TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from March 10th, 2011

Solved: Error creating a new Test Case in VS 2010

March 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · TFS 2010, Work Item Customization

You receive the error message: Work item type is not valid. You must specify a valid work item type. Solution: You need to import work item categories using witadmin like this: importcategories /collection:http://server:8080/tfs/collection /p:Project /f:categories.xml MSDN docs: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd273721.aspx You can extract the categories.xml from the Process Template definition. (Thanks to Ruiz Yi from MSDN Subscriber […]

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Your Visual Studio 2010 is running slow?

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Troubleshooting TFS

There’s a new "Visual Studio Troubleshooting" page available on MSDN: Information on how to troubleshoot your hardware/software configuration to gain optimum efficiency while using Visual Studio 2010. Link: Suggestions for Improving the Performance of Visual Studio

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Building Silverlight 4 apps with Team Build 2010

March 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build)

Error messages: The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\Silverlight\v4.0\Microsoft.Silverlight.CSharp.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk. or C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\Silverlight\v4.0\Microsoft.Silverlight.Common.targets (104): The Silverlight 4 SDK is not installed. Required Steps: Install Silverlight 4 SDK on Build Agents. In the Build Definition, change the […]

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Getting started with Visual Studio Test Professional

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)

Microsoft updated the Visual Studio website to include: Overview Videos: Visual Studio Test Professional Overview Test Planning with Visual Studio 2010 Test Authoring and Test Running with Visual Studio 2010 Test Automation with Visual Studio 2010 Tracking Quality with Visual Studio 2010 "How do I" Videos: How Do I: Plan Tests with Visual Studio 2010 […]

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What’s the maximum number of Work Items?

March 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS Work Item Tracking

Work Item IDs can not be higher than Int32.MaxValue or 2,147,483,647. (Thanks to Jim Lamb)

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Clean old and unused workspaces and shelves from your TFS

March 3rd, 2011 · 6 Comments · Team Foundation Version Control, TFS Administration, Tools and Utilities

The command line utility “tfsclean.exe” helps  with two scenarios: You want to find and delete old worspaces and shelvesets (oder than XX days). You want to find and delete workspaces and shevlesets from a certain user (e.g. when the user left the company) Caution: There’s no way to recover a shelveset once it is deleted. […]

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How to ping TFS to see if it’s up and running

March 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · TFS 2010, TFS Administration, Tools and Utilities

The command line: pingtfs.exe /server:http://myserver:8080/tfs (Note: pingtfs.exe will return an exit code of 0 if the ping succeeded, otherwise it will return an exit code other than zero.) Download the tool from here: PingTFS.exe (.ZIP, 7,45 KB)

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