TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS Work Item Tracking'

Q: How Do I link work items with SharePoint documents?

October 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, VSTS

A: Two possible ways: Step 1: Get the URL of the document saved in a SharePoint document library From the project portal: Right-click the file and select Copy Shortcut. Done.   From the Team Explorer window in Visual Studio: Right-click the file under the Documents folder and select Properties.   The quickest way is to […]

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Using images in description fields

August 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, VSTS

Requires: The use of HTML description fields in stead of the default description field. Team System Web Access (TSWA) to insert the pictures.   Steps: Use a HTML fields for your descriptions instead of plan text fields(might need to copy the old descriptions programmatically). Add the image you want to use to the work item’s […]

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Changing TFS email notifications to link to Team System Web Access

August 31st, 2007 · 6 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Process Customization, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking

Thanks to this MSDN Forums post I was able to change the link included in every TFS notification e-mail to point to TSWA instead of the project portal. Here’s the full story: When using project alerts to get notified about work item changes you get an email containing a link to the project portal: If […]

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Tool for creating links to pages on Team System Web Access

August 31st, 2007 · 3 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities

Would you like to send links to work items, team projects or source files on  Team System Web Access? For work items … you can find the answer in the offical TSWA FAQ: Q: What’s the URL to use if I want to send the link of a specific work item? A: Work item links […]

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Creating a separate work item form layout for Web Access

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Work Item Customization

Right now custom work item controls [1] are not supported by Team System Web Access [2]. Instead your custom control you will see this unpleasant message: “Unable to create workitem control ‘ControlName’”. While this is a sad thing for us users does that mean that we shouldn’t use Web Access? No, of course not… One […]

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

July 7th, 2007 · 14 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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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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How Do I: Customize TeamPlain? and How Do I: Create Custom Work Items in Team Foundation Server?

June 24th, 2007 · No Comments · TFS 2005, TFS Extensibility, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Training and Learning

What do both topics have in common? Well, Microsoft started to publish How-Do-I-videos for various technologies and these two were the same topics covered on Visual Studio Team System. How Do I: Customize TeamPlain? In this video, Scott Golightly shows you how you can customize TeamPlain Web Access to work the way that you do. You […]

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