I have been struggling with this for too long, please help me.
I had a project up and running using a VS2010 .sln MSBuild. The solution consists of 2 projects. Both projects reference a third party .dll.
I had gotten an updated dll, replaced the existing - then ended up having issues. It makes no sense, but no matter what i do, the build runner complaines of not being able to resolve the types.
Everything runs perfect locally. I ended up deleting and recreating the build project (out of frustration).
I am not even sure of the best way to tell the project what the dependency location is, i have tried everything. The closest i have gotten is including a hint path in the .csproj in the project to the FULL PATH of the 3rd party dll on the CI server. If i put an invalid path, it tells me it cannot find it the assembly and goes no further. If i put a valid path i get this error:
Classes\AccessThirdPartyStuff.cs(6, 7): error CS0246: The type or namespace name 'ISpindler' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
If i open this project on the CI server it compiles just fine.
This is driving me crazy as it seems like such an easy issue. Can someone perhaps provide some insight? I would also like to know what the recommended way to do this is (ie: create a common folder on the CI server for 3rd party compiled dll's, reference it always via x, for local development do y) ???
Thank you in advance :-)