Normally, to access a work-item in TFS, we must select Work Items node, choose the queries containing the list of work-item, then find that work-item.
Since doing so is very time-consuming especially when the number of work-items is large, or the tfs server is slow etc.
In Visual Studio 2010 can support the Work-Item Tracking toolbar for quick access to work-items by their IDs without having to make many steps as above.
Right click an empty space on menu bar in VS 2010
You must be logged TFS
Click arrow button or
Select the TFS queries node and press Ctrl + G.
Type the ID of the task needs access.
And you will see your item opened.
Hope that this post is useful for you!
Here are steps to get your IDE be able to use the TFS Proxy feature which helps the getting-latest process be much faster! The main idea is to add a proxy server so that every time we need a get-latest, the content to download will be downloaded from the proxy server; only when the proxy server is outdated, i.e. the latest codes revision number is higher/more recent than the proxy, a direct download to TFS server (the real server other than the proxy we are talking about) is executed.
You need to know the proxy server’s name/IP and port number to proceed – often given by the system administrator at your office, please ask them.
In Contemi Vietnam we use the below information.
1. Open the VS TFS option
- Open menu Tools – Option – Source Control – Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
If you have install Visual Studio Productivity extension, you can call Ctrl-3 to bring up the Quick Access box and enter Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and go directly to the option.
2. Enter the server name/IP and port number.
Hope this helps,
Working from distance office where the TFS Server is not next-to-you is what I am in! What is so important about it? Well you need to step in the water to know if it is cold/hot, isn’t it?
Here are my notes:
- Working with the work-items is extremely annoyed – every time I select an item, there’s a delay 0f 0.5 seconds reading something in the background; even worse, the connection to TFS keeps disconnected. Must say, very very annoyed since any single simple task can consume you more time than you expected.
- (to be continued)