An assembly specified in the application dependencies manifest (…) was not found

Development machines usually have the SDK installed but on production the runtime only.

Add the following to your .csproj file and publish again.


Sometimes this is related to the Startup Project, For example if the migration is a class library in Azure Functions project. You have to make sure when you run Add-Migration while the EF Library project is selected as Startup Project.

For me, the marked answer didn’t solve the issue. My issue was when trying to Add-Migration

Add-Migration -Name initial-migration -Context Mysln.Data.MyDbContext -StartupProject Mysln -Project Mysln.Core

And the error was like this:
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I solved it by downgrading all my Entityframework packages to 2.0.0 instead of the latest 2.2.0-preview one.

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