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Error – You are trying to install this package does not contain any assembly references that are compatible with that framework


When trying to install the Windows Phone toolkit via NuGet Manager in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, you might receive the following error.

“Install-Package : Could not install package ‘WPtoolkit 4.2013.08.16’. You are trying to install this package into a project that targets

‘WindowsPhone,Version=v8.0’, but the package does not contain any assembly references that are compatible with that framework. For more information,

contact the package author.

At line:1 char:1

+ Install-Package WPtoolkit

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Install-Package], InvalidOperationException

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : NuGetCmdletUnhandledException,NuGet.PowerShell.Commands.InstallPackageCommand”

Error - You are trying to install this package does not contain any assembly references that are compatible with that framework

The reason for this error is that you might be having an older version of NuGet installed. Just download the latest version of NuGet Package Manager from Visual Studio Gallery and install it.

Error - You are trying to install this package does not contain any assembly references that are compatible with that framework

Restart the Visual Studio and then try the installation. You should get the Windows Phone toolkit installed 🙂

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.