HL7: I am missing my project templates in Visual Studio 2012
Here we go again, the HL7 accelerator. I never get how this can happen, now I am missing my project templates (and wizard) for HL7 projects in Visual Studio 2012 in combination with BizTalk 2013 and SQL Server 2008 R2.
After some research around the web I encountered a few posts, this one being most helpful:
Bottomline: you have to have SQL Server 2012 Data Tools & SDK installed
So a SQL Server 2008 R2 installation won’t work, nor having SQL Server 2012 installed on a different machine. Quite frustrating. Here’s a quick walkthrough on how to solve this issue.
First off choose for a custom installation and look if the Starter Project option is available. If it’s not, you are probably missing the following directory and its DLLs:
C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0/VC#/VCSPackages/csproj.dll
(sorry but backslashes screw up the post)
You have to install some SQL Server 2012 components to get this directory – mind you SQL Server 2012 Express works as well! So start the SQL Server 2012 installation and find the following features:
- SQL Server Data Tools
- Client Tools SDK
After you finish the installation you can check whether the directory (and library) exist now ( C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0/VC#/VCSPackages/csproj.dll). Go ahead with the HL7 accelerator installation and the Starter Project should be listed now, as should you project templates in Visual Studio after installation.