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. 

  <ItemGroup>
    <Reference Include=”Microsoft.BizTalk.Messaging, Version=3.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=MSIL”>
      <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion>
      <HintPath>..\..\..\..\..\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009\Microsoft.BizTalk.Messaging.dll</HintPath>
    </Reference>
.

.

     <Reference Include=”Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming, Version=3.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=MSIL”>
          <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion>
          <HintPath>
    Z:\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming\3.0.1.0__31bf3856ad364e35\Microsoft.BizTalk.Streaming.dll</HintPath>
        </Reference>
        <Reference Include=”Microsoft.BizTalk.XPathReader, Version=3.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35,processorArchitecture=MSIL”>
          <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion>
          <HintPath>
    Z:\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.BizTalk.XPathReader\3.0.1.0__31bf3856ad364e35\Microsoft.BizTalk.XPathReader.dll</HintPath>
    </Reference>
.

.

  </ItemGroup>

3) Save and close the file.

4) Open the project in VS.

5) You will see your references added.

Cheers,

D

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