When you run Performance Wizard after doing custom VSTS install choosing VB only, a dialog box will pop up with an error message “Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5 (Time: 25 minutes)
Resolution: User needs to install manually either C# or C++ or J# feature on the system.
Repro Steps ========== 1. Install VS 2005 Team suite with custom installation and install only Visual Basic. 2. Launch Visual Studio 2005 from Start menu. 3. Create Project -> Choose "Windows Application" form 4. Tools -> Performance Tools -> Performance Wizard NOTE: choose "Instrumentation" on Specify the profiling method page 5. right-click on name of the application in Performance Explore and select "Launch" 6. A dialog box will pop up with an error message "Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified."
The problem is the required file Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine is only installed with C++, C# or J# but not VB, yet the feature depending on it requires that component.
Content by: Soumitra Mondal