Smart Client Software Factory 2010


The Smart Client Software Factory is a Visual Studio extension that helps software teams create composite smart client applications.

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by Sergio Parra | April 27 2013

great addin

by Bobby Newmark | March 25 2011

Signature is invalid. Windows XP SP3, VS2010 Ultimate.

by FGenolini | August 31 2010

Great add-in to VisualStudio 2010.
Could you run StyleCop though?
Thousands of StyleCop warnings just because the automatically generated code does not meet Microsoft's own coding style standards is not very nice.

by Steven Wilssens | March 31 2010

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  • VS 2012 plans
    2 Posts | Last post July 30, 2013
    • I am using this on my project and would like to go to VS 2012. Are there any plans to take this to 2012?  Does the 2010 version work in 2012?
    • Alternatively, is there a roughly equivalent product in one of the new extensions or add-ins.
  • Encoding issue on English-version Windows 7 with Chinese lanague installation
    4 Posts | Last post January 27, 2012
    • Hello, 
      When I try to create SCSF 2010 solution, it give a error box, saying "File Load Some bytes have been replaced with the Unicode subsitution character while loading file C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\vbdplaod.eko\temp\Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs with Chinese Simplified(GB2312) encoding. Saving the file will not preserve the original file contents."
      My OS is English Windows 7 but localed with Chinese.
    • Download link not work! Can you fix pls?
    • I met the same problem. how to fix it? version: vs2010 ultimate
    • This error occurred because the SCSF AssemblyInfo template is not saved with Unicode but ASCII. You can manually resolve this by modifying AssemblyInfo template files, these file are under following direction.
      Windows 7
      C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions\Microsoft\Smart Client Software Factory 2010\3.0\Templates\Solutions\Projects\Infrastructure.CS\Properties\Assemblyinfo.cs.template
      C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions\Microsoft\Smart Client Software Factory 2010\3.0\Templates\Solutions\Projects\Module.CS\Properties\Assemblyinfo.cs.template
      For I just find two errors when create the SCSF project, so I just modify these two from ASCII to UTF-8, if you still got the errors in your project, try modify other template file. After the modification, I re-create the project the error never appear again. Hope this is working for other people who google the same issue to here.
      These issue work for non-unicode development environment.
  • Problem with open View in design mode
    3 Posts | Last post May 11, 2011
    • Hello
      When I create a new View (non WPF version), I cannot open this View in Designer mode after created (Designer mode is not available). I must open interface class, then expand View classes and then open the View in Code View. After that I can open View in Designer mode.
      Is there a way to fix this bug?
      Thank you
    • Here it is, a year later and the installation still fails. In this case, the operating system is Windows 7 and VS 2010 is Ultimate.
    • Ah. I see. You must first install GAX and then SCSF will install. Would be nice if that was prominently displayed somewhere as a prerequisit.
  • Ultimate
    2 Posts | Last post March 09, 2011
    • Although the description page says otherwise , I am using VS 2010 premium edition and the installation terminates with an error message that VS2010 ultimate is missing. If I uncheck Ultimate then the install button becomes disabled.
    • had same problem. installed GAX 2010 and now it installs.
  • Cannot install due to limitation in path length
    1 Posts | Last post December 01, 2010
    • I'm using Windows XP, and I get this error trying to install.
      My login name (and since the domain name is added to my login name the length of the length of the folder name directly under C:\Documents and Settings is 28 characters long. This kind of built-in limitation is no good.
      2010-12-01 14:05:14 - Install Error : 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 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 any solution to this? I was not able to re-zip the vsix file with altered contents (changing the name in the extension.vsixmanifest file). Then I just got an (incorrect) message that the manifest file was missing in the file.
  • Final Release Date
    3 Posts | Last post April 30, 2010
    • Hello
      Do you have an estimated date for the final production (not beta) version of SCSF 2010 ?
      I am trying the architect a WinForms application for a client and need to provide concrete time scales etc.
      Thank you
    • I'm using 2010 Ultimate (final) with GAX 2010-RC and SCSF2010.  They installed fine, but when I go to create a new Smart Client Project, the Guidance Navigator shows up and an error box appears stating:
      Recipe Framework Error:
      Member not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020003
      the stack trace repeats the above, adding:
      at EnvDTE.SelectItem.get_Name()
      at ... and so on.
      The end result is no project is created at all and vs2010 acts like nothing happened.  No csproj files are created, though the project folder is.  All I get is a <projectname>.gpState file.
    • According to this site:
      it only happens while attached to team foundation server.  
      I detached and now I am at the "Creates a new Smart Client Solution" (sic) window.