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unable to specify path to assembly in new-item when adding assembly file reference to project
Attempting to specify a path to a dll or exe as an assembly reference is not possible; e.g.:
New-Item -Path dte:\solution\projects\myproj\references -name 'c:\dev\mydll.dll' -type assembly
The issue is that the file path specified in the -name parameter is interpreted by PowerShell as part of the item path, making the resulting item path:
which isn't resolved by the StudioShell path processor (and oddly doesn't generate an error).
The fix should be to be able to specify the assembly path as the -value parameter.