Custom Work Item Controls for TFS 2012

Update: Ed Blankenship correctly pointed out to me that the control model is only changing for web client controls so there should be little work upgrading existing windows work item controls to 2012.

I’ve been hearing requests for some additional work item control types for TFS 2012. Years ago I added a few controls to the open-source project at http://witcustomcontrols.codeplex.com/ and these have been maintained up to TFS 2010. With TFS 2012 the model for web client custom controls on the web has changed and with that in mind I’ve been considering putting some effort into implementing a few common controls for both Windows and Web.

I’m curious what the most wanted set of custom controls would be. My guess is that atleast these would be useful:

  • Multiselect control
  • Checkbox
  • Radiobutton
  • Aggregation control. Based on rules show a sum of values (i.e. time remaining for a user story based on the sum of child tasks).
  • Data-bound list. Based on a data source list a set of values (i.e. customer names from a CRM system)

Ideas? Comment this post or discuss at http://witcustomcontrols.codeplex.com/discussions.

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