Software Factories Support for Visual Studio 2008

25 באוגוסט 2007

Software Factories Support for Visual Studio 2008

Software Factories Visual Studio 2008 Since the release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, and the release of GAT/GAX July CTP that supports it, many of us are waiting for updates regarding the support for the current software factories such as Web Service Software Factory, Smart Client Software Factory and Web Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008.

I've already mentioned in an earlier post that currently there is not support for those factories in Visual Studio 2008, since it broke some DTE interfaces, and therefore it is not fully backward compatible.

Recently, the patterns and practices team has updates their Upcoming Releases Page to include the next updates to those factories. According to this page, Enterprise Library, Web Client Software Factory and Web Service Software Factory will have new releases in February 2008, around the time Visual Studio 2008 ships. Thus, the Smart Client Software Factory will not have any release planned which means it cannot be used in Visual Studio 2008, since Microsoft is targeting to be the new platform for building composite smart client applications. Although I totally agree that Acropolis is great and will contain the features from CAB, I still think that due to the timeline of Acropolis (At least 1.5 years from now), Microsoft must update CAB and the Smart Client Application Block to support Visual Studio 2008.

I am currently in a project that decided to use WPF as its presentation technology, and is currently considering using CAB and the Smart Client Application Block. In the mean time, they are also considering moving to Visual Studio 2008 as soon as it ships, and this can be a good reason to stay in Visual Studio 2005.

So, If anyone in Microsoft patterns & practices is reading this post, Please, think about it again, or at least point the community on what is required in order to do it.

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  1. Adiel17 באוקטובר 2007 ב 10:02

    Ok there is a way to enable scsf on vs 2008.
    the way is throw the link I wrote before and the problem resolved in that link

  2. Nidia24 באוקטובר 2007 ב 23:31

    Is the Repository Factory going be supported in VS 2008. I tried installing it with my VS2008 Beta2 and it did not work. Also, when I installed the latest GAT/GAX, I couldn't create new projects in VS2008. VS2008 started working normally again once I uninstalled the latest GAT/GAX?

  3. Ali Muslim17 בדצמבר 2007 ב 12:59

    Yes, i agree both with Watty & the 10e. The CTP or beta version should be available by january next year. Dude, no body wants to wait for whole 2 months.

  4. Pritam Bramhecha6 במאי 2008 ב 17:50

    Hi Guy,
    I was using VS2005 and Web Service Software Factory 2006 release. Now I have migrated to VS2008, how do I migrate Software factory too? Does the earlier GAT, GAX and Web Service Software factory are usefull on VS2008? Or I have to intsall Feb2008 release of GAT, GAX and Web Service Soft. factory?
    Please reply asap.


  5. Daniel23 ביולי 2008 ב 7:47

    this guy has the repository factory for VS2008 –

  6. Daniel23 ביולי 2008 ב 7:48

    here's the actual link to his post on repository factory for vs2008

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