I am encountering build errors when setting copy local to false for referenced external assemblies.
Project B depends on Project A
Project A has referenced an external library (log4net).
I now have set copy local to false on Project A for the external assembly (log4net).
Building Project A works fine, Code contract settings for this project are set to Contract Reference Assembly = Build and Perform Runtime Contract Checking = Full.
Now when building Project B which references Project A, the CodeContractRewrite Target throws the following error:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Contracts\Bin\ccrewrite" "@Presentation.WPFccrewrite.rsp"
Reading assembly 'Project A Assembly' from 'Path to Project A assembly' resulted in errors.
Could not resolve type reference: [log4net]log4net.ILog.
ccrewrite : error : Rewrite aborted due to metadata errors. Check output window
Project B has the same Code Contract settings as Project A.
Settings copy local back to true for the log4net library fixes the problem.
Setting the 'Extra Contract Library Paths' also fixes the problem, but is not very helpful. The Code Contracts Settings Pane does not allow me to use properties ($(SolutionDir)) and if I edit the path directly in the project file the Code Contracts settings
pane overwrites the path when making changes to the settings.