Avoiding Visual Studio Fakes Build break
If you are using Visual Studio Fakes in your Unit Testing, and you created your test project from any of the below versions of Visual Studio, then if you upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 Update 4, you may start hitting build errors around Microsoft.QualityTools.Testing.Fakes.dll.
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2013 Update1
Visual Studio 2013 Update2
Visual Studio 2013 Update3
Exact error message : “The type ‘Microsoft.QualityTools.Testing.Fakes.Stubs.StubBase`1’ is defined in an assembly that is not referenced. You must add a reference to assembly ‘Microsoft.QualityTools.Testing.Fakes, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'”.
To overcome this build error : please follow any of the below workarounds :
1. In all your .proj files that refer this assembly, remove the version info from the reference. (it should not be having 184.108.40.206)
2. In all your .proj files that refer this assembly, turn specific version field of the reference to “false”.
Hope this helps.