In this tutorial, you will learn how to fix an error thrown by Visual Studio, Visual Studio Publish, The "PublishTelemetry" Task Could Not Be Loaded. I encountered this issue recently and after Googling failed to see anyone with the same issue. If you find yourself in the same situation, this tutorial will save you a few hours of head-scratching 😒. Read on to learn the fix 🔥🔥🔥

When I tried to do a publish in Visual Studio (after downgrading enterprise to professional) I started to encounter this error:

Looking at the contents within the Visual Studio output window, I could see the issue was occurring here:

I opened the file in my IDE and found an entry called PublishTelemetry and deleted it. Further down in the file, I also found a matching section that also had the same name PublishTelemetry and deleted it. Close Visual Studio, open it and the problem should be fixed. Happy Coding 🤘