Saturday, September 7, 2013

Unable to open TFS Build Process Templates in Visual Studio 2012

Hi guys,

Yet another development issue and solution

Issue:

After installing Visual Studio 2012 , I was not able to open the build process templates on my environment. Strange this was - they were getting opened correctly in other environments or on other machines.

What was the error - 

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.WorkflowExtensions, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.WorkflowExtensions, Version=11.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'

What was the issue and solution?

Well, not quite sure about the exact issue but only solution which I could find to resolve this error is to install the workflow manager on your environment.
Here is how you can do it

Launch you command prompt (as administrator) and run this command

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer>WebpiCmd.exe /Install /Products:WorkflowManagerTools /AcceptEula

After doing this I was able to open build process templates on my environment.
Hope this helps you.

Reference - Here

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