.net core on VS 2015 image

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20 Mar, 2017 08:02 PM

About an hour ago our .net core builds stopped working on the VS 2015 image. The Previous VS 2015 image does work.

Error message:
error MSB4019: The imported project "C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\1.0.1\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v14.0\DotNet\Microsoft.DotNet.Props" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 20 Mar, 2017 08:08 PM

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    We are gradually rolling out an update to Visual Studio 2015 image where .NET Core SDK 1.0.1 is installed.

    Adding global.json to the folder with solution should fix that error: https://github.com/appveyor/ci/issues/1377#issuecomment-287644271

    Let me know if that worked.

  2. 2 Posted by michiel on 20 Mar, 2017 08:25 PM

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    I already have a global.json with SDK 1.0.0-preview2-1-003177 in my projects for a few months. Used to work fine. .Net core sdk 1.0.1 is not new, it was released in september 2016 I think.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 20 Mar, 2017 08:30 PM

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    Is global.json located in the same folder with .sln file?
    How do you build the app?

  4. 4 Posted by michiel on 20 Mar, 2017 08:53 PM

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    Yes, located in the same folder.

    But before building I'm manually calling dotnet restore, and then it's giving the error.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 20 Mar, 2017 08:59 PM

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    If you are calling dotnet restore <path-to\solution.sln> for the solution file which is not in the root of the repo then add another global.json to the root of the repo:

      "sdk": {
        "version": "1.0.0-preview2-1-003177"

    dotnet command line is first looking for global.json in the current folder.

  6. 6 Posted by michiel on 21 Mar, 2017 09:53 AM

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    Ok thanks, it worked.

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