Setting up VCO Integration with VCAC in Visual Studio

If you are using the Design Center tool there will be no problem with direct integration between VCO & vCAC. If however you are using the CDK Visual Studio Addin there are some steps required to set it up the first time.

Setting up VCO Integration with Visual Studio:

Open notepad & update this file:
 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe.config” 

Add this section

<add Key="repositoryAddress" Value="http://localhost/repository” />
Obviously change localhost to the correct vCAC Server Address (where the repository is located).
Restart Visual Studio.

Open Visual Studio and create a new empty workflow project

When opening and creating a new Workflow Project Solution you will need to also add the activities in the toolbox bar, to do this create a new “Tab” and call it VCO:

  • Right Click the Choose Items
  • Hit the Browse button which will open explorer
  • A file from the DCAC Server will be required (you may need to get this from your SysAdmin):
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\DynamicOps\Dcac Server\Tools\DynamicOps.VcoModel.Activities.dll
  • Click Ok

You will then see the following activities:

  • Now add the following reference (DLL) to your workflow project
  • Right Click on the Workflow Project/References folder – Select “Add References”
  • Add this file:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\DynamicOps\Dcac Server\Tools\DynamicOps.VcoModel.Common.dll

The solution should look like this: