Time to update and improve a very old project of mine: Item Template for Visual Studio 2010: Custom BizTalk Functoid. I really like this one because I normally create a lot of custom functoids and this will help me streamline my work. Be fast, more productive and avoid repeating and annoying task… that is my goal.
This template will allow you to easily create new Functoids for BizTalk Server 2016 – but I think it will also work for other versions of BizTalk/Visual Studio – without having to code the entire class and therefore allowing you to focus on what really matters, the functoid behavior. Just start a new Visual Studio C# library project, or open an existing one, and add a functoid class to start building your BizTalk Server custom Functoid.
This will create a class with the basics skeleton necessary for you to start building your custom functoid, including adding the necessary references (DLLs) to your project. Again, the aim here is to you to focus on the logic of your custom functoid and not in the need to remember all the structure that you need to implement, or in the properties, you need to override from the extended BaseFunctoid.
How can I install the Item Template?
To use this item template in your C# library projects just download the project (Don´t unzip) and copy the compressed file to:
- C:\Users\UserName\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Templates\ItemTemplates\VisualC#.
You can download Custom BizTalk Functoid item template for Visual Studio 2015 from:
BizTalk Server: Custom BizTalk Functoid item template for Visual Studio 2015 (3 KB)
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