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The following files may have dependencies that cannot be determined automatically 

The specified files in the project output group are COM files; dependencies can only be determined automatically for .NET Framework assemblies. These files may have dependencies that, if not installed, could cause the application to fail when installed on a target computer.

To correct this error

  • Determine any dependencies for these files and add them to the deployment project. You can use a tool such the Dependency Walker (depends.exe) that is included in the Visual Studio Tools directory to determine the dependencies.


    Most dependency-checking tools, such as Depends.exe, will only find early-bound dependencies; late-bound dependencies will only appear at run time. For more information about dependencies, see Deployment and Dependencies.

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