[SOLVED] Could not find a part of the path … bin\roslyn\csc.exe


I am trying to run Asp.net MVC project retrieved from TFS source control. I have added all assembly references and I am able to build and compile successfully without any error or warning.

But I get the following error in the browser:

Could not find a part of the path

Here is a full screenshot of the error page.

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After few days of research, I understood that Roslyn is .Net compiler platform that offers advance compiling features. However, I do not understand why my build is trying to find \bin\roslyn\csc.exe because I did not configure anything related to Roslyn nor I intend to use Roslyn in my project.


The problem with the default VS2015 templates is that the compiler isn’t actually copied to the tfr\bin\roslyn\ directory, but rather the {outdir}\roslyn\ directory

Add this code in your .csproj file:

<Target Name="CopyRoslynFiles" AfterTargets="AfterBuild" Condition="!$(Disable_CopyWebApplication) And '$(OutDir)' != '$(OutputPath)'">
      <RoslynFiles Include="$(CscToolPath)\*" />
    <MakeDir Directories="$(WebProjectOutputDir)\bin\roslyn" />
    <Copy SourceFiles="@(RoslynFiles)" DestinationFolder="$(WebProjectOutputDir)\bin\roslyn" SkipUnchangedFiles="true" Retries="$(CopyRetryCount)" RetryDelayMilliseconds="$(CopyRetryDelayMilliseconds)" />

Answered By – Mitchell

Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (BugsFixing Admin)

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