Upgrading SQLite UWP Reference in Your Project

So Visual Studio has told you there’s an update to SQLLite for UWP. You install it, restart Visual Studio and your project is broken. Here’s how to fix it.

I’m writing these instructions mostly for myself. I keep going through a cycle of worry/confusion -> research/muck around -> solution/relief.


  1. Download and install the SQLite update

  2. Restart Visual Studio and re-open your project

  3. Go into references and expand. Note the small yellow diamond. Right-click and remove SQLite for Universal App Platform. SQLite reference to remove

  4. Re-add the reference (to the latest version) by right-click References -> Add Reference and select SQLite for Universal App Platform

    [caption id="attachment_188” align="aligncenter” width="1180”]SQLite reference The reference you need to add to your project[/caption]