Web Client Solutions templates not appearing in VS2008

Topics: Web Client Software Factory
Apr 13, 2008 at 5:01 PM
Hello.

Vista Business with all updates running in Virtual PC2004, 1.5meg RAM, 90gig disk space, VS2008 all updates, .Net 3.5.

I have installed Web Client Software Factory 2.0, Guidance Automation Extensions (February 2008 or later)for Visual Studio 2008, Guidance Automation Toolkit for Visual Studio 2008 (February 2008 or later).

When i go to VS2008, File, New Project, in the New Project dialog, under Project types:, i see Guidance Packages/Guidance Package Development, when i click on Guidance Package Development, i only see one item under Templates:, Guidance Package.

I am not seeing Web Client Development February 2008/Web Client Solution.

Do i need to install Enterprise Library 3.1?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks,
Tony
Apr 13, 2008 at 6:44 PM
Did you check out under the Tools\Guidance Package Manager if the WCSF packages are enabled?
Coordinator
Apr 13, 2008 at 7:47 PM
Edited Apr 13, 2008 at 7:47 PM
EntLib is only required for help links from our integrated help to EntLib's help. It is not otherwise required.

What order did you install the listed items in?
If you installed GAT and/or GAX after WCSF, you will need to re-install WCSF. The WCSF installer checks for GAT/GAX and does not install the factory portions if they are not there, since it needs parts of GAT/GAX to actually register in VS.

One more thing: if you do reinstall WCSF, run it from a CommandPrompt with Admin rights, and run it from msiexec, will verbose logging turned on. This way, if it does not work, we have the log file to figure out why.

Of course, others in the community may have more (or better) ideas...

Michael Puleio - patterns & practices
Webhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/practices/
Bloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/mpuleio/
Apr 14, 2008 at 3:02 PM
Sorry folks. I should have paid more attention. I never did these steps:

Install the Web Client Software Factory Source Code
Install the Composite Web Client Library Source Code

It works now.

Thanks,
Tony


MichaelPuleio wrote:
EntLib is only required for help links from our integrated help to EntLib's help. It is not otherwise required.

What order did you install the listed items in?
If you installed GAT and/or GAX after WCSF, you will need to re-install WCSF. The WCSF installer checks for GAT/GAX and does not install the factory portions if they are not there, since it needs parts of GAT/GAX to actually register in VS.

One more thing: if you do reinstall WCSF, run it from a CommandPrompt with Admin rights, and run it from msiexec, will verbose logging turned on. This way, if it does not work, we have the log file to figure out why.

Of course, others in the community may have more (or better) ideas...

Michael Puleio - patterns & practices
Webhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/practices/
Bloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/mpuleio/

Coordinator
Apr 14, 2008 at 5:12 PM
This still sounds weird. The source code installs should not effect the guidance package experience.
However, if you are happy, and thigns work, I guess we can write it off to gremlins. :-)

Michael Puleio - patterns & practices
Webhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/practices/
Bloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/mpuleio/
Apr 23, 2008 at 6:49 PM
It's not gremlins, same thing happened to me, after installing those executables it worked.
Apr 23, 2008 at 8:40 PM
Whew! For a while there I thought i was a weirdo.

Thanks bdriskel.


bdriskel wrote:
It's not gremlins, same thing happened to me, after installing those executables it worked.