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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.

    39 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      34 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.

        32 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.

          28 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            17 votes
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            • Include the EDIFACT/X12 schemas (again) in the developer edition of BizTalk Server

              As of BizTalk Server 2016, the EDIFACT/X12 schemas are no longer included in the developer edition. The ZIP-file does appear on Standard and Enterprise versions however.

              The developer edition is where the schemas are needed the most. Please include them again.

              13 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.

                12 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).

                  12 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…

                    10 votes
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                    • Improve Debugging orchestration

                      We should be able to debug orchestration within visual studio.

                      10 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

                        9 votes
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                        • 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.

                          8 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  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.

                            8 votes
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                            • 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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                              • 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.

                                8 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

                                  7 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.

                                    5 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

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Search items feature for schema editor like Search items in Mapper

                                        It will enhance development productivity especially for big schema

                                        5 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

                                          5 votes
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