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how to connect to TFS? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I remember there is a feature in Blend 3 that support TFS for source control. Why I cannot find this feature? Need I install any add-on?
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:24 PM

Answers

  • Install this add in
    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB967483
    • Proposed as answer by RockwellDesign77 Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:25 PM
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:27 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:37 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:25 PM
  • Ok I found the answer on Unni's blog...

    "While you don't need to have Visual Studio 2008 installed on the machine to avail TFS support inside Blend, you do need to install Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer , a free download. You also need to install SP1 of Team Explorer "
    • Proposed as answer by RockwellDesign77 Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:37 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:37 PM
  • I have just confirmed it with blend product team.
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    it's only limited support, which means it must be from a project which you open in VS and say under source control
     then when you open it in Blend, you get context menus for project items
     for other tf operation, like edit, you have to use tf commands
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    That's the response.
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:40 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:40 PM

All replies

  • Install this add in
    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB967483
    • Proposed as answer by RockwellDesign77 Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:25 PM
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:27 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:37 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:25 PM
  • it's strange, I have just installed the hotfix but I cannot find any menu(main menu & right menu) in blend 3 to connect TFS? how to connect it?

    another question: looks like it's a Visual Studio hotfix, that means we must install visual studio on the machine even we only use blend3?
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:29 PM
  • yes i believe you need VS2008
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:32 PM
  • ? in my mind, in blend3, we should check-in/check-out the files in blend3 directly, not need Visual Studio. I'm confused.
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:34 PM
  • Ok I found the answer on Unni's blog...

    "While you don't need to have Visual Studio 2008 installed on the machine to avail TFS support inside Blend, you do need to install Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer , a free download. You also need to install SP1 of Team Explorer "
    • Proposed as answer by RockwellDesign77 Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:37 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:37 PM
  • I will try it and response later.
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:59 PM
  • I have just confirmed it with blend product team.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    it's only limited support, which means it must be from a project which you open in VS and say under source control
     then when you open it in Blend, you get context menus for project items
     for other tf operation, like edit, you have to use tf commands
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    That's the response.
    • Marked as answer by Haiyang Ju Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:40 PM
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:40 PM
  • Haiyang,

    I am not sure your statement is correct (thought it could be just the choice of words and my understanding of them :)).

    Expression Blend 3 offers TFS support for all source control operations like checkin, checkout, view history, etc. What is not supported is the ability to add a solution to source control, or enlist in source control - for these, you need to use the free Team Explorer download.

    Once you have a solution under source control on your local client, everything is integrated into Blend. For more information, you can refer to:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/unnir/archive/2009/03/17/team-foundation-server-support-in-blend-3.aspx

    Thanks,
    Unni


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:02 PM