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VS2012, .NET 4.5 Project, Extensions Nuget Installation and no new activity in the Toolbar

Sep 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM
Edited Sep 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM


When I install Microsoft.Activities.Extensions with Nuget, I don't see any new activity in the toolbar.

Any Idea why?

VS2012 .NET 4.5 project 
C# WF Service  Application (IIS Hosting)



Nov 23, 2012 at 2:36 PM


I had the same issue with VS 2012 when installing with Nuget or when downloading the DLL and reference them into my project. There is nothing new in the toolbar. I tried also with VS 2010 and I also had the same issue.

I found a workaround: in the toolbox, right click and click on "Add Tab", then enter the name that you want (i.e. "Microsoft.Activities.Extensions"), then just below this new tab, right click and click on "Choose Items...", then in the tab System.Activities Components, click on browse and select the Microsoft.Activities.Extensions.dll, then if you look, the new activities contained in this dll should appear in the list and have been checked. Click Ok. Now the activities should appear just below the tab that you created.