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I am very new to programming and was given this project to try to figure out, While trying to build I get the error message the "ResolveAssemblyReference" task failed unexpectedly.  System.IO.PathTooLongException
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by:SpeedFingolf
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The error explanation is quite straight-forward. It is telling you that app Path name exceeds the lenghts allowed by your IDE. I can't remember which is the maximun lenght allowed, but you can check in Help File.

Here you can find more info, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5eyyxc3b.aspx.

In order to build your app, you should move it to a root folder in the disk or to some not so deep folder.

Regards,
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by:jeremyj54
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I looked at that and put the project in the root directory and it still gets this error.  The path is nowhere near the 360 character cap.
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by:SpeedFingolf
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Have you check the path of every component that you could be using and its location on the disk? Forgive if I sound kind of rude before. I didn't mean it.
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by:jeremyj54
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I have checked as well as I know how, is there an easy way to check all dependence paths?
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by:SpeedFingolf
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I haven't tried it, but this program seems to do what you are looking for:

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/DependencyTracker.aspx
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by:SpeedFingolf
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Does the error provide more info? In which dependency component, it aborts building? Can you see it in your result/task bar?
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by:jeremyj54
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I have attached the error
Error.doc
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by:SpeedFingolf
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The error is

The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.

Check every folder of your solution... (check that you are building the app you moved to the root folder) and check that you are not having a deep folder structure for your app.

What about .NET framework installation directory? Is it possible that your may have installed in other location different from the default? Is your solution folder showing any missing dependency?

If nothing of this work, I don't know what else I can suggest to you...

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by:SpeedFingolf
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I've been researching on the Internet and I found this. Maybe it can be useful for you...

[...] post app.config or project file. This error seems to be with the project file / appconfig file and it [...]

After that the user answered:

Your comments lead me to look in the app.config file and I found a hold over runtime section for issues I was having with runtime binding

Below is the code that the user removed.

The comments continued: After pulling this out, it compiles fine.

You can find the whole post in the following address:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msbuild/thread/90b81569-0dcd-4c5e-ab9e-32b92ff72b7e/

Please let me know if it helps.

Regards.
<input style="padding: 0pt; font-size: 14px; height: 18px;">
<runtime>
 
<assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
 
<dependentAssembly>
 
<assemblyIdentity name="Micron.Facilities.Data" publicKeyToken="2D8C82D3A1452EF1" culture="neutral"/>
 
<bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.*" newVersion="2.0.0.0"/>
 
</dependentAssembly>
 
</assemblyBinding>
 
</runtime>

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by:SpeedFingolf
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I don't know what happened. My post originally was:

I've been researching on the Internet and I found this. Maybe it can be useful for you...

[...] post app.config or project file. This error seems to be with the project file / appconfig file and it [...]

After that the user answered:

"Your comments lead me to look in the app.config file and I found a hold over runtime section for issues I was having with runtime binding"

Below is the code referenced in the last paragraph

The comments continued: "After pulling this out, it compiles fine."

You can find the whole post in the following address:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msbuild/thread/90b81569-0dcd-4c5e-ab9e-32b92ff72b7e/

Please let me know if it helps.

Regards.


<runtime>
 
<assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
 
<dependentAssembly>
 
<assemblyIdentity name="Micron.Facilities.Data" publicKeyToken="2D8C82D3A1452EF1" culture="neutral"/>
 
<bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.*" newVersion="2.0.0.0"/>
 
</dependentAssembly>
 
</assemblyBinding>
 
</runtime>

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I finnaly found out that the problem was that I had the wrong version of visual studio, I had vs 2005 standard and only the pro version works with crystal reports.
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