BizTalk Server 2009 and VS2008 SP1 compatibility

May 7, 2009 at 4:49 PM
How do I get BizTalk Software Factory to play nice with BizTalk Server 2009 and VS2008 SP1? I've had a look at the source and one immediate pain point that came up was compilation errors resulting, I believe, from breaking changes in BTS09 project structure. Specifically, Microsoft.BizTalk.Studio.Extensibility.IBtsProject no longer exists so AddReferenceToBizTalkProject does not compile. 
Coordinator
May 13, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Things have significantly changed in BizTalk 2009 opposed to BizTalk 2006 regarding to the Visual Studio project structure. BizTalk 2009 is now a first class citizen of Visual Studio so there is no longer a special BizTalk BizTalk project structure. The BSF is targetted at Visual Studio 2005 so it won't work with Visual Studio 2008 as used for BizTalk 2009.

Besides that, the GAT/GAX which are used to build the BSF are different between the Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 versions.

At this moment there are no concrete plans to migrate the BSF to Visual Studio 2008 using the current code base, but if you like to dive into this I would encourage it.

Aug 3, 2009 at 4:21 PM
jeanpaulsmit wrote:

Things have significantly changed in BizTalk 2009 opposed to BizTalk 2006 regarding to the Visual Studio project structure. BizTalk 2009 is now a first class citizen of Visual Studio so there is no longer a special BizTalk BizTalk project structure. The BSF is targetted at Visual Studio 2005 so it won't work with Visual Studio 2008 as used for BizTalk 2009.

Besides that, the GAT/GAX which are used to build the BSF are different between the Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 versions.

At this moment there are no concrete plans to migrate the BSF to Visual Studio 2008 using the current code base, but if you like to dive into this I would encourage it.

Does the latest release (v1.6) address these shortcomings? I noticed a 2008 branch in the source but I'm not sure if that means support for VS2008 and BTS 2009.

Coordinator
Aug 4, 2009 at 11:18 PM
Yes it does, but this release is still in development, so no guarantees :-)

Rgds, Dick


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Subject: Re: BizTalk Server 2009 and VS2008 SP1 compatibility [bsf:55602]

From: jimitndiaye
jeanpaulsmit wrote:
Things have significantly changed in BizTalk 2009 opposed to BizTalk 2006 regarding to the Visual Studio project structure. BizTalk 2009 is now a first class citizen of Visual Studio so there is no longer a special BizTalk BizTalk project structure. The BSF is targetted at Visual Studio 2005 so it won't work with Visual Studio 2008 as used for BizTalk 2009.
Besides that, the GAT/GAX which are used to build the BSF are different between the Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 versions.
At this moment there are no concrete plans to migrate the BSF to Visual Studio 2008 using the current code base, but if you like to dive into this I would encourage it.
Does the latest release (v1.6) address these shortcomings? I noticed a 2008 branch in the source but I'm not sure if that means support for VS2008 and BTS 2009.


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Mar 29, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Hello

Are IBtsProject and IBtsReferences available in v 3.0 for BTS 2010? If not, is there an alternative for these interfaces?