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WCF LOB Adapter not available in Visual Studio 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have a Windows 2008-server with installed on it:

    - Biztalk Server 2009

    - Visual Studio 2008

    - SQL Server 2008

     

    I just installed WCF LOB Adapter SDK and its SP2, but the WCF LOB Adapter project template is not visible in Visual Studio 2008.

    Can the SDK be used in VS2008?

     

    Greets,

    Nils

    • Edited by Nils Gruson Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:46 PM
    Saturday, April 17, 2010 10:18 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    While installing the WCF LOB adapter SDK, have you chosen 'Complete' installation. If not then try the following:

    1. Open Add/Remove programs in control panel
    2. Select the change option WCF LOB adapter SDK and enable 'Tools' in the list of features to be installed (Tools install the Add adapter Service ref plug-in).

    If you want to develop a custom WCF Lob Adapter I like to refer to previous link to create one. If like to know more about the BizTalk Adapter Pack and WCF SDK see my article from Hotrod 8.

    Regards,

    Steef-Jan Wiggers
    MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/
    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly

     


    BizTalk
    • Marked as answer by Nils Gruson Monday, April 19, 2010 9:12 PM
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 8:43 AM
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All replies

  • Hi Nils,

    You can read what the SDK offers, when downloading it (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=47AB6F21-0D8B-4C90-A8B9-E8647281B164&displaylang=en&displaylang=en). It does not offer any typical VS Template for building a WCF LOB Adapter. To have an understanding or view of how you create your own custome adapter look at this post: http://geekswithblogs.net/michaelstephenson/archive/2009/02/10/129302.aspx.

    Regards,

    Steef-Jan Wiggers
    MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/
    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly


    BizTalk
    Saturday, April 17, 2010 7:12 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Steef-Jan,

    A certain project type in VS is registered  in a project template, that's what I meant with template. I changed the topic title to be more clear. In other words, I don't see the option WCF LOB Adapter in the New Project dialog in VS2008. It doesn't seem to be registered properly. According to the download link you posted, the SDK should work properly with both VS2008 and Windows 2008.

    Anyone got the SDK working in VS2008/Windows 2008?

    Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:46 PM
  • Hi,

    While installing the WCF LOB adapter SDK, have you chosen 'Complete' installation. If not then try the following:

    1. Open Add/Remove programs in control panel
    2. Select the change option WCF LOB adapter SDK and enable 'Tools' in the list of features to be installed (Tools install the Add adapter Service ref plug-in).

    If you want to develop a custom WCF Lob Adapter I like to refer to previous link to create one. If like to know more about the BizTalk Adapter Pack and WCF SDK see my article from Hotrod 8.

    Regards,

    Steef-Jan Wiggers
    MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/
    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly

     


    BizTalk
    • Marked as answer by Nils Gruson Monday, April 19, 2010 9:12 PM
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 8:43 AM
    Moderator
  • There is not a new project type loaded with the WCF LOB SDK for the client side on VS 2008. You can know it is there by right-clicking on a .NET project and going to "Add Adapter Service Reference". You can also right-click on a BizTalk project and clicking Add\Generated Item, and then clicking the ConsumeAdapterService template to generate a BizTalk schema.

    -- updated --

    I just realized the question was about creating a new WCF LOB adapter not about the client side.

    There are actually 2 VS extensions loaded with the WCF LOB SDK for the server side of creating a new LOB adapter and creating a new service wrapping the LOB adapter. The extensions load on VS 2008 and on VS 2010 with the 2010 beta version of the WCF LOB SDK.

    Thanks,


    If this answers your question, please use the "Answer" button to say so | Ben Cline
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:39 PM
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  • The WCF LOB Adapter project type wasn't available to me in VS2008. The project type comes with the SDK, right?

    Anyway, I had to install the 'Tools' part from the setup as Steef-Jan suggested. Now I can create WCF LOB Adapter projects (http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3121/wcflobadapter.jpg). This isn't installed by default as it turned out.

    Thanks for the help!

    Nils Gruson

    Monday, April 19, 2010 9:22 PM
  • Hi, ngruson

    How could you create WCF LOB Adapter?

    Please let me know the procedure.

    And I'm using an environment below, can I do as well?

    OS : Windows XP

    Dev : Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition

    Adapter : Biztalk Adapter Pack 2.0 , WCF LOB Adapter SDK

    Thank you.

    KZ2010

    Monday, May 24, 2010 9:53 AM
  • Hi,

    If you mean you want to create a custom WCF Adapter then there is a detailed writeup called: My First Custom WCF Lob Adapter Walk Through from Micheal Stephenson. If you have succesfully setup the environment you describe than you can develop it on that environment.

    HTH

    Regards,

    Steef-Jan Wiggers
    MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/
    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly


    BizTalk
    Monday, May 24, 2010 10:30 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Steef-Jan

    Thank you for your reply.

    I copied "Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Wizards.dll" to <C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE>.Then I could create a custom WCF Adapter.

    But I want to use "Add Adapter Service Reference" on VS2008.

    Is it impossible without BizTalk Server?

    Regards,

    KZ2010

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 5:14 AM