In this post, I’ll walk you though how to create a SharePoint 2010 BCS .NET Connectivity Assembly in Visual Studio 2010.
We’re going to create an assembly that will allow us to Crawl RSS Feeds using BCS.
Creating a BCS .NET Connectivity Assembly project in Visual Studio 2010
First, create a new project selecting the Sharepoint –> 2010 –>Business Data Connectivity Model. I’ll call this project RSSModel.
At the SharePoint Customization Wizard screen, select Deploy as a Farm Solution. Be sure to put in the address of your base web application.
Click Finish. Visual Studio will create the new project. Once complete you should be presented with the model designer surface as below:
Updating the Default Project for Our Custom BCS Model
Setting the Model Name
The model is created using default model and entity names. Lets change those first. In solution explorer, change the name of the…