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  • Blog Post: Get started with some basic TFBuild scripts

    You want to run some of your business logic during your TFBuild process . Maybe before, or maybe after Team Foundation Build (TFBuild) compiles or tests your code. For example, before you compile, you want to set the version of your assembly files. Or after you compile, you want to control the build...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test: Why does application close after each test in Visual Studio 2012?

    In Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Coded UI Test added a flag CloseOnPlaybackCleanup to ApplicationUnderTest class. For cases where an application is launched during test run, this flag helps determine whether to close the application under test after test is over. Default value for the flag was set to true...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Update available for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

    An update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 with compatibility support for Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 is available for download at Download Center and as a Microsoft Update. After you apply the Microsoft update, the following Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Test Tools features are improved for Windows 8: ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guide – Localised for Japan

    The Japanese community, under the mentorship of Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), have localised the Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guide. Release notes Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), Takaho Yamaguchi (山口 孝穂), Masashi Fujiwara (藤原 祐之), localized and reviewed the Quick Reference Guidance for the Japanese communities, based on...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Branching Guide – Localized for Japan

    The Japanese community, under the mentorship of Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), have localised the Visual Studio 2010 Branching Guide. Release notes Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), Takaho Yamaguchi (山口 孝穂), Hirokazu Higashino (東野 紘和), localized and reviewed the Branching Guidance for the Japanese communities, based on http://vsarbranchingguide...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Coded UI for Word Add-In Sample Solution has shipped!

    We are pleased to announce that we have released the sample solution, which many have been waiting for This project delivers practical and scenario based sample code and guidance for the Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Add-in , which extends the Coded UI feature support to Microsoft Word documents...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN topic: Coded UI Extension for custom controls

    The Visual Studio team has released MSDN documentation on Enable Coded UI Testing of Your Custom Controls . Please go through the step-by-step implementation of Coded UI extension points to achieve various levels of support. The document describes how to make a custom ChartControl with CurveLegend...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test and Microsoft Test Manager Survey

    Have you used Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools - Coded UI Test or Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in your project(s)? If so, we would like to hear your experience with these features. Let us know what you think by taking the Coded UI / Microsoft Test Manager Survey . Thanks! Shubhra Maji – Visual...
  • Blog Post: How To: Bulk edit action recording?

    Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has test runner using which one can do manual testing. One of the features that many folks use while doing manual testing using test runner is the Fast Forward feature. With this feature, a tester can do an action recording and later use that to fast forward the test with...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test Extension for 3rd party Windows Forms controls–How to?

    Here is how one can add FULL Coded UI Test support for a 3rd party control based on Windows Forms technology. Implementation Method – Accessibility Accessibility means having equal access to web-based information and services regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test Extension for 3rd party controls - the basics explained

    Having developed a 3rd party control, wonder what it takes to go from NO support to FULL support for Coded UI Test? How to make the UI elements testable by Coded UI Test – to be able to create automated tests from manual recording, record user actions, generate code from user actions, add custom...
  • Blog Post: Software Downloads for the Team Foundation Service Preview

    You can connect to the Team Foundation Service Preview from a number of applications as well as visiting your account URL at tfspreview.com . In the following post we talk about the client software necessary if you want to connect your development environment to your new Team Foundation Server in the...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation SDK Updates: VB Samples + More Samples using the Version Control APIs

    We've just updated to the Team Foundation SDK content ( Extending Team Foundation ) to include VB samples alongside the C# samples that we had previously published. We've also added some new sample code for working with the version control APIs: ...read more
  • Blog Post: VS ALM March 2011 Library Updates and New VS SP1 Content

    This month's continuous publishing release of the MSDN Library includes content for the release of VS 2010 SP1. VS2010 SP1 Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released. In this release we addressed some of the most requested features and top voted issues from our customers. You can...
  • Blog Post: How do You Prioritize Content Work? Here's What We Did for Team Foundation Content

    Once we identified most of the items (stories) in our backlog, we started to prioritize them. In our first pass, we adapted a technique that Mike Cohn teaches called Theme Scoring . I say adapted because we didn't identify a small number of themes and ...read more
  • Blog Post: Short videos about how to visualize your code or system with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

    Each of these videos are less than 2 minutes long and provide very quick overviews of how you can use Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate to perform the following tasks: Explore large codebases in Architecture Explorer Visualize code relationships on dependency diagrams Build static and dynamic views...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Backlog of Content Work

    I have posted a couple of series on how we plan content work for Team Foundation, one in 2007 Planning the Sprint Tracking Work Items Reporting Status and the other in 2009. How we Track Content Work Managing ...read more
  • Blog Post: Using the Schemas to Edit Work Item Types and Process Templates for Team Foundation in Visual Studio

    I've just posted the Team Foundation schema files for process templates and work item types on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas/Wiki/View.aspx?id=25933 . You can drop the schema files in Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Enabling new Application Lifecycle Management Features for Visual Studio 2010 in Upgraded Team Projects

    First, a caveat: VS 2010 SP1 Beta recently shipped with a go-live license. This post is not about that. If you have VS 2010, and you install VS 2010 SP1 Beta, you'll get all the new bells and whistles in SP1. Rather, this post is for those of you who ...read more
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation SDK Improved for VS 2010

    Back in January, I wrote this post that showed that we really needed to change directions on the SDK content. The major elements of the new approach are Throw out what was there because it wasn't working Deliver a new set of SDK content that ...read more
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation SDK Update includes the Server Object Model

    We just published updates to the Team Foundation SDK , which now covers the server object model . We're making some other changes, too. Of course, we're adding more content to the reference material. For example, we've added information that we think ...read more
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate helps you gain more control over code dependencies

    There's two ways that you can approach this in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate : - At the physical level You can visualize your code from the top-down by generating dependency graphs at the overall assembly, namespace, or class level, and then drill down to more granular levels. If you have a very...
  • Blog Post: How is Visual Studio 2010 working for you?

    Jason Zander wants you to tell MS directly : "It's been just over 6 months since we launched Visual Studio 2010 in April. I hope you've been busy digging in and taking VS out for a spin. Your feedback was invaluable to us as we were building VS - thank you! It's a great time for us to hear what you...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Customizable Process Guidance

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted customizable process guidance packages on Code Gallery. I've updated those to pick up a few minor changes that we published on MSDN yesterday. http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VSScrumGuidance http://code.msdn.microsoft ...read more
  • Blog Post: Customizable process guidance

    I've just posted versions of process guidance for Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0, and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement v5.0 on Code Gallery so that you can customize them and associate these customized versions with your ...read more
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