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Jakob Ehn Visual Studio ALM MVP @Inmeta Crayon May 2010 Entries
Building Visual Studio Setup Projects with TFS 2010 Team Build
UPDATE: 2010-09-15 – Added details about the use of the ExitCode variable One of the most common complaints from people starting to use Team Build is that is doesn’t support building Microsoft’s own Setup and Deployment project (*.vdproj). When creating a default build definition that compiles a solution containing a setup project, you’ll get the following warning: The project file "MyProject.vdproj" is not supported by MSBuild and cannot be built. This is what the problem is all about. MSBuild, ......

Posted On Friday, May 14, 2010 8:38 AM

Speed up loading of test results from builds in Visual Studio
I still see people complaining about the long time it takes to load test results from a TFS build in Visual Studio. And they make a valid point, it does take a very long time to load the test results, even for a small number of tests. The reason for this is that the test results is not just the result of the test run but also all the binaries that were part of the test run. This often also means that the debug symbols (*.pdb) will be downloaded to your local machine. This reason for this behaviour ......

Posted On Sunday, May 9, 2010 11:04 PM

Executing legacy MSBuild scripts in TFS 2010 Build
When upgrading from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010, all builds are “upgraded” in the sense that a build definition with the same name is created, and it uses the UpgradeTemplate build process template to execute the build. This template basically just runs MSBuild on the existing TFSBuild.proj file. The build definition contains a property called ConfigurationFolderPath that points to the TFSBuild.proj file. So, existing builds will run just fine after upgrade. But what if you want to use the new workflow ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:04 AM

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