StyleCop Check-in Policy updated (v. 1.3)

I have updated TFS check-in policy for StyleCop 4.3.3.0 and also compiled a version for TFS 2010 (now that it has RTM’ed). The sources and MSIs (one for TFS 2008 and one for TFS 2010) are now available at MSDN Code Gallery. Enjoy!

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TFS2010: Connecting using TFS 2008 object model

Can you connect to TFS 2010 server using 2008 client? Sure you can! There are couple of gotchas to be aware of, specifically you’d be better off installing an update for TFS 2008; if you do not the following message comes up: Grant Holliday wrote very detailed post on what needs to be installed and…

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TFS Destroy – friend or foe?

While everyone else is blogging about VS 2010 Beta 2, I thought it still may be worth publishing this post that talks about VS 2008 behavior (yes, the old release ;). One of the features missing in VS 2005 and added in VS 2008 was destroy command; people wanted to get rid of the source…

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Disposing of checkin policy

Recently while I was fixing up StyleCop checkin policy, I came across one small not-so-obvious snippet of knowledge worthwhile to share. Any custom checkin policy inherits from PolicyBase, which in turn implements IDisposable. Meaning – if you need to clean up after yourself in your custom policy, Dispose method is the place for that. So…

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New check-in policy for VSS fans: keywords expanded

One of the much-talked-about missing features of TFS is the keyword expansion feature. You know, the ability to place the template in the beginning of every single file and then have every revision tracked in the body of the file (in addition to tracking in source control history, that is). Personally, I am not a…

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