Where is the getting-started documentation?

Mar 18, 2008 at 4:49 PM
Sorry, I'm missing something here. Where is the documentation? Is there a .doc file, a .chm file, a readme.txt file, anything, anywhere?

I downloaded, did a build. Tried to run setup.exe, and go this error:

Unable to locate application file 'PipelineComponentWizard Setup.msi'.

See the setup log file located at 'C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\VSD4FB.tmp\install.log' for more information.

Neal Walters
Mar 18, 2008 at 4:53 PM
I ran the .msi, it installed to "c:\Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server Pipeline Component Wizard - 2006 edition.
Now what? No icons on "start programs", no .exe. I'm so confused.


Mar 18, 2008 at 7:18 PM
Note to self - I found some help in a forum.

This Pipeline Wizard is a Visual Studio Add-in. After you download it, (not sure if you have to build it, but I did), run the .msi.
Then re-open Visual Studio 2005, click "File New Project", look under "Biztalk Projects", choose the wizard (note the name of the wizard is too long to fit, so you will select "BizTalk Server Pipeline Component...". (When you click on it, a sort of help/tool tip will appear below that confirms that says "Creates a BizTalk Server PipeLine Component".

If you are familiar with pipelines, most of the rest should be self-explanatory. The one problem I had was that I added a property as a string, then tried to remove it and re-add it as an integer. I could not remove it. The "<<" remove button did not seem to have any impact, so I had to restart the wizard.

I think this is a wonderful utility, but with the home page of this website being months out of date, still having "How to update Wiki" information on it, and no doc, it's a little frustrating.

Neal Walters
Mar 20, 2008 at 9:07 PM
I just downloaded and built the 2.0 version and there is only a .dll file.. no MSI to install...

How do I make this work?

Mar 24, 2008 at 4:10 PM
The solution includes a "setup project" (.vdproj). I assume when you build that project, it builds the .msi.
After you build the solution, look in this relative directory:
..\Pipeline Wizard\PipelineComponentWizard Setup\Debug\PipelineComponentWizard Setup.msi"

If it's not there, try building just this project: PipelineComponentWizard Setup.vdproj and double check for any errors.

The .msi is not in the download .zip, so it must have been created when I built the solution.

Neal Walters

Jul 3, 2008 at 6:01 PM
You are exactly right.  Once the Pipeline Wizard in opened in Visual Studio, Build the entire Solution (not just the one project like I did).  The msi is located ...PipelineWizard\PipelineComponentWizard Setup\Debug\PipelineComponentWizard Setup.msi.

Run that msi.  Once installed the BizTalk Pipeline Wizard project shows up in the BizTalk project templates in VStudio.

John Lingenfelder

Apr 9, 2010 at 6:02 PM

For those who might need a bit more assistance:

  1. After you have built the entire solution in Visual Studio, run the previously mentioned MSI file that was just built
  2. Restart Visual Studio
  3. Create a new project in Visual Studio
  4. In the Add New Project wizard, select the BizTalk Projects project types on the left and then select the newly added BizTalk Server Pipeline Component Wizard as the template to use.
  5. When you click OK, you'll see the Pipeline Component Wizard appear.

You can find one example of how to use the wizard at http://geekswithblogs.net/synboogaloo/archive/2005/04/27/38500.aspx

Feb 25, 2016 at 5:35 AM