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Registering your GAT package in the Experimental hive

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During the Web Service Factory Workshop last week we saw a new feature in the GAT / GAX July 2007 release…registering your GAT package in the Experimental hive.

To accomplish this you simply need to add the <RegistrationSettings> element to your guidance configuration file:

<GuidancePackage xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/pag/gax-core”
    Description=”Package to demonstrate the experimental hive installation”

That’s it.  Next time your perform a ‘Register Guidance Package’ action, the package will be registered into the hive.


  1. It think this even works with the Clarius SFT, which overrides the ‘Regular’ or ‘Regular & Hive’ options.
  2. For those of us debugging the GAT packages using the ‘Debug | Start external program’ feature (as explained by Tom Hollander here), simply add the ‘/rootSuffix Exp’ value in the ‘Start Options | Command line arguments’ box.

Written by Michael

November 20, 2007 at 9:14 pm

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  1. Hi,
    I tried Tom Hollanders method to debug a package created with Clarius SFT but VS still complains that it cannot start debugging a project of type Class Library directly. I’m still sorting out the unfolding of templates for a custom VS template so i havent been able to set any command line arguments – just the external program DEVENV. Have i missed some setting?



    June 21, 2008 at 11:24 pm

  2. Hello


    September 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

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    September 15, 2013 at 5:38 am

  4. dredeAerosy

    December 25, 2013 at 3:57 am

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