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Syncfusion doesn't appear in Add Reference dialog.

Platform: Miscellaneous |
Control: Install and Configuration

Syncfusion doesn't appear in Add Reference dialog.

If you want to reference the Syncfusion assemblies in a project and the Visual Studio Add Reference dialog doesn’t show the Syncfusion assemblies, do the following:

Ensure that the assemblies exist in GAC from the following locations: For 2.0 and 3.5 assemblies, use C:\Windows\assembly\. For 4.0 assemblies, use C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\.

If the assemblies do not exist in the GAC location, run the Assembly Manager utility to install the correctly versioned Syncfusion assemblies into the GAC:

  • From the Start menu, select Syncfusion > Essential studio x.x.x.x > Dashboard > Utilities > Assembly Management.
  • Set the assembly type as Prebuilt.
  • Set the action to Install version x.x.x.x.
  • For the framework, select All.
  • Click Perform Action.

Now you are able to reference the Syncfusion assemblies from the .NET tab in the Add Reference option of the Solution Explorer.


For VS2010: Please ensure that the project's target framework has been set to .Net Framework 4.0 instead of .Net Framework 4.0 Client Profile.

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Will Autio
Feb 16, 2016
How do I add a Reference for UWP Win 10 VS 2015? Neither GAC_MSIL or Start menu, select Syncfusion > Essential studio x.x.x.x > Dashboard > Utilities > Assembly Management seem to work. Thanks Reply
Manoj Babu B [Syncfusion]
Feb 18, 2016
Assembly Manager is not required for UWP to get it from an Add reference dialog. We provide the SDK package for Universal Windows while installing the Essential Studio UWP build. The SDK package "Syncfusion controls for UWP XAML" is available in the Add reference dialog and it can be added by following the below steps, 1) Right click the “References” in the Universal Windows platform project. 2) Select “Add Reference”. 3) Choose “Extensions” under Universal Windows tab. 4) Select "Syncfusion controls for UWP XAML". Also you can add reference for an individual assembly in Universal Windows Platform project. Individual assemblies are available in the following Syncfusion setup installed folder location, [Drive]:\Program Files (x86)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\<$version>\Assemblies for Universal Windows\10.0 We do not install the universal Windows assemblies in GAC. So, Assembly Manager will not work for this reference. Please follow above mentioned steps to add the Universal Windows assembly in reference. Reply
Sep 07, 2017


I  still have the problem on my Win10 64bit with VS 2015 Community. Any idea to solve it?



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