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Web Service Software Factory 2010


The Web Service Software Factory 2010 is an integrated collection of resources designed to help you quickly and consistently build Web services that adhere to well-known architecture and design patterns.

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by Sergio Parra | April 27 2013


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by Luiz Pirollo Neto | June 05 2012

Does not install on Windows7 with VS 2010 Premium (SDK and GAX already installed). The installer just show VS 2010 Ultimate as option to install the extension.

3 Star
by The Thinker | May 19 2012

4 Star
by henrygg | March 18 2012

Not used yet, I am trying it

2 Star
by winstonjohn23 | November 29 2011

Hi - After installation, i can't find the the template where it will create multiple projects like business layer, model, host, and etc.

5 Star
by BhaktaVatsal | September 21 2011

Perfect choice in a large development environment.

4 Star
by joey90 | April 17 2011

Well I installed well, thanks to the reviews, ofcourse if I didn't read them, I couldn't possibly know otherwise... Thanks for the help people.

3 Star
by SitzenPlatz | September 07 2010

SDK and GAX as well.

3 Star
by GTNovosel | August 26 2010

3 Star
by Kevin Feit | July 27 2010

I agree with Roly67: VS 2010 SDK is a prerequisite to successfully install.

3 Star
by Roly67 | May 25 2010

The overview is incorrect.

Visual Studio 2010 Professional is NOT supported and fails on installation.

Please fix the installer or change the overview.

The installation does install but requires VS 2010 SDK as a prerequisite. Please update documentation.

patterns and practices October 10 2011
| Edit |

The installer may only display Ultimate, but the installation should not fail on Professional. If it does, please let us know on the community site at so we can figure it out.

4 Star
by Ricardo Jesus | May 24 2010

Good migration job!
Still missing MessageHeader in WCF contracts.
Best regards,

1 Star
by CJWarnke | May 21 2010

The description says it supports Premium, but the installer only displays for Ultimate. So my rating is based on the failure/tease factor. Please fix this issue or change the description.

patterns and practices October 10 2011
| Edit |

The fact the installer only displays Ultimate is a bug in how the extension is installed. This isn't a bug with WSSF or the description. The installation should succeed on Professional and Premium. If it doesn't, something else is wrong.

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  • Will be new version without broken datacontracts generation?
    1 Posts | Last post January 21, 2013
    • Hi,
      Generating datacontracts not works properly. Often classes are duplicated or are not at all generated...
  • Installation Failed
    1 Posts | Last post February 22, 2012
    • Hi
      I have installed the GAX but still I am getting this error:
      Install Error : Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.MissingReferencesException: This extension cannot be installed because the following references are missing:
      - Guidance Automation Extensions
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.BeginInstall(IInstallableExtension installableExtension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallWorker(IInstallableExtension extension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
      Is there an order in which we should install the prerequisites?
  • Unable to Install Web Service Software Factory 2010 Extension
    4 Posts | Last post October 05, 2011
    • My Enviornment
       Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with Visual Studio 2010 SDK  & GAX installed.
      The installation of Service Factory 2010 fails with following errors.
      Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
      The extension with ID '306C9B2B-E7C7-4E03-B4E9-F62CCD292AAB' is not installed to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate.
      The following target products have been selected...
      Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
      Beginning to install extension to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate...
       Install Error : Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.NestedExtensionInstallException: The extension 'E3821E6E-C0AD-4F8F-B300-DE95E9776716' nested within '306C9B2B-E7C7-4E03-B4E9-F62CCD292AAB' failed to install.
      The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters. ---> System.IO.PathTooLongException: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.
         at System.IO.PathHelper.Append(Char value)
         at System.IO.Path.NormalizePath(String path, Boolean fullCheck, Int32 maxPathLength)
         at System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(String path)
      ((continued in next post))
    • ((Continued:: Exceptions)) [[Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with Visual Studio 2010 SDK 
    • One possible solution can be found at
    • I had the same error. I have VS 2010 SP 1. I installed the SDK for VS 2010 SP 1, and after that WSSF installed fine.
  • Confusing installation bug
    2 Posts | Last post May 24, 2010
    • @CJWarnke, I'm very sorry for the confusion during your installation. I should have posted this as a known issue in the description. 
      **** Even though you see "Ultimate" during the installation, and you're not using the Ultimate edition, continue with the installation. It should install successfully in Professional, Premium and Ultimate editions of Visual Studio 2010. ****
      Fortunately, this bug doesn't prevent a successful installation. Our understanding is this is a bug with VSIX (not with this particular extension) and not anything we were able to influence. I'd be interested in your experience with installing other VSIX extensions. Please try the installation again (after the system requirements are met of course) and let me know if you have any problems. 
      Thanks, and sorry again for the inconvenience.
    • Hi Don, 
      I have the same issue as CJWarnke, it does not install. After reading the log, I found it was because the Visual Studio 2010 SDK was not installed. Then after install the SDK, the installation of Web Service Software Factory 2010 is successful.
      I have Visual Studio 2010 Professional.