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VS2013 crashes when adding reference with dependencies that cannot be found
Using VS2013 Ultimate, the Visual Studio IDE crashes when adding a reference to a .NET DLL which has dependencies that cannot be found. This can be worked around by copying all the DLLs in to the same folder as the startup file.
The following exception can be seen when selecting 'debug' on the 'VS2013 has encountered a problem..." dialog:
System.IO.FileNotFoundException was unhandled
Message: An unhandled exception of type 'System.IO.FileNotFoundException' occurred in Microsoft.PythonTools.IronPython.Interpreter.dll
Additional information: Could not load file or assembly 'xxx, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
This behaviour can be seen in code using the clr.AddReferenceToFileAndPath, via the Add Reference dialog in the solution explorer, as well as specifying the search path to the folder in the solution explorer.
This is seen in the most recent version of the tools, PTVS 2.1 RC.