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Web Application Project Support

One of the biggest requests since the release of the Web Client Software Factory has been supporting Web Application Projects. The out-of-the-box factory only supports Web Site Projects. Now, thanks to great work by a few of the WCSF team members, you can download the new Web Application Project Guidance Package source code.

Note: The Web Client Software Factory - June 2007 release and newer releases already include support for Web Application Projects in the Web Client Development guidance package.

To use the new Guidance Package, which can be used side-by-side with the Released version, do the following:
  • Make sure you have VS2005 SP1 OR the Web Application Project extension for VS installed.
  • Ensure you have the source code for the Released WCSF on your computer. Run the WebClientFactorySourceInstall.msi (from the Start menu or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Web Client Factory\Source Code). This will place a copy of the source code, by default, in "~\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\WCSF Source".
  • Download the WebClientFactoryWAPSupport source code zip
  • Find the GP folder under the location you have installed the WCSF source code.
  • Unzip the souce code to the GP folder. Unzipping should create a WebClientFactoryWAPSupport folder.
  • Open up the solution file (WebClientFactory Guidance Package (VSTS Tests).sln OR WebClientFactory Guidance Package.sln) in the WebClientFactoryWAPSupport folder.
  • Do a Build -> Rebuild All (if it fails to compile, you did not unzip it to the GP folder)
  • Register the newly built WAP enabled Guidance Package.
  • Open a new instance of VS and have fun.

Last edited Mar 18, 2008 at 3:59 PM by MarianoSzklanny, version 5


mjmahoney Mar 12, 2008 at 5:59 PM 
I am running VS2008 with the February 2008 release. While you instructions called for locating the GP folder in Visual Studio 2005\Projects\WCSF Source I located it in Visual Studio 2008\Projects\WCSF-Feb2008. I unzipped to that directory but when I open the solution I get the following error:

One or More projects in the solution could not be loaded for the following reasons:
The project file or web has been moved, renamed or is not on your computer. ...

when I click on the ok button I get the following error:

System.ArgumentException: Package named MetaGuidancePackage enabled for this solution is not installed. ...

Is this an issue with my install or an issue with using this package with visual studio 2008 or with using it with the Feb 2008 release

aserbert Nov 7, 2007 at 4:22 PM 
This is probably a dumb question but How do I register the WAP enabled guidance Package?

jchompff Mar 15, 2007 at 8:46 AM 
Oeps, it was something else

jchompff Mar 13, 2007 at 10:17 AM 
It won't work with an pageflow project. It never creates an pageflowinstance

JohannesH Mar 7, 2007 at 5:01 AM 
Awesome... Thank you!

BennyXNO Feb 27, 2007 at 9:55 AM 
to day this will be testet!


DVins Feb 19, 2007 at 9:44 PM 
Thanks for delivering this so quickly!