Visual Studio 2005 / 2008 / 2010 all lack a good way to define assembly references per solution configuration (‘Debug’ or ‘Release’). This tool fills this gap.
The Assembly Reference Tool was initially written for internal use only. Expecting that the tool could also be useful for other developers, it was published on
An Add-In for Visual Studio 2005 / 2008 can still be found at
The Code Project - Lexware Assembly Reference Tool for Visual Studio 2005 / 2008
. The article contains a description of the implementation of the Add-In including an MSI setup for Visual Studio 2005 / 2008.
This project contains the same Assembly Reference Tool in the form of a Visual Studio 2010 Extension.