The referenced assembly could not be resolved because it has a dependency ...

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  1. Thomas
    Thomas avatar
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    Nov 2011

    Posted 12 Mar 2012 Link to this post


    I get this warning since I have updated from Q3 2011 to Q1 2012.
    Now everything works but how can I get rid of this warning ?

    Warning    3    The referenced assembly "Telerik.WinControls.UI.Design, Version=2012.1.301.40, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5bb2a467cbec794e, processorArchitecture=MSIL" could not be resolved because it has a dependency on "System.Drawing.Design, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" which is not in the currently targeted framework ".NETFramework,Version=v4.0,Profile=Client". Please remove references to assemblies not in the targeted framework or consider retargeting your project.

    Thank you.
  2. Richard Slade
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    May 2009

    Posted 13 Mar 2012 Link to this post


    It sounds as though you are building your project with .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile. The system requirement in this case is for a dependancy on an assembly which is not found in the Client Profile and so it is asking you to re-target your project to the .NET Framework 4.0 Full Profile.

    You can change this in the Advanced Compile Options of the Compile tab of the Project properties. You may need to manually add the assembly that is missing once you have changed the target to full profile.
    Hope that helps
  3. Jack
    Jack avatar
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    Posted 15 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Thomas,

    Richard's suggestion is correct. Just to mention that you do not need to reference the Telerik.WinControls.UI.Design assembly in your application. This assembly contains control designers and it is not required when running the application. All other Telerik assemblies are .Net 4.0 client profile compliant and by excluding this assembly from your project you can still target .Net 4.0 client profile.
    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team
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