TFS 2012 Web Access Customizations, Part 5: Using Fiddler to Speed Up Development

The whole process of making a change, creating a package, deploying it to TFS, re-enabling and testing it is very tedious. In order to speed up the development effort, Fiddler can be used. Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect…

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TFS 2012 Web Access Customizations, Part 4: Sample Extensions

In this post I will show you sample code for several Web Access controls. This should help you grasp all the concepts fairly quickly and get started developing your own extensions. Here is the screenshot of what we are trying to achieve today:   First extension that we are going to look at is a…

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TFS 2012 Web Access Customizations, Part 3: Extension Packaging & Deployment

Our fourth (yay zero based numbering!) will explain the fundamentals of TFS Web Access Extension package and how to deploy it to the server. After reading this article, you should be able create an extension on your own. However, in the upcoming articles we will discuss sample implementation of a few extensions and look at…

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TFS 2012 Web Access Customizations, Part 2: Extension template

In this part of our on-going series about TFS 2012 Web Access customizations we are going look at the actual blueprint for the Work Item control. In the next article you will learn about packaging the extension, providing all the necessary metadata and deploying it to TFS server.   After reading this article, you should understand…

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TFS 2012 Web Access Customizations, Part 1: OOP Principles in JavaScript

This is a second part in a series of posts that will get you jump started on developing custom controls for Team Foundation Server 2012 Web Access. We will start with rather general topic, but nonetheless important for TFS Web Access. After reading this article, you should be able to use JavaScript effectively and follow…

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TFS 2012 Web Access Customizations, Part 0: What is TFS Web Access?

This is a first part in a series of posts that will get you jump started on developing custom controls for Team Foundation Server 2012 Web Access. There is very little information or documentation on the subject, even internally in Microsoft. That is why I am hoping you will find this series helpful. To start…

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