Do you find yourself unable to do a “ctrl + .” for code suggestions in VS 2015? An error message comes up saying the following:
Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.CodeAnalysis, version= 188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
For some developers, you can still build and develop but you can’t get “ctrl + .” to work for you. Below are suggestions for fixing this bug.
If you’re working on a web project, ASP.NET uses the nuget package Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform to update the Microsoft.CodeAnalysis assemblies. So updated the DotNetCompilerPlatform package.
In Visual Studio:
Tools-> Nuget Package Manager -> Package Manager Console
and then type:
- Go to you project folder in Windows Explorer
- Delete the packages folder in your Project Folder
- Go back to Visual Studio, Right-Click on your solution and select “Restore Nuget Packages”
Update to Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. Here is a link: Download from here
Kindly indicate the option that works for you in the comment section below.