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Tarun Arora - Visual Studio ALM MVP ALM, Agile, Automation, Performance Testing, Software QA, Cloud, ... TFS API Team Foundation Server Application Programming Interface, Team Foundation Server SDK, Team Foundation Server Software Development Kit
TFS API - Reporting Visual Studio Solution And Project Versions
Problem Definition I am about to take ownership of a TFS 2005 repository that has projects for BizTalk, SharePoint, SSIS, SSAS, different flavors of .NET, to complicate things, the customer is using different versions of visual studio to develop and maintain these solutions. To take control of the source control and successfully manage the build infrastructure it is important for me to have a view on what project types, what version of these project types, what version of visual studio, etc are being ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:36 AM

The year 2012 in highlights!
2012 has been an overwhelming year, I had my share of up’s and down’s. The year started on a high note with Microsoft presenting me the MVP award for Visual Studio ALM. I changed my availability status (no this doesn’t have anything to do with the MVP award) from being single to being married on 11th February – My big fat Indian Wedding. During my visit to India I met Chuck, with support from Anuthara and her team in IDC I launched an initiative to deliver a series of videos with the product team ......

Posted On Monday, December 31, 2012 9:55 AM

TFS API Change WorkItem CreatedDate And ChangedDate To Historic Dates
There may be times when you need to modify the value of the fields “System.CreatedDate” and “System.ChangedDate” on a work item. Richard Hundhausen has a great blog with ample of reason why or why not you should need to set the values of these fields to historic dates. In this blog post I’ll show you, Create a PBI WorkItem linked to a Task work item by pre-setting the value of the field ‘System.ChangedDate’ to a historic date Change the value of the field ‘System.Created’ to a historic date Simulate ......

Posted On Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:53 PM

TFS API Add Favorites programmatically
01 – What are we trying to achieve? In this blog post I’ll be showing you how to add work item queries as favorites, it is also possible to use the same technique to add build definition as favorites. Once a shared query or build definition has been added as favorite it will show up on the team web access. In this blog post I’ll be showing you a work around in the absence of a proper API how you can add queries to team favorites. 02 – Disclaimer There is no official API for adding favorites programmatically. ......

Posted On Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:24 PM

TFS API Find out who deleted your build?

I am sure you have been in the situation where you start following a change through the list of builds and suddenly realize a lot of the builds have been deleted by some one! The good news is, when the build is deleted from the build explorer in Visual Studio it is only ........

Posted On Sunday, May 20, 2012 4:43 PM

Get Detailed Build Test Results using the TFS API

It’s a Friday evening and you have just checked in that last bit of code, you are waiting for the build to go all green so that you could call it a day. Just then the build summary page comes back red on the test results section. The build summary page tells you that 1 of the test namely HelloWorld.Tests.UnitTest1.Sum_TwoIntNumbers_IncorrectResult_TestMethod has failed…......

Posted On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:37 PM

Community TFS Build Manager – Build Notes Preview

Lately I have been working on a feature for the TBM which will help you automate much of the release note creation process by allowing you to generate a summary document from the build summary.

Posted On Friday, April 27, 2012 6:38 PM

TFS SDK: Workspace Explorer & Statistics
The Team Explorer is a wonderful view of the position of your version control in the team foundation server. However, there is no one window of such truth available for the workspace. I am a very active member of the msdn community and have come across questions on, How do I see a list of all files that are not mapped to TFS but are in my workspace? (Yes, you can use the TFS power tools tfpt.exe /scorch or /treeclean to achieve this) I would like to see all pending changes in just one folder and ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:54 PM

TFS SDK: Work Item History Visualizer using TFS API
Download from here If you track your project tasks against work items, you would know the importance of Work Item History. This is one way for you to reflect on who did what and when, some organizations use it for auditing purposes as well. Using the WorkItemStore service it is possible to get the work item revisions, now depending on how creative you are, you can plot the data and visualize the changes as you like. In this blog post I'll be showing you, How to get the work item history programmatically ......

Posted On Sunday, August 21, 2011 6:18 PM

TFS SDK: Compare Changesets programmatically
I will be covering three things in this blog post Get the history i.e. all change sets of an item programmatically using the TFS API. Download the change sets programmatically using the TFS API Use WinMerge to compare those change sets programmatically 1. How do i get the history of a file using TFS API? The VersionControlServer Class exposes the QueryHistory method that gets you all changesets that have impacted a file or folder you are querying for. public IEnumerable QueryHistory( string path, ......

Posted On Saturday, July 23, 2011 10:18 PM

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