Here is what I did before I got this error:
here is the error:
Exception calling "CreateInstanceFrom" with "8" argument(s): "Could not load file or assembly 'EntityFramework, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicK eyToken=b77a5c561934e089' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from H RESULT: 0x80131040)" At C:\Projects\BCATracker.Web\packages\EntityFramework.6.0.0- alpha2\tools\EntityFramework.psm1:425 char:31 + $domain.CreateInstanceFrom <<<< ( + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) , MethodInvocationException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DotNetMethodTargetInvocation
Here is what I have tried:
Looking at the proj file I see this:
<Reference Include="EntityFramework, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>..\packages\EntityFramework.5.0.0\lib\net40\EntityFramework.dll</HintPath> </Reference>
What could be a possible root cause?
I figured out the problem. EntityFramework.dll needed to be in the GAC for Visual Studio to use it from the package manager.
Note: It may be wise to restart the computer entirely at this point.
I'm not sure why Visual Studio stopped seeing the DLL, but this got me past this problem.