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Article ID: 977428 - Last Review: December 8, 2010 - Revision: 2.0

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, you use Microsoft Visual Studio to develop a BizTalk application. In your BizTalk project, you add a reference to another BizTalk project. In this scenario, you may see the following behavior:
  • The orchestrations in the referenced BizTalk project may show compiler warnings.
  • The changes that are made to the referenced BizTalk project are not propagated on to the referencing project.
  • When you edit the orchestrations of the referenced project, XLANG errors are thrown. These errors may disappear after the orchestrations are saved and recompiled.
  • After you deploy the referencing project, the local copies of the referenced project’s binaries are deleted.
  • After you deploy the referencing project, various errors or warnings occur in Orchestration Designer.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the project reference is lost intermittently when you develop a BizTalk project in Visual Studio.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

For BizTalk Server 2009, the hotfix that resolves this issue is included in Cumulative Update 1 for BizTalk Server 2009. 

For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 

2429050   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/[anySimpleType]/[anySimpleType]/ ) Cumulative update package 1 for BizTalk Server 2009

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have BizTalk Server 2009 and Visual Studio 2008 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.visualstudio.biztalkproject.dll3.8.413.2341,90417-Nov-200910:36x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to develop BizTalk Server applications, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa577497(BTS.10).aspx (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa577497(BTS.10).aspx)
For more information about BizTalk Server hotfixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2003907  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2003907/ ) Information on BizTalk Server hot fixes

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Branch
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Developer
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Standard
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kbbiztalk2009presp1fix kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbsurveynew kbqfe KB977428
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