vs2012 wdk8 could not load file or assembly microsoft.visualstudio.project RRS feed

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  • Which version of Visual Studio are you using (Express, Pro, Ultimate...)? The WDK does not work with VS Express, so that could be the issue here. Also ensure that you are using the latest version of the WDK 8 (available here).

    Make sure you have the following file in your Visual Studio installation folder (this is the default path on a x64 machine, so adjust it as needed). If that file is missing, you will probably need to reinstall Visual Studio.

    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\Tools\ProjectComponents\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.V11Only.dll

    You can also try to run the Visual Studio setup command. To do that, open a "Developer Command Prompt" for Visual Studio 2012 with administrative rights, and run "devenv.exe /setup" (make sure Visual Studio is closed when you run that).

    If none of the above work, as a last resort, I would suggest uninstalling WDK and Visual Studio, and then reinstalling VS and the WDK.

    Max -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:05 PM
  • Hello,

    Have you install the tools in a proper sequence, if not then.

    Install all these tools in the sequence as given below on your Host Machine.

    .NET Framework 4.5

    Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate

    WDK 8

    WDK 8 Redistributable Components



    • Proposed as answer by Beginner15 Friday, June 21, 2013 2:36 AM
    Friday, June 21, 2013 2:36 AM