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Is there any way to test a build workflow without having to check it in? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm making changes to my TFS 2010 build workflow, and was wondering if there was any way test my changes without having to check it in and trigger a build. Is there a way I can trigger a build locally and use my checked out workflow?

     

     

    Thanks,

    Anthony

    Monday, January 31, 2011 4:13 AM

Answers

  • No, there isn't. You can write unit tests to test the internals of your custom activities, but to test the actual workflow you must run a build on a build server.

    I usually do the development in a development branch, where I can check it in without affecting any existing build definition.

    Hope that helps
    /Jakob


    Blog: <a href="http://geekswithblogs.net/jakob"/> Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/jakobehn"/>
    Monday, January 31, 2011 9:44 AM
  • I figured as much, but was hoping I missed something.

     

    Thanks,

    Anthony

    Monday, January 31, 2011 4:21 PM

All replies

  • No, there isn't. You can write unit tests to test the internals of your custom activities, but to test the actual workflow you must run a build on a build server.

    I usually do the development in a development branch, where I can check it in without affecting any existing build definition.

    Hope that helps
    /Jakob


    Blog: <a href="http://geekswithblogs.net/jakob"/> Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/jakobehn"/>
    Monday, January 31, 2011 9:44 AM
  • I figured as much, but was hoping I missed something.

     

    Thanks,

    Anthony

    Monday, January 31, 2011 4:21 PM