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Time to update and improve a very old project of mine: Item Template for Visual Studio 2010: Custom BizTalk Functoid. I really like this one because I normally create a lot of custom functoids and this will help me streamline my work. Be fast, more productive and avoid repeating and annoying task… that is my goal.

This template will allow you to easily create new Functoids for BizTalk Server 2016 – but I think it will also work for other versions of BizTalk/Visual Studio – without having to code the entire class and therefore allowing you to focus on what really matters, the functoid behavior. Just start a new Visual Studio C# library project, or open an existing one, and add a functoid class to start building your BizTalk Server custom Functoid.

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This will create a class with the basics skeleton necessary for you to start building your custom functoid, including adding the necessary references (DLLs) to your project. Again, the aim here is to you to focus on the logic of your custom functoid and not in the need to remember all the structure that you need to implement, or in the properties you need to override from the extended BaseFunctoid.

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How can I install the Item Template?

To use this item template in your C# library projects just download the project (Don´t unzip) and copy the compressed file to:

  • C:UsersUserNameDocumentsVisual Studio 2015TemplatesItemTemplatesVisualC#.

You can download Custom BizTalk Functoid item template for Visual Studio 2015 from:

BizTalk Server: Custom BizTalk Functoid item template for Visual Studio 2015 (3 KB)
Microsoft Code Gallery

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.