You create a Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 setup project (.vdproj) that references valid third-party assemblies as dependencies. However, when you use the devenv.com command to build the project, you receive the following error message:
ERROR: Unable to update the dependencies of the project. The dependencies for the object ‘assembly_name’ cannot be determined."
Note You do not encounter the problem when you use earlier versions of Visual Studio.
This problem occurs because the Visual Studio 2010 has changed how dependency refreshment operates.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Additionally, you can download this hotfix rollup from the following Microsoft Connect website:
There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix package.
You do not have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if the affected files are not being used.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix package does not replace a previously released hotfix package.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.