Orcas Object Model Documentation

I put together a chm file for the Orcas Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client and Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Common namespaces the other day using Sandcastle and the invaluable Sandcastle Help File Builder, so here it is.  Please keep in mind that this is preliminary documentation, everything is subject to change before RTM, etc. We’d love to hear what you think of the Orcas…

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TfsBuild.rsp and Logging Verbosity in Orcas

In the 2.0 .NET Framework, MSBuild’s default verbosity for its FileLogger was “normal”.  As such, if you needed diagnostic logging information in a Team Build build (e.g. for debugging an issue with the build process) you needed to add the following to your TfsBuild.rsp file: /verbosity:diagnostic -or more briefly- /v:diag In the 3.5 .NET Framework,…

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Team Build Object Model – Queueing a Build

Two of the biggest Team Build changes in Orcas (Beta 1 is now available here) are (a) the addition of an Object Model, and (b) the addition of build queueing.  In Team Build v1, by contrast, the only API available for Team Build was the web service; and only a single build (per Team Project…

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Adding Build Steps to Team Build in orcas

Way back in August I did a post (my 2nd ever!) on adding build steps to Team Build using a custom task.  I thought I would revisit this topic in the context of the latest version of Team Build, now available in the March CTP of Orcas. In Orcas, you’ll have two options for adding build…

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Orcas Changes

The March CTP of Orcas is now available (Buck has a post on this here), and with it comes your first chance to play around with the new and improved Team Build.  I’m pretty excited about the changes in the build process (defined in Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.targets), so I figured I’d mention some of them: We’ve added…

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