Power Tools for TFS 2017 with VS 2017 RC RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Does anyone know if there is plan to release Power Tools for VS 2017 for TFS 2017?

    Many Thanks.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:21 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    According to release notes it says most of the previous Power Tools have been integrated into TFS 2017 that means no separate power tools. The Process Template Editor is one that has not been integrated, but it will be publish a Process Template Editor tool for TFS 2017 to the Visual Studio Gallery shortly after TFS 2017 is available. 

    You can find detail information here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/tfs2017-relnotes


    • Proposed as answer by MBilalKhan Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:10 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Dalstonton Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8:44 PM
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:10 PM
  • Thank you for the link. I reviewed but see no mention of windows explorer shell integration. This is feature I'm interested in. Any clue how this can be achieved?
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:59 PM
  • @MBilalKhan

    why are you proposing your own posting as answer for the thread ?

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8:38 PM
  • @Daniel_Steiner 

    Because i think i have answered what he initially asked for, is it bad to do that?

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8:59 PM
  • I thought the high level role of Power Tools was the shell integration. On review I don't see any inclusion of this in TFS 2017.
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:04 PM
  • Dalstonton,

    i installed 2017 last week on sandbox, i haven't had change to look into customization stuff yet, if i able to figure it out then i will defiantly share it with you.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:08 PM
  • Thank you However I don't see how a server setting would appear as a shell extension on the client.
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:40 PM
  • Because i think i have answered what he initially asked for, is it bad to do that?

    usually another person should propose a posting as answer if the person agrees with the answer and the creator of the question takes a very long time to respond and mark it as an answer.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:53 PM
  • Well, if system allows you to propose as the answer that means you can :)
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:59 PM
  • I'm also looking for Windows Shell Extension, in the now production VS2017.  Any word on whether there will be a version of TFS 2017 power tools available soon, or if it safe to use the TFS 2015 power tools with VS2017?
    Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:56 AM
  • I uninstalled the TFS Power Tools for 2015, and the rest of VS2015, and then reinstalled *just* the Windows Shell Extension, and it seems to be working flawlessly with VS2017 against my TFS2017 server (with Update 1).


    Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:30 PM
  • It looks like you can't install the Windows Shell Extension part of the VS 2015 Power Tools unless you actually have VS 2015 installed.  I just formatted my PC and only installed VS 2017, so this solution does not work for me :(

    - Dan - "Can't never could do anything"

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:50 PM
  • Gah! Sorry about that. I had VS2015 installed at that time, but have since uninstalled.

    Most likely the Tools installer is just looking for a registry key. So if you get really ambitious you can grab one of the registry-watcher tools like from SysInternals and maybe hack your way to success.

    Hopefully MS will release a new Tools package with the missing pieces soon.


    Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:39 AM
  • I have the same question. We would like to upgrade to VS2017. We are currently on VS2015 and use TFS Power Tools, namely tfpt.exe for undoing unneccessarily checked-out files at once. I installed VS2017 Enterprise, but tfpt.exe is not part of it, and TFS Power Tools are not available via Extensions and Updates either.
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:27 AM
  • I am looking for the Find by status option, in order to get de list of checked out files. Is it feature integrated to VS2017?


    Friday, June 9, 2017 4:20 PM
  • I'm also looking the TFS "find by wildcard" to locate programs by name in TFS in VS2015 this was an add-on, but don't find it for VS2017.
    Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:34 PM
  • You can get the 2017 Powershell Tools for VS install from here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=AdamRDriscoll.PowerShellProToolsforVisualStudio2017

    You can call me Mike...

    • Proposed as answer by MBentley Monday, December 4, 2017 2:24 PM
    Monday, December 4, 2017 2:24 PM