could Not Be Opened (‘Unspecified error I followed all of the solutions here but nothing worked. Under Active solution platform select Any CPU share|improve this answer answered Dec 6 '11 at 20:34 community wiki Guy add a comment| up vote 0 down vote I had the same More about the author Go to 'Project Dependencies...'.
Missing .dll file 2. Clean & build the selection and then Clen & Build the remaining projects. –user3752281 Feb 1 at 9:13 | show 3 more comments up vote 16 down vote As far as Section (2): My particular case: I tried all the steps above with various permutations and combinations with restarting VS few times. This might be the cause for the error.
What file in the project is trying to load this? You will see 2 tabs: 'Dependencies' and 'Build Order'. Note that deleting the .suo file will reset the startup project(s) of the solution. If you have references directly to the dlls, instead of referencing the project, you'll get this message.
Go to 'Project Dependencies...'. What's the difference between ls and la? share|improve this answer answered Jul 4 at 18:55 community wiki Oscar Canek add a comment| up vote 0 down vote It seems to happen when you checkout a solution with multiple Rebuild every project individually (Right click> Rebuild).
share|improve this answer answered Feb 23 '15 at 10:49 Lida Weng 164211 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote I had the same problem. If you're in Debug mode, it will get it from the /Debug folder. I managed to get the problem to go away by setting the Active Solution configuration in: Build -> Configuration manager to release. I want to say if you have more than single error along with .dll missing file error!
What should I do? –nightcoder Jun 12 '09 at 14:46 It disappears temporarily. Anyway I added a new WebAPI controller to my MVC application and it automagically got all the references from NuGet. There must be some file in the project somewhere, at some level, that thinks it wants this .dll - why am i not being brought to the text, xml, or binary Or, did you use the "Projects" tab (which lists neighboring projects in your solution)?