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Reference not known after compiling

Hello
I have a small testproject on VS2010 using c# (.NET 4.0, OS is WinServer2008R2)
I added a reference to a DLL and I can use the functions from this DLL --> VS2010 knows the functions. :-)

But as soon, as I want to compile my application, the VS2010 does not know the functions any more and I get an compile error (CS0246) :-(

After closing and opening the project, the functions are known again untill the next compiling.

What could be the reason?

Eric
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it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
What properties do you have set for this DLL?Capture.JPG-saige-
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ICSAutomationAuthor Commented:
Here are the properties. Sorry, the VS is in german...
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)Commented:
This looks like a COM dll, not a .NET dll

Set Interop-Typen einbetten to True and Lokale Kopie to False. This will include the needed portions of the dll in your application, so you do not need the dll itself. This is often the best way to work with COM dlls.

Something else that you might need to check also. Is the dll mentioned in your error message the same as the one you referenced? If not, then it means that the dll that you referenced calls another dll, and this is the one that is missing. This can happen with COM dlls when their dependency is not registered properly.
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ICSAutomationAuthor Commented:
The settings of the DLL are correct ("Interop-Typen einbetten" to FALSE and "Lokale Kopie" to TRUE).

The solution was to set the Framework to ".NET Framework 4", is was ".NET Framework 4 Client Profile".

Thanks for the hint to read ALL details of the the error message!! :-)
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)Commented:
My comment still holds anyway. Embedding the interop makes it easier because you do not have to distribute and register the dll with your application. Everything is included in your executable.
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