Where are the Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming and Microsoft.BizTalk.XPathReader dlls?

If you are creating a custom pipeline component, you probably will use the Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming and Microsoft.BizTalk.XPathReader dlls. But where is it? And how can you add a reference to these in your project?

The trick is simple. Instead of you going to the dll, let the dll come to you! All you have to do is below. I am assuming you are using BizTalk Server 2009 here.

1) In windows explorer, right click on your project and open with a text editor.
2) Add the following lines highlighted in blue in the references section of the file as shown under. 

    <Reference Include=”Microsoft.BizTalk.Messaging, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=MSIL”>
      <HintPath>..\..\..\..\..\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009\Microsoft.BizTalk.Messaging.dll</HintPath>


     <Reference Include=”Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=MSIL”>
        <Reference Include=”Microsoft.BizTalk.XPathReader, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35,processorArchitecture=MSIL”>



3) Save and close the file.

4) Open the project in VS.

5) You will see your references added.



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