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Could Not Load File or Assembly in Release Configuration

Problem:

    • Add a reference by browsing and selecting the corresponding dll. It's a dll not available in nuget package manager.
    • The project builds and executes fine in Debug Mode
    • The project fails to build or publish in Release Mode

Solution:

    • Go to Project Properties
    • Build. Select Release Configuration
    • Output section
    • Generate serialization assembly: Disable