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  1. Visual Studio 2017 support for BizTalk 2016 projects

    There are lots of improvements that would be great for BizTalk delivery teams to take advantage of.

    83 votes
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      14 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Historically we add support for newer versions of Visual Studio in the next version of BizTalk and that is the current plan. As to the next version of BizTalk – we are doing our roadmap planning and it will likely be available in 2019 with a CTP version available at some point in 2018. These dates are tentative as of December 2017 and I will update when we have further information.

    • Out of the box testing capabilities for BizTalk artifacts.

      Currently testing out of the box is limited to schema and mappings. To have similar capability for pipelines and orchestration that would increase productivity.

      49 votes
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      • Read message context properties inside maps

        Today in BizTalk, it is not possible (out-of-the-box) to read a context property inside a map.
        It could be very useful to have a functoid to read the message context.

        42 votes
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        • Improvement to BizTalk Development tool-set in Visual Studio

          BizTalk Development tool-set in Visual Studio hasn't been improved much for long time now. Nino's BizTalk NoS Addin included various feature to improve the development experience for BizTalk in specific. Similar features, specific to BizTalk development could be added to Visual Studio out-of-box.

          One simple example which is been long pending even after various request is to have resize, color code feature request for the Expression editor in Orchestration designer. They might trivial, but improves the development experience a lot.

          37 votes
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          • JSON Mapper

            Add the ability of a JSON mapper that is just like the XML Mapping tool in BizTalk. Altova has an example of something like that and it works great.

            25 votes
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            • Project/Item template for a pipeline component

              Creating pipeline component is very common, it will be great to have a template in visual studio to implement pipeline component class for different stages. It will increase development productivity with reduced time to write code which is similar in most of the component

              15 votes
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              • Visual Studio support for Json Schemas

                Visual Studio support for Json Schemas similar to Xml Schemas (validate, generate instance, validate instance, etc).

                14 votes
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                • Better out of the box pipelines

                  Would be nice to have out of the box things like custom property promotion, or even blog pass through for large messages, or message de-duplication check, or custom archiving, ect.

                  Things we have all written custom pipelines for in the past.

                  14 votes
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                  • Orchestration "Comment" Shape

                    I would like a shape in the orchestration toolbox that is simply for capturing comments. Ideally any comments (or the first x characters would appear in the Orchestration designer view. These shapes would simply allow developers a place to put comments about code to help other understand what is happening. These shapes would also be useful for "sketching" out an orchestration or updating an existing one. Having the ability to drop in a shape and put "TODO: Add map" as a placeholder would be useful for designing and collaborative work. It seems like a simple feature, but one that I…

                    13 votes
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                    • Improve Debugging orchestration

                      We should be able to debug orchestration within visual studio.

                      12 votes
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                      • Add additional schemas in Map Designer

                        When you are in the mapping designer if would save us time to be able to add an additional schemas to either the source or the destination.
                        Currently the only way I know of to create a map with multi source or destination schemas is through the Orchestration Designer in the Transform shape

                        11 votes
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                        • Prevent rebuild each time a test is run

                          Each time Visual Studio is requested to execute a unit test through MS Test within a BizTalk project, then a build is first executed. This is very time consuming and a real productivity killer! There should be no need for the rebuild if nothing in the BizTalk project has changed.

                          It may be the cause of this problem is that BizTalk projects are changing the .user file?

                          Hopefully, this issue can be resolved with a relatively simple fix.

                          11 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Branch & Merge

                            Maintaining multiple branches for feature management or for dev & production support is extremely difficult. Merging bug fixes or features from one branch to another is so painful that we normally end up manually implementing any changes.

                            11 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix Functoid replacement in Visual Studio

                              Fix functoid replacement bug in visual studio.

                              In the old days you could replace a functoid by dropping the new functoid on the existing functoid. This functionality got lost along the way. Would like to see it back

                              9 votes
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                                added to backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Code View for Maps

                                BizTalk Mapper is a great tool. However, there are scenarios where mapping would be faster via code. It would be ideal to have a code view of the mapper so we can work with graphic mapping or coding.

                                9 votes
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                                • WCF Publishing Wizard needs to have export/import/command line support

                                  When I am building WCF Applications I need to recreate the original WCF Wizard settings and rerun them several times before I achieve the result I am looking for.
                                  The WCF Wizard runs once, exposes some XML that details what it is doing, but once that runs, the information is lost and I have to rebuilt the configuration.
                                  I want to be able to import that data, use it as my starter for another process and then at the end, have a master that I can use to regenerate over and over again.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Allow variable as input to maps

                                    When you create a map it would be very handy to use a variable or a .NET class as either an input or an output

                                    8 votes
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                                      added to backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Functoid Script Editor have edit type code validation

                                      The BizTalk Script editor exposes a simple Script editor with no code validation. The script editor should present a much more Visual Studio code experience increasing user effectiveness.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • A Managed Open Source GIT Repository for Custom Pipelines and other Extensions.

                                        Devs over the years have written many handy Custom Pipelines and many other BizTalk Extensions. It would be ideal to have a managed open source GIT repository for them.

                                        Something similar to the WebJobs SDK Extensions Repo.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • fix schema selection in orchestrations and visual studio so that it is easier to use

                                          Please make it easier to pick schemas every where.
                                          This is a huge issue in development

                                          7 votes
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