Upgrading Team Projects After Migrating From TFS 2008 to TFS 2012

UPDATE: The content of this post was originally a gap in the on-line MSDN documentation which has since been filled.  The official MSDN documentation can now be found here. I recently worked with a customer that was upgrading from Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 to TFS 2012.  After the upgrade, all of the existing Team Projects…

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A Re-Usable Button Control for TFS Work Item Definitions

There’s plenty of documentation available on MSDN and from other sources that discusses how to create custom controls to be used by TFS Work Item Type (WIT) definitions.  I was working with a customer recently and I needed to customize a work item to show a button that would launch a custom user interface.  The…


Copying a TFS Build Definition

I found myself in a situation recently where I needed the ability to copy a build definition in TFS on a fairly consistent basis.  While this is a feature that has been requested before, unfortunately it hasn’t yet made it into the product.  So I thought I would see if I could create a Visual…

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A UI Wrapper for TFS Rollback Using a Visual Studio Package

 I’ve been using Team Foundation Server since the initial release of TFS 2005.  TFS provides a great set of tools that make the process of Application Lifecycle Management much easier.  However, one piece of functionality that was initially non-existent and still cumbersome to use at best is the process of rolling back a changeset in…

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JavaScript Lint Check-In Policy for TFS

Most web applications contain custom Javascript files to perform any number of tasks within the browser in order to provide an improved experience for the end user.  Of course, our Javascript source files are just as prone to syntax errors as the code we write in C# of VB.Net.  There are various tools, such as…