TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from July 7th, 2007

Copy area and interation structure using the Area Import/Export Tool

July 7th, 2007 · 13 Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Extensibility, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities, Work Item Customization

If you look for a way to export and import your area and/or iteration structure the Team Foundation Object Model (TFOM) is your friend. However it’s only your friend if you know where to look for. While the export works perfectly using the WorkItemStore, the import is only possible through the ICommonStructureService (and could be […]

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Download: Visual Studio 2005 Project Template for TFS Utilities

July 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment · TFS Extensibility

If you develop small utilities for Team Foundation Server a lot you might want to save some time and use a project template (see bottom for file attachment) that already comes equipped with the correct references to all Microsoft.TeamFoundation.*.dlls as well as the most important using statements and a few lines of code to get […]

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Getting started using Custom Work Item Controls

July 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS Extensibility, TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Work Item Customization

Since Service Pack 1 [1] we have the ability to create our own controls to display field value within a work item form which gives us great flexibility. However there are two caveats with custom work item controls right now that aren’t solved: They do not work with Web Access [2] so it’s not a choice for […]

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Undocumented attributes for controlling the Work Item form layout

July 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Work Item Customization

Naren [1] revealed a few very interesting on hidden attributes his blog [2] which you definitely should take a look at since they let you solve some problems as the following ones: Control the height of two text boxes that were placed vertically on one tab When placing more than one text box on a tab page you […]

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Use SnagIt to capure your screen and create a new Work Item quickly

July 6th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Screen Galleries, Team Foundation Server, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities

Capturing screenshots and new bugs quickly is a everyday task for software developers and testers. The default Work Item form does not handle this scenario very efficiently, i.e. you have to click too many times until the new bug is created. One nice solution comes out of TechSmith, the creators of the popular SnagIt screen […]

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