Unable to use or share the workspace created using Visual Studio 2012 or higher versions in Visual Studio 2010.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 5. February 2016 11:57

Explanation:

Visual Studio 2010 can't use the local workspaces created using Visual Studio 2012 or higher versions. The local workspace feature was introduced starting Visual Studio 2012.

Solution:

Create the workspace using Visual Studio 2010 to share or use the same workspace across Visual Studio 2010 and higher versions.

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TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015 | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013 | Visual Studio 2015

MIssing "Find by Status" and "Find by Wildcard" in Source Control Explorer

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 11. January 2016 12:49

Solution:

"Find by Status" and "Find by Wildcard" plug-ins are from TFS power tools. You need to install TFS power tools to gain access to "Find by Status" and "Find by Wildcard" menus.

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015 | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013 | Visual Studio 2015

TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 14. May 2015 06:52
Explanation:
Ensure the proxy settings are set correct. You may face TFS connection issues when the proxy settings 
have changed or are incorrect.

Note: The .NET and Visual Studio use the proxy settings from Internet Explorer 

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TFS | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

How to add IE 11 version to the browser Type to configure a Load Test in Visual Studio IDE?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 30. January 2015 07:02

Solution:

1. Open Notepad.

2. Edit the file with the following details

 <Browser Name="Internet Explorer 11.0" MaxConnections="6">
  <Headers>
    <Header Name="User-Agent" Value="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko" />
    <Header Name="Accept" Value="*/*" />
    <Header Name="Accept-Language" Value="{{$IEAcceptLanguage}}" />
    <Header Name="Accept-Encoding" Value="GZIP" />
  </Headers>
</Browser>

3. Save the file as "IE11.browser" under "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio <Version>\Common7\IDE\Templates\LoadTest\Browsers"

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Web Performance & Load Tests | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

Is it possible to restore a deleted files in TFS?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 30. June 2014 12:47

Solution:

  1. Open Visual Studio IDE  
  2. Go to Tools --> Options in Visual Studio menu and open the options. Select Source Control --> Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and tick the option "Show deleted items in Source Control Explorer" and click OK.
  3. Now you can see the deleted files appear in Source Control Explorer. Right click on the Folder/File you want to restore and click "Undelete" to get it restored.
 
 

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Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

Partial files while performing "get latest" operation in TFS.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 7. February 2014 12:04

Explanation:

All my source files where partial while performing TFS version control "get latest" operation on Windows Server 2008 R2 OS

 

 Solution:

Open Visual Studio with "Run as Administrator" option

 

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Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

Test Plan/Suite Management through TFS 2013 web access

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 8. January 2014 10:14

Explanation:

You can now add Test Plan and Suite Management to the list of testing features available in Web Access.

Following are the tasks that can be done using web access

  • Create a test plan
  • Add/Create a test suite,static test suite and query-based test suite  
  • Add/Create test cases and Shared steps
  • test case execution
  • Status check after test case execution
  • Change the steps during execution

The differences between the local MTM and Web access is in the collection of diagnostic data (video, screenshots, IntelliTraace, code coverage). The collection of this data is only supported on a locally installed MTM

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MTM | TFS 2013 | Visual Studio 2013

How to switch a workspace from source to target workspace mappings without affecting the folders and files in the target workspace.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 19. December 2013 08:02

Explanation:

A regular get operation will deleted each item in the target workspace folder and re-downloaded the folders and files from the server to target workspace folder.

Solution:

Use remap switch with tf get command

"tf get /remap"

Note: /remap switch does increase the load on server to process your request

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TFS 2010 | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

Can I lock folders and files in a shelveset?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 19. December 2013 07:43

Explanation

A lock cannot exist in a shelveset, When you try to lock an item and shelve it, your lock will be removed as part of the shelve operation.

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Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

Multiple TFS users mapping their workspaces to same folder on shared drive

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 18. December 2013 10:02

Explanation:

Multiple users mapping their workspaces to same folder on shared drive lead to conflicts in performing checkin, Checkout and "get latest" operations.

Workaround:

You can try users mapping their workspaces to different folder on shared drive.

For example

user 1 -- <Shared Drive>\User 1 Workspaces\

user 2 -- <Shared Drive>\User 2 Workspaces\

user 3 -- <Shared Drive>\User 3 Workspaces\

user 4 -- <Shared Drive>\User 4 Workspaces\

Note: Mapping the workspace to a shared drive lead to bad performance.

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Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

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My name is Xavier Dilip Kumar Jayaraj and I am a Software Configuration Management Engineer with a background in application development, Build & packaging using Install Shield.

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