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No history to Subversion

Mon, Mar 2, 2009
I’ve been involved in a couple of projects where SourceSafe was kicked out. In most cases there were long discussions on how to handle the history in SourceSafe. Most developers seems to manage without migrating the history, but there has always been a vocal minority that desperately want to have the history migrated. When dealing with this it has struck me that every project that was in favor of migrating the history also was missing decent release practices.

Installing Team Explorer

Mon, Oct 6, 2008
… and it takes forever to merge the Help Index. I just want to install the Team Explorer and do my stuff. Why do I have to wait an hour to merge the help index? In my opinion that should be done on a low priority thread after the install is done.

Working offline with Team Foundation Server

Thu, Jul 19, 2007
I’m just about done reading Professional Team Foundation Serverand at the end I found this little gem: This tip needs the Team Foundation Power Tool (tfpt.exe) to work. When you are working offline you just clear the read-only attribute on the files you want to edit. Later, when you are online, you open the command line, navigate to your workspace and run: tfpt.exe online Now the power tool will find all those writable files and create a change set from them.

TFS:All files are up to date.

Thu, Jun 7, 2007
If you do a tf.exe get filename.ext and get All files are up to date. back, it might be because your current directory is not correctly mapped to a folder in the Team Foundation Server project your root folder is mapped to. It your server ‘tree’ looks like this: ProjectName Source ClientCode ... ServerCode ... …and your local folders look like this: ProjectName Source ClientCode ... ServerCode .

TFS Listener for logview4net

Fri, May 11, 2007
Howard van Rooijen has created a template for creating listeners to Team Foundation Server events. This might come in handy since I was thinking of creating a TFS Listener for logview4net. I am about to separate the SQL and EventLog listeners to an assembly for MS listeners. A TFS Listener is exactly what that would need. Add: Share and store documents… Free.

Unshelve files in TFS

Thu, May 10, 2007
If you are looking for your shelved changes in the Source Control Explorer you are out of luck. There is a tool item in the Pending Changes windows for managing you shelved files.

Deleted files in a label, TFS

Sun, Mar 25, 2007
According to this article from the dev team deleted files are not left in a label. This might lead to some nasty surprises when you are in to restructuring your code base (as we are now). It is nice that we can get files from a specific point in time instead.

TFS Server with friendly DNS name

Thu, Jan 4, 2007
Since I didn’t find this info the first time I searched I’ll add it here to. This is what you have to do to get the Team Explorer to work correctly if your TFS Server has a different DNS name than it’s machine name. …and what is really missing in that instruction is to disconnect/reconnect you project in Team Explorer since all URL’s are cached on the client.

Attrice Corporation Team Foundation Sidekicks

Wed, Dec 20, 2006
Attrice Corporation Team Foundation Sidekicks From the site: Team Foundation Sidekicks is a suite of tools for Microsoft Team Foundation Server Administrators and advanced users providing Graphic User Interface for administrative and advanced version control tasks in multi-user TFS environments.

Mysterious hangs on TFS operations

Mon, Dec 18, 2006
If your Visual Studio instance hangs when doing operations that normally show a dialog, it might be because you have multiple monitors and the one Team Foundation wants to show the dialog on is not connected or you have swapped the primary and secondary monitor. This is actually not a TFS-only problem I’ve seen the same hang in other applications too so I guess it’s Windows that hasn’t figured out that a monitor is missing.