Schema item missing from Visual Studio BizTalk Project items

This week I encountered a curious situation while I was developing a new BizTalk solution. After creating my new project, I tried to add a new schema to the solution, and to my astonishment, the item “Schema” had disappeared from the Visual Studio window “Add new item” in the “BizTalk Project items –> Schema Files” options, as you can see in the picture below:


Even if I choose the option “BizTalk Project items”, that gives all BizTalk item, the Schema item was not there. By the way, this problem appeared from one day to another.


Well, unfortunately, I don’t know exactly why this problem occurred, but I believe that some dependence has become corrupted.


To fix this issue or similar problems, you need to repair Visual Studio 2010.

To repair Visual Studio:

  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.
  • Click Programs and Features and then select the Visual Studio Edition you installed.
  • Click Uninstall/Change.
  • In the setup wizard, select Repair or Reinstall and then click Next.
  • Follow the remaining instructions in the installation wizard to finish.

After repairing Visual Studio, The “Schema” item was once again available:

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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