BizTalk 2016 Project Template missing VS 2015

Harish Sharma 121 Reputation points
2021-03-17T00:50:55.52+00:00

Hi,

I came across weird scenario. All of sudden BizTalk Project template went missing from Visual Studio 2015. I have Visual Studio 2017 as well but it was working fine since last 2-3 years.
I googled and found biztalk-project-template-missing-from-vs-2015, but when I tried to follow the steps, it threw a dependency alert for Visual Studio MPF 16.0 must be present before installation can continue.

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Does anyone has any idea what is causing this template missing and unable to install MPF 16.0

Appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Harish

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  1. Dylan Zhu-MSFT 6,346 Reputation points
    2021-03-17T06:06:45.52+00:00

    Hi Harish,

    You can follow steps to add this reference into visual studio:

    1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Platform\Visual Studio MPF directory
    2. Create a folder (16.0) with a file (extension.vsixmanifest), which is like: 78510-image.png
    3. Copy these codes into extension.vsixmanifest file

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Vsix Version="1.0.0" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vsx-schema/2010"> <!-- VSIX Manifest for the Visual Studio Managed Package Framework (MPF) 15.0 Assemblies --> <Identifier Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.MPF.16.0"> <Name>Visual Studio MPF 16.0</Name> <Author>Microsoft</Author> <Version>16.0</Version> <Description>Microsoft Visual Studio MPF Assemblies</Description> <Locale>1033</Locale> <InstalledByMsi>true</InstalledByMsi> <SupportedProducts> <VisualStudio Version="16.0"> <Edition>Pro</Edition> <Edition>Express_All</Edition> </VisualStudio> </SupportedProducts> <SupportedFrameworkRuntimeEdition MinVersion="4.5" /> <SystemComponent>true</SystemComponent> </Identifier> <References /> <Content /> <!-- Though not specified as Content, this manifest is used to detect the presence or absence of the MPF Assemblies: - Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.15.0.dll - Microsoft.VisualStudio.Package.LanguageService.15.0.dll --> </Vsix> 4. Restart Visual Studio to install Biztalk extension

    Best Regards, Dylan

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  1. Harish Sharma 121 Reputation points
    2021-03-18T23:44:00.293+00:00

    Thank you so much Dylan. Your fix worked like a charm.

    Appreciate it.

    Harish

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