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B1DE for Visual Studio 2008

Hi B1Techies,

I have started developing the Add On using C# with Visual Studio 2008. How can I create ARD file and installation package of Add On. Please suggest me and let me know whether B1DE available for VS2008.

Regards,

Nandakumar

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  • Posted on Mar 10, 2009 at 07:13 AM

    Hello Nandakumar,

    Right now B1DE is not available for VS 2008, You may try VS 2005 or 2003. Thanks.

    Regards, Yatsea

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    Posted on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Hi Nandakumar,

    We are in the process of releasing a new version of B1DE that will support VS 2008.

    To create an installer for your add-on you have 2 options:

    1) Use "Simple Installer (SAP B1 AddOnInstaller .NET Wizard)" or "Professional Installer (B1 AddOnInstaller Setup .NET Wizard)" wizards that are part of B1DE. I would recommend using the Simple Installer first. Currently, you can only use B1DE in VS 2005 or VS 2003

    2) Use any standard installer software like InstallShield etc. Refer to SDK Help -> Developer's Guide -> Packaging and Deployment -> Creating a Setup Program. You can also refer to SDK sample: ..\SAP Business One SDK\Samples\COM UI\CSharp\14.AddOnInstaller

    To create an ARD file alone, you don't need B1DE. Refer to SDK Help -> Developer's Guide -> Packaging and Deployment -> Creating a Registration Data File.

    Regards

    Aravind

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  • Posted on Apr 17, 2009 at 02:14 PM

    Hi,

    Trinidad Martinez has posted a way to make B1DE 1.5 work in VS2008 in the blog. Link and post below.

    I followed the instructions and it worked perfectly.

    /people/aravind.gadagottu/blog/2009/01/12/sap-business-one-development-environment-tools-version-15

    2009-04-08 08:01:33 Trinidad Martinez SAP Employee Business Card [Reply]

    Hi,

    Next B1DE version will be available for VS2008.

    But in the meanwhile, we have been doing some testing with VS2008 and B1DE 1.5 version can also work with VS2008.

    In order to make it work you only have to manually copy VS templates from VS2005 program files folder to VS2008 folder.

    Here you have a detailed list of the steps you need to do:

    For C# wizards

    1. Copy CSharp_B1AddOnWizard.ICO, CSharp_B1AddOnWizard.vsdir, CSharp_B1AddOnWizard.vsz from

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC#\CSharpProjects

    to

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC#\CSharpProjects

    2. Copy CSharp_B1... ico, vsdir, vsz files from

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC#\CSharpProjectItems

    to

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC#\CSharpProjectItems

    For Vb wizards

    3. Copy Vb_B1... ico + vsdir + vsz files from

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VB\VBProjects

    to

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VB\VBProjects

    4. Copy Vb_B1... ico + vsdir + vsz files from

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VB\VBProjectItems\Local Project Items

    to

    ...\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VB\VBProjectItems\Local Project Items

    (You will maybe need to create the Local Project Items folder)

    Once that done you can open VS2008, you will see when selecting "File -> New -> Project" 2 folders called "Visual Basic" and 2 folders called "Visual C#" (one contains all VS projects and the other one contains the B1 wizards).

    You can then select B1 wizards, they should work without any change.

    Please let us know any problem you may have by using the wizards with VS2008, this way we will be able to fix it for the next B1DE version.

    Regards

    Trinidad.

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