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GAX 2010


The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) enables Visual Studio to run guidance packages, such as those included in Software Factories, which empower software teams to automate key development tasks inside Visual Studio.

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  • Steps to use exsiting VS2008 Guidance Packages?
    6 Posts | Last post April 15, 2010
    • Hello,
      thank you for releasing the beta of GAX2010.
      Nevertheless, I didn't manage to register Guidance Pakages for VS2010.
      Even if they work fine on VS2008.
      Do the packages need adjustments? can thes adjustments be made without a GAT2010?
      Will you release a toolkit beta?
      Thanks in advance and thanks for continuing GAX in VS2010!!!
    • Hi, 
      If no Gat available yet, is there any guideline how to migrate packages to vs2010 ... ?
    • Hi again,
      as my company beside GAX used Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.Extensions.dll as there were more powerfull actions, editors, helper methods etc... Is there vs2010 compiled version of this library, and if not will it be available soon?
    • Yes, we knew posting GAX without GAT would be only somewhat helpful. Hopefully this will help lots more:
      We also hope to be posting the release candidates of both GAT and GAX (here on the Gallery) this week.
    • Hi, Don,
      I started with conversion of my Package ... 
      I followed instructions you put on web, and with few bugs I managed to reach this exception and there I stucked... Buld is looking for a template in a wrong dir... it is in solutions\projects folder not just in projects folder
      Error	116	The "GenerateMenuResource" task failed unexpectedly.
      Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.RecipeFrameworkException: Unexpected error loading template file name ..\..\..\..\..\..\Output\HI\Factory\Templates\Projects\PartsLibrary\PartsLibraryTemplate.vstemplate. Make sure that the template is well formed and try again. ---> System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path 'D:\MainWorkSpace\Output\HI\Factory\Templates\Projects\PartsLibrary\PartsLibraryTemplate.vstemplate'.
         at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
         at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath)
         at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize)
         at System.Xml.XmlDownloadManager.GetStream(Uri uri, ICredentials credentials, IWebProxy proxy, RequestCachePolicy cachePolicy)
    • We are getting cannot find path specified during installation for VS 2010 RTM, please help.
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