WCSF 2.0 & VS 2008. Missing Package for adding Business/Foundation Modules

Topics: Web Client Software Factory, UIP Application Block discussion, User Forum
Mar 4, 2008 at 1:15 PM
I'm not sure if I did anything wrong when installing the latest WCSF 2.0 (Web Client Software Factory - February 2008.msi) but for some reason I am unable to find how to add additional modules to my project. I recall that the 2005 version had a guidance package for creating new modules. So am I missing something or were these packages not a part of the VS 2008 release?

Thank you,
David Negron
Revolve Marketing
Mar 4, 2008 at 2:38 PM
I am using VS2008. Were you using the WCSF right-click context menu from a /Module folder or below? I believe the new business modules need to be created there, and not under something like /App_Code. I created a new solution folder under Modules for my project and the create business module worked fine.
Mar 4, 2008 at 6:19 PM


jayedgar wrote:
I am using VS2008. Were you using the WCSF right-click context menu from a /Module folder or below? I believe the new business modules need to be created there, and not under something like /App_Code. I created a new solution folder under Modules for my project and the create business module worked fine.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2394/2310086545_7eb3129abb_o.gif Image of my context menu from solution explorer.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/2310086421_fab6ba355e_o.gif Image of solution explorer view.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/2310890768_cf5ca81ab7_o.gif Image of new project dialog window.

I dont see any dialog or context menu options that give me the option to add either a business or foundation module.

Thank you,
David Negron
Revolve Marketing

Mar 4, 2008 at 6:57 PM
Sorry then... guess you'll have to have one of the experts diagnose it.

On my installation of the same feb 2008 msi package with VS2008, I get the "Web Client Factory" item (with the Add Business and Add Founational Modules subitems) just above the "Build" option on the context menu for the Modules (as seen in your first gif).

I see a lot of these kind of issues with the various guidance packages like the SCSF. I like the structure they provide, but things always seem a bit brittle, especially with regards to upgrades. On the plus side, I've often gotten quick answers in these forums, as evidenced by my own question on WCSF being answered within a few hours.

Coordinator
Mar 4, 2008 at 11:50 PM
Edited Mar 5, 2008 at 3:34 PM

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dnegron wrote:


jayedgar wrote:
I am using VS2008. Were you using the WCSF right-click context menu from a /Module folder or below? I believe the new business modules need to be created there, and not under something like /App_Code. I created a new solution folder under Modules for my project and the create business module worked fine.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2394/2310086545_7eb3129abb_o.gif Image of my context menu from solution explorer.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/2310086421_fab6ba355e_o.gif Image of solution explorer view.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/2310890768_cf5ca81ab7_o.gif Image of new project dialog window.

I dont see any dialog or context menu options that give me the option to add either a business or foundation module.

Thank you,
David Negron
Revolve Marketing


If I understand correctly, you created your Web Client Solution with the WCSF Feb 2008. Is this correct?

How did you get the Admin folder and project added to the solution? Did you add a new item since you could not see the Add Module recipe?

Blaine Wastell
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Mar 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Edited Mar 5, 2008 at 11:07 AM
RESOLVED

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/2311624047_378a1eb251_o.gif Image of my context menu from solution explorer shows add business/foundation module.

blainew - You are correct I manually added the Admin folder to my solution on account that I could not find any other option.

I feel a bit foolish but here is what went wrong. Due to the incompatibility of WCSF 1.0 with VS 2008 I took it upon myself to manually create my own implementation with out using the guidance package to setup the project. I assumed that once I installed WCSF 2.0 that things would be wired up for me and thus allow me to add business/foundation modules from the add new project dialog and not some context menu option. So long story short I created a new test project using the guidance package and bam it all works as you all had said it should.

Thank you all for taking time out to help me out I really appreciate your help.
David Negron
Revolve Marketing