BizTalk Server 2013 R2 : “Add New Item” dialog box in BizTalk Project only shows JSON and Flat File Schema artifacts

We are all pretty excited about the release of BizTalk Server 2013 R2 here. While we are pleased with the stability and the wide array of enhancements it comes with, we noted a minor glitch with developing new BizTalk projects in Visual Studio, when you
have Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 installed.

What’s the problem?
Below is what you get to see when you create a new BizTalk Project item. As you may notice, the options to add orchestrations, Maps etc. are missing.

Missing items

This seems to be the result of a bug in VS 2013 Update 2. 

What’s the solution?

This issue is addressed in Update 3 for Visual Studio 2013 which is under RC. You can get the RC bits from here. Installing Update 3 RC should resolve this issue. You should later install the RTM for VS Update 3 when it is
Or if you don’t want to install the RC version of Update 3, we recommend to uninstall Update 2 and wait for Update 3 RTM release.

Written By
Rajkumar Damodaran

Reviewed By
Chirag Pavecha

Microsoft GTSC India

Comments (3)

  1. Praveen Behara says:

    I have VS 2013 Update 4 installed (12.0.31101) dated 4/11/2015 and still I have this issue. 🙁

  2. Praveen Behara says:

    I did a repair (which didn't help) and later used the devenv /RestSkipPkgs and I could see the items back. I left my update 4 as-is.

  3. Anoop Gupta says:

    Thanks Praveen.  devenv.exe /ResetSkipPkgs worked for my VS 2013 Update 4.  🙂

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