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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and SCSF Guidance

January 22, 2009

I realized that the SCSF guidance package started to behave inconsistently after installing VS 2008 SP1 on my machine. When right clicking a VS project the “Add View (With Presenter)” only appears on the context menu for some projects.

This is due to the SCSF guidance being incompatible with VS 2008 SP1. There is a fix on Codeplex, but it requires you to recompile the guidance package – I have done this and can confirm that the fix i working properly. Instead of recompiling the guidance package, you can download a custom SCSF installer packaged by Artazor, which includes this fix here.

Hopefully this will be of some help to someone and maybe the Microsoft Patterns & Practices will have a new SCSF release out soon.