I was one of the developers that installed the Web Application Projects MSI before Visual Studio Service Pack 1 was available.  After the service pack came out, I didn’t uninstall the MSI and just installed the SP.  We all know and heard the horror stories on how long it took to install SP 1.

Well, today I was finally getting my CI server going for my personal MonoRail project and came across this error:

C:devJasonMeridthDotComtrunkJasonMeridthJasonMeridth.csproj(144,11): error MSB4019: The imported project “C:Program FilesMSBuildMicrosoftVisualStudiov8.0WebApplicationsMicrosoft.WebApplication.targets” was not found. Confirm that the path in the declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

After reading this blog entry by mnissen, I moved the targets file to my solution and fixed the csproj file.  I can’t believe that it would get installed into a local Program Files directory, but that is just me.

I realize this is a “hack” for now.  I will be uninstalling Service Pack 1 and uninstalling the MSI, then re-installing the Service Pack, but this works for now.

Just wanted to share in case anyone else with this problem needs it.

Side Note:  I’ll be blogging about code soon.  Evan is making us all look like slackers. :)