The Virtuoso Entity Framework 3.5 ADO.Net Provider is current only list as a Visible control in the Visual Studio 2008 IDE as the current installers only create the necessary registry entries for Visual Studio 2008. To make it visible in the Visual Studio 2010's IDE the following registry settings need to be manually updated and manual addtions to some of the VS 2010 XML configuration files:

  1. Export following registry keys to .reg files and using a text editor, such as Wordpad, edit the Visual Studio version numbers from 8.0 or 9.0 to 10.0:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\DataProviders\{EE00F82B-C5A4-4073-8FF1-33F815C9801D}
    - and -
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\DataSources\{90FBCAF2-8F42-47CD-BF1A-88FF41173060}
    
  2. Once edited, save and double click them to create the new registry entries under:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0....
    
  3. In addition, locate the file C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\machine.config, locate the node, then locate the

    <add name="VirtuosoClient3? Data Provider" ...

    node within it:

    <add name="VirtuosoClient3 Data Provider" invariant="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso"
        description=".NET Framework Data Provider for Virtuoso" type="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.VirtuosoClientFactory, virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.2, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989" />
    

and copy is to the equivalent C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Frameworks\v4.0.30128\CONFIG\machine.config location.

Visual Studio 2010 will then have the necessary information to locate and load the Virtuoso ADO.Net provider in its IDE.

The registry should typically contain the following entries for Visual Studio 2010 as a result:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}]
@=".NET Framework Data Provider for Virtuoso"
"AssociatedSource"="{4D90D7C5-69A6-43EE-83ED-59A0E442D260}"
"CodeBase"="C:\\Windows\\assembly\\GAC_MSIL\\virtado3\\6.2.3128.1__391bf132017ae989\\virtado3.dll"
"Description"="Provider_Description, OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.DDEXResources, virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"
"DisplayName"="Provider_DisplayName, OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.DDEXResources, virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"
"InvariantName"="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso"
"PlatformVersion"="2.0"
"ShortDisplayName"="Provider_ShortDisplayName, OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.DDEXResources, virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"
"Technology"="{77AB9A9D-78B9-4ba7-91AC-873F5338F1D2}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IDSRefBuilder]
@="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework.DSRefBuilder"
"Assembly"="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataAsyncCommand]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataCommand]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataConnectionProperties]
@="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.VirtuosoDataConnectionProperties"
"Assembly"="virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataConnectionSupport]
@="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework.AdoDotNet.AdoDotNetConnectionSupport"
"Assembly"="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataConnectionUIControl]
@="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.VirtuosoDataConnectionUIControl"
"Assembly"="virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataConnectionUIProperties]
@="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.VirtuosoDataConnectionProperties"
"Assembly"="virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataMappedObjectConverter]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataObjectIdentifierResolver]
@="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.VirtuosoDataObjectIdentifierResolver"
"Assembly"="virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataObjectSupport]
@="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework.DataObjectSupport"
"Assembly"="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"
"XmlResource"="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.VirtuosoObjectSupport"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataSourceInformation]
@="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.VirtuosoDataSourceInformation"
"Assembly"="virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataTransaction]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}\SupportedObjects\IVsDataViewSupport]
@="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework.DataViewSupport"
"Assembly"="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Framework, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"
"XmlResource"="OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.VirtuosoViewSupport"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataSources\{4D90D7C5-69A6-43EE-83ED-59A0E442D260}]
@="OpenLink Virtuoso Data Source"
"DefaultProvider"="{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataSources\{4D90D7C5-69A6-43EE-83ED-59A0E442D260}\SupportingProviders]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DataSources\{4D90D7C5-69A6-43EE-83ED-59A0E442D260}\SupportingProviders\{0886A2BB-03D0-4E00-8A3D-F235A5DC0F6D}]
"Description"="DataSource_Description, OpenLink.Data.Virtuoso.DDEX.Net3.DDEXResources, virtado3, Version=6.2.3128.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=391bf132017ae989"

The next Virtuoso releases, 6.3+ will support this new Visual Studio 2010 release out of the box.