The type 'System.Attribute' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced RRS feed

  • Question

  • 1. Open Visual Studio 2013

    2. File > New > Project

    3.Visual C# > Windows Store > Coded UI Test Project

    4. Right click on References > Check  Windows > OK

    After running the test , below error occurs. Could you please suggest any solution.

    "Error 1 The type 'System.Attribute' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly 'System.Runtime, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'. "

    Monday, January 13, 2014 1:47 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    I can get the same result with you. If I don’t add Windows assembly into Coded UI test project, I won’t get such issue.

    I find a Microsoft Connect: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/759695/windows-winmd-cant-be-referenced-from-vs-in-a-desktop-app which said that Windows.winmdcan’t be referenced in a VS desktop app. So I doubt that  we can't use Windows.UI.Xaml.Media.Imaging in Coded UI test or we need to add something more.

    To get the issue confirmed and diagnose by product team, you also can  create connect report for it. You will get email notification for update.http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/CreateFeedback.aspx, if you submit it, you could share us the link here, so we could know the latest information from the Product team expert. And I will help you to vote it.

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    • Proposed as answer by Amanda Zhu Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:55 AM
    • Edited by Amanda Zhu Monday, January 20, 2014 1:00 AM edit
    • Marked as answer by Amanda Zhu Monday, January 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:34 AM
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