[Sample of Apr 19th] Custom Data Grid work item control of Visual Studio


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Today’s code sample demonstrates how to create a Custom Data Grid work item control of Visual Studio.  It’s created by our star sample writer: Ruiz Yi.

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The CSTFSWorkItemDataGridControl sample demonstrates how to create a Custom Data Grid work item control of Visual Studio.

  • Display a Field value in DataGrid
  • Save the data in DataGrid to a WorkItem Field
  • Support customize the Columns' Name
  • Avoid  Illegal characters


Building the Sample

Team Explorer 2010 is required. And then update following assembly references:

  • Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client
  • Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Common
  • Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client
  • Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Controls


Running the Sample

1. Copy following items to %USERPROFILE% \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\Work Item Tracking\Custom Controls.

  • DataGridControl.wicc
  • CSTFSWorkItemDataGridControl.dll

If you want to deploy them to multiple clients, the Team Members component in TFS Power Tools is a great tool.

2. Use WitAdmin importwitd command line to import the WIT Controls (WIT Controls.xml) WorkItem Type.

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd312129.aspx. TFS Power Tools also supplies a more convenient approach

3.  Open Team Explorer in Visual Studio, connect to the Team Project to which you import the WIT Controls

4.  Create a new WIT Controls work item, and you will see

5.  Type the title and data in the DataGrid, then save the work item.

6. In the history tab, you can see the saved value of Demo. GridField


More Information

Work Item Tracking Custom Controls

IWorkItemControl Interface

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