I'm working on an SSIS package in Visual Studio 2013. For any script component throughout the package, if I double-click on it and then click the "Edit Script..." button, Visual Studio 2012 opens but no editor window loads. It's just an empty window like you closed all documents. The Solution Explorer shows items, but notably "ScriptComponent" is an empty folder:

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If I try to open any of the files (BufferWrapper.cs, ComponentWrapper.cs, main.cs) in the Solution Explorer, I get a popup error box saying:

No exports were found that match the constraint: Contract Name Microsoft.VisualStudio.Utilities.IContentTypeRegistryService RequiredTypeIdentity Microsoft.VisualStudio.Utilities.IContentTypeRegistryService.

Anyone have any clue what's going on here? FWIW, I have tried closing all instances of Visual Studio and reopening my solution with the SSIS package. The same behavior persists.


I stumbled across this blog post, which while the author didn't have the exact same problem as me, our issues seemed similar enough that his fix might work for me to. I downloaded the SSDT-BI 2012 package and installed it, and lo and behold, things work fine again. I'll just not even consider that somehow things worked fine for a year or more without downloading and installing SSDT-BI 2012, so I might be able to retain some portion of my sanity.

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    "Oh, that way madness lies" – billinkc Sep 16 '15 at 2:18
  • My issue was not exactly the same, but similar. The script editor would open for just a moment. I would see the code for a second and it would turn off. Maddening!!! Reinstalled as you said took care of it. Thanks! – Catchops May 5 '17 at 18:32

I've encounted the same problem as well.

Since no solution until now, I began to write my own code directly in the DTSX file.

If your logic business was not very complex, this solution maybe suitable:

  1. Firstly, add a "Scritp Task" in your package of SSIS project. It will generate lots of code in the DTSX file, and save our work.
  2. Open DTSX file of the package in Notepad++/SublimeText, as your wish, and look for "// TODO: Add your code here", which was in a public void Main().
  3. Fun Coding!

I've uploaded a project of TestScriptTask, in case of making coding easier in visual studio. It needs SQL Server Developer edition installed at least (Express edition probably would not work, didn't test).

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