Posts Tagged ‘TFS’

Quickly Access an TFS item using `Work-Item Tracking` in Visual Studio 2010

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.

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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.


Step 1:

Right click an empty space on menu bar in VS 2010

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Step 2:

You must be logged TFS

Click arrow button or
Select the TFS queries node and press Ctrl + G.

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Type the ID of the task needs access.

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And you will see your item opened.


Hope that this post is useful for you!



How to Set up/Use Proxy Server for TFS in Visual Studio 2010

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we need a get-latest, the content to download will be downloaded from the proxy server; only when the proxy server is outdated, i.e. the latest codes revision number is higher/more recent than the proxy, a direct download to TFS server (the real server other than the proxy we are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.

The Steps

1. Open the VS TFS option
  • Open menu Tools – Option – Source Control – Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
  • or
    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,

      Notes about working with TFS from distance office

      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:

      1. 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.
      2. (to be continued)