Add Reference adds wrong version of dll

Posted on 2008-10-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have two versions of a dll that I've developed.  Both of these versions are visible in the object browser.   In the Add References Dialog .NET tab, only the first version is visible, but it is listed twice.  No matter how I select the second version (browsing or recent tab), the first version is always added to the project.  Also, I have several projects in a solution, and one of the projects has the newer version in its references.  The difference, I believe, is that the problem projects at one time had the older version as a reference and the one without the problem never did.  Any ideas?
Question by:dorenstein
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Expert Comment

ID: 22715806
Try to remove the wrong reference, make a Clean Solution, and then add the right reference.

Author Comment

ID: 22716119
I tried your suggestion.  The double listing of the old vesion in the add references .NET tab is gone, in fact, it is not listed at all.  Otherwise, the same symptoms:  The old version is added even though I am asking for the new version.

Thanks anyway.

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tiagosalgado earned 500 total points
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Author Comment

ID: 22716608

Many Thanks.  Your second solution did the trick (I was afraid to try the first).  Interestingly, I only had to change one incidence of the bad reference, and it fixed the references in the other projects!

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ID: 31506060
Thanks again.

Author Comment

ID: 22716630
(I meant your 3rd solution did the trick - the one at MS)

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