Rebuilding SCSF Guidance Package.

Oct 31, 2007 at 10:33 PM
I need to reuild the guidance package to implement some (hopefully) simple changes. However it appears ther are many missing references:

Microsoft.Practices.Common
Microsoft.Practices.ComponentModel
Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.*
Microsoft.Practices.WizardFramework.

What do I need to get/install/configure to be able to resolve these references??
Oct 31, 2007 at 11:29 PM
You will need to install Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT), SCSF requires only guidance automation extensions (GAX) but in order to develop or rebuild the guidance package you will need the toolkit also.

Once you load the project in visual studio you will also need to go to the guidance package manager in the tools menu and enable the GAT guidance package, when you right click on the SCSF guidance package project in solution explorer you will see options for register package, unregister package, etc.. after you change and rebuild the guidance package you must run the register package macro or it will not work.

HTH
Oct 31, 2007 at 11:35 PM
Oh yes also if you are planning on customizing the factory package I would highly recommend you download the clarius toolkit and t4 template editor. =)

http://www.softwarefactoriestoolkit.net/
http://www.t4editor.net/

Depending on what you are trying to do it may be easier just to create your own guidance package from scratch based on the clarius docs/webcasts.. the SCSF guidance package is well done but laid out in a rather confusing manner (due to multiple recipes/templates for both VB and C# support), so it can be pretty hard to grok when you first start digging through it.
Nov 1, 2007 at 2:02 AM
sefstrat,

Thanks for the reply and tips. I DO have the GAT (Guidance Automation Toolkit) loaded, but can not find those assemblies.......

David
Nov 1, 2007 at 7:03 PM
Hi David.

If you have installed GAT and GAX, then, you can find these assemblies in %Microsoft Visual Studio Install Folder%\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies folder.

Please let me know if this helps.

Sebastian Iacomuzzi
http://staff.southworks.net/blogs/siacomuzzi
Nov 1, 2007 at 8:21 PM
Sebastian,

THANX!!!! Got them! (Now I have to stay up all night coding <grin>)

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siacomuzzi wrote:
Hi David.

If you have installed GAT and GAX, then, you can find these assemblies in %Microsoft Visual Studio Install Folder%\Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies folder.

Please let me know if this helps.

Sebastian Iacomuzzi
http://staff.southworks.net/blogs/siacomuzzi