An error has been encountered that prevents reference 'reference' from loading. <reason>
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An error has been encountered that prevents reference 'reference' from loading. <reason> 

A fatal error has been encountered when removing a reference from the project file. The causes for this error are identified in <reason>, and could be:

  • Malformed GUID for a reference. This is applicable for COM references only.

  • Bad wrapper tool. Currently, the wrapper tool property can be one of tlbimp, aximp, or primary. This is applicable for COM references only.

  • Bad project reference string. This is applicable for project-to-project references only.

To correct this error

  • Add the reference to the project to resolve this error.

    Any reference for which this diagnostic is displayed will not be loaded into the project.

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