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visual studio 2008 and biztalk 2010

    Question

  • Hi, 

     

    I have recently upgraded from Biztalk 2009 to BizTalk 2010.  visual studio 2010 was installed. now both vs 2008 and 2010 co-exist on the server. However vs 2008 is missing the biztalk project option when i create a new project. Is any plugin for VS 2008 available to make it work with BTS 2010.

    Thanks !!!

    Thursday, October 07, 2010 3:59 PM

Answers

  • No it's not possible. Even if VS2008 and BizTalk 2009 compiled projects will run without a problem in BT2010, there are no addins or templates for VS2010. The only combinations available are:

    BT2009 -> VS2008SP1

    BT2010 -> VS2010

     

    So even if VS2008 and VS2010 can be installed parallel on one server, during the upgrade of BT2009 to BT2010 the installer removed the BT2009 addins in VS2008. So the only chance to develop on a server with BT2010 installed is to install VS2010 and reinstall the developer tools.

    No other solution is supported by MS.


    If you like my post or consider it as a valid answer, please use the buttons to show me - Oliver

    http://biztalk.hauth.me

    • Marked as answer by bts_prof Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:26 PM
    Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:21 PM

All replies

  • Unfortunately not. BizTalk doesn't support side by side installation. Even though Visual Studio happily supports side by side installation, you can have VS 2005, 2008 and 2010 all on the same box.

    You can have only one version of BizTalk running in a single machine, since you upgraded to 2010, you can't use 2009 anymore.

     

     


    Regards, Saravana Kumar [MVP BizTalk Server] http://blogs.digitaldeposit.net/saravana/ http://www.biztalk247.com/
    Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:06 PM
  • Thanks. I have only Biztalk 2010 running on this server. BTS 2009 was upgraded to 2010. Is it possible to have develop projects in visual studio 2008 for BTS 2010. All the biztalk projects we created in VS 2008 were seamlessly working in BTS 2010 without any need to rebuild them in VS 2010. My question is that now in vS 2008 I do not see the BizTalk project creation option. Can I install a plugin to see BTS project option in VS 2008. Thanks much !
    Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:10 PM
  • Hi,

    I do not know if it is possible what I do know is that BizTalk 2010 supports Visual Studio 2010 and there is no plugin (i.e. BizTalk 2010 project templates) in VS2008 for BizTalk 2010 projects.

    Regards,

     

    Steef-Jan Wiggers - MVP & MCTS BizTalk Server 

    blog: http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/

    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly


    BizTalk
    Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:28 PM
  • I have observed the same when we migrated from BizTalk 2006 R2 to BizTalk 2009 as well. Because some of the BizTalk project formats are changed in BizTalk 2009 and thus they are not compatible with VS 2005 any more. Similarly, Visual Studio 2010 IDE is developed using WPF and BizTalk 2010 artifacts leverage VS 2010 IDE's advanced WPF features and thus these may not be backward compatible with Visual Studio 2008. I think, there are also some improvements with Itinerary designer in ESB 2.1 which are available only with VS 2010.

    Also I observed that the runtime dll's or MSI are compatible between versions at runtime(except for some new features available exclusively with BT 2010 like SFTP adapter), but not with lower VS version at design time.

    HTH,


    Please mark it as answer by clicking on "Propose As Answer", if it helps
    Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:44 PM
  • No it's not possible. Even if VS2008 and BizTalk 2009 compiled projects will run without a problem in BT2010, there are no addins or templates for VS2010. The only combinations available are:

    BT2009 -> VS2008SP1

    BT2010 -> VS2010

     

    So even if VS2008 and VS2010 can be installed parallel on one server, during the upgrade of BT2009 to BT2010 the installer removed the BT2009 addins in VS2008. So the only chance to develop on a server with BT2010 installed is to install VS2010 and reinstall the developer tools.

    No other solution is supported by MS.


    If you like my post or consider it as a valid answer, please use the buttons to show me - Oliver

    http://biztalk.hauth.me

    • Marked as answer by bts_prof Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:26 PM
    Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:21 PM
  • Thank you Oliver. We will use Visual Studio 2010 if we decide to go with BTS 2010. 
    Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:26 PM