Retrieving TFS Results from a Tree Query

I recently needed to retrieve the results from a TFS tree query using .NET code, via calls to the TFS API. It was easy to find examples for retrieving a set of work items from a flat query, but I couldn’t find any information about how to retrieve a tree. I did find a few…

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Capturing Code Coverage for Coded UI Tests

You would think that simply running coded UI tests with everything setup for capturing code coverage would just work, right? And if you’re running your coded UI tests on a 32-bit operating system, it will. However, if you’re running your tests on a 64-bit operating system, chances are you’ll see the test results (pass/fail), but…

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Interpreting C++ Code Coverage Results

You’ve finally gotten code coverage results for your C++ code. But now your code coverage numbers are lower than you expected. Why is that? And how do you get around it? There are several issues that make C++ code coverage data “noisy” and/or inaccurate. First, if you use the standard C++ libraries, you’ll find the…

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Building Mixed C# and C++ Projects in TFS 2010

We recently added C# unit test projects to our existing C++ product and unit test projects, but they weren’t being built by our gated check-ins. I did some research and found lots of blog posts. The closes one, and the blog post that got me pointed in the right directory, was Aaron Hallberg’s post on…

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Customizing the Iteration Backlog Workbook

The MSF for Agile process template that ships with TFS 2010 includes a nice Iteration Backlog workbook. Because this is an Excel workbook, it’s completely customizable. However, as far as I know, there isn’t any documentation on how to go about customizing this workbook. The Iteration Backlog workbook contains a fair amount of VBA code,…

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