SdkApi_Desktop - adding this as reference to Project in VS2017 causes compiling error

I have a project where I use the LINK OS SDK for communicating with Zebra printers. it is in VS2017.  the application runs fine in development mode. but when I try to compile the "Setup" project, it fails to compile. no reference is then added to dependencies folder.  if I remove the SdkApi_Desktop - reference , then the solution compiles fine.  has anyone else encountered this problem? any solutions?


Bill Sandhu