sdk\1.0.0-rc4-004771 Disappeared Creating a .Net Core project in VS2015

Error MSB4019 The imported project “C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\1.0.0-rc4-004771\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v14.0\DotNet\Microsoft.DotNet.Props” was not found. Confirm that the path in the declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk. MyProject C:\Users\Paul\documents\visual studio 14\Projects\MyProject\Myproject\MyProject.xproj

This issue, on initial investigation, looks like a problem with the VS Tools location (defined here in the xproj):

  <Import Project="$(VSToolsPath)\DotNet\Microsoft.DotNet.Props" Condition="'$(VSToolsPath)' != ''" />

However, the fix was in the new file Global.json:

{
  "projects": [ "src", "test" ],
  "sdk": {
    "version": "1.0.0-preview2-003131"
  }
}

When the project was migrated to VS2017, the global.json was changed to look like this:

{"projects":["src","test"]}

So it looks like MS are moving away from the idea of these external project / solution state definition files. Which is a shame, because I really thought they were a good idea.

References

https://www.microsoft.com/net/download/core

https://jeremylindsayni.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/upgrading-from-net-core-1-0-t0-1-1-with-visual-studio-2015/

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