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Visual Studio 2005 Freezes when building BizTalk projects

Have you ever seen VS2005 freeze when building BizTalk projects? I have and it was not a pleasant experience.  In search for a solution back in October last year, I meticulously collected info about my environment and posted it on MSDN Forums.   I just ran into this problem again today and I saw that someone responded to my post with a solution that actually works! Even though the solution is ridiculous it worked for me.  Thank you Hema!


February 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment

WCF Project Templates in Visual Studio 2005

In VS 2005, if you want to use WCF  project templates and also generate WCF proxy code by choosing the “Add Service Reference” item in the context menu as shown below, then you will need to install the following items on your dev machine:

I was a little disappointed to find out that the VS05 Fx3.0 extensions are only available as a CTP.  The final release of this functionality has been revised and released as part of Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas).  Also, it would have been nice if VS08 supported BizTalk project templates since it supports generating assemblies for multiple target framework versions.  Maybe there will be an extension to VS08 that will support BizTalk project templates in the future? This way I can save some space on my HD by only keeping around VS08.  I hope so….

.NET 3.0 Visual Studio 2005 Project Templates

 WCF and WPF Visual Studio Project Templates

Visual Studio 2005 Add Service Reference

 Add Service Reference Item in the context menu

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment