Colin's ALM Checkin Policies for VS 2013 and VSO

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Colin's ALM Corner Custom Checkin Policies, including a Code Review Checkin Policy

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8/26/2014
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by wattyjnr | August 15 2013

Exactly what I was looking for! An excellent tool and I am surprised that MS hasn't built this into the IDE. Thanks so much for contributing.

by RazmikDev | June 20 2013

Great tool!

Can you share sources to community?

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  • VS 2013 installation
    2 Posts | Last post August 17, 2014
    • Hi,
      
      Can you please provide installation guides? I didn't succeed to prevent check-in from developer before code review request and completion.
      What's wrong? Or this is the behavior. For example comment check in policy prevent from user to check-in. Once I provided comments and try check-in it is passed without any code review. 
      
      Evgeny
    • I found the source of the problem. It is warning override. Is it possible to prevent it?
  • VS 2012 code review checkin policy installer
    1 Posts | Last post August 09, 2014
    • Hi Colin,
      
      The check-in Policy is awesome and has really helped me. But unfortunately one of TFS Server is 2012 and I want to implement Code Review check-in policy in TFS 2012 also. I was not able to find any link for 2012, all links are pointing to either VSO or VS 2013.
      I would be great if you can provide the VS2012 installer for code review check in policy.
      
      Thank you very much in advance..
  • VS2012 installer or VS2013 source
    2 Posts | Last post August 02, 2014
    • Can you provide the version that works with VS2012.   Or could you please provide the source for the VS2013 version.  thank you.
    • +1 - We are not ready to upgrade to VS 2013 yet and would like to use this for VS 2012.  The link you listed in response to a similar question below just takes me back to the 2013 version.
  • Download of previous versions of ColinsALMCheckinPoliciesInstaller.vsix
    1 Posts | Last post June 23, 2014
    • Is there a chance to download previous versions (1.2) of ColinsALMCheckinPoliciesInstaller.vsix?
      I am not able to install the current version on Visual Studio 2012.
  • VS2012
    1 Posts | Last post June 13, 2014
    • The link you have for the 2012 just goes to the 2013 version...where is the 2012?
  • Doesn't work with VS2012 anymore?
    1 Posts | Last post June 05, 2014
    • Does this extension still support VS2012?
      
      Is it possible to get an old version available for those that need the 2012 version?
  • Error on client PC after applying policy on server
    1 Posts | Last post April 18, 2014
    • I am getting the same error as ARIB7. The policy is installed on the TFS server which is accessible to all developers but I get this error 
      "Internal error in Code Review Policy. Error loading the Code Review Policy policy (The policy assembly 'ColinsALMCheckinPolicies.CodeReviewPolicy, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null" is not registered.)"
      Based on the discussion below with Yavuz Karaman I would be inclined to assume that the server installation should work without having to install it on each client machine.
      Thanks!
  • Issue with Tool when Code Review 'Needs Work'
    1 Posts | Last post April 16, 2014
    • We've installed the Plugin and the tool seems to work as designed, except we're having an issue with the following scenario:
      
      1. We have the tool set up to with the following options: 
         a. Required Review to be Closed - checked
         b. Fail if any response is 'Needs Work' - checked
         c. Min Pass Level: Looks good
      
      2. We initiate a TFS code review and a reviewer sets it to 'Needs Work'.
      
      3. Warning is issued when trying to checkin the file as expected.
      
      4. Initial developer (who sent out code review) fixes problem as per code review and initiates new code review (there's no way to re-issue the original code review request).
      
      5. 2nd code review comes back as 'Looks Good' and is Closed.
      
      6. When trying to check file in, warning is still issued.
      
      7. Tried closing initial Code Review, but warning is still issued.
      
      My guess is the Initial Code Review is still tagged as 'Needs Work' and that's why the policy is firing the warning.  However I see no way to change the Initial code reviews comments (i.e. to 'Looks Good').
      
      Thoughts?
  • Compatibility with VS 2012
    3 Posts | Last post April 16, 2014
    • Hello,
      
      Would it be possible to send me or put up the version compatible with VS 2012? (I think it was 1.2). I'm currently not in a position of upgrading at the moment.
      
      Please let me know.
      
      Thank you!
    • You can still get the "older" version that is 2012 compatible here: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3bd2115e-9009-414b-bb5b-a0a64e4dad9e
    • That link still takes me to the 2013 version and I'm unable to install it to the 2012 VS.  Do you have another link?
  • Error on client PC after applying policy
    3 Posts | Last post April 14, 2014
    • Hi Colin,
      
      I installed the Code Review Policy on a local server, and every time a client attempts to make changes they receive the following error
      "Internal error in Code Review Policy. Error loading the Code Review Policy policy (The policy assembly 'ColinsALMCheckinPolicies.CodeReviewPolicy, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null" is not registered.)"
      
      I have tried adding the .dll to both the PrivateAssemblies and PublicAssemblies directories on the server, but still no success.
      
      Are there any additional steps required to use this extension (i.e, installing the extension on all client PCs, adding the assembly to the global assembly cache, etc..)?
      
      Any help would be appreciated.
      
      Thanks,
      -Andrew
    • Hi Andrew - sorry it's taken so long to respond :-)
      
      Policies are evaluated locally - so if you install it and configure it on your machine, other users still need to install the extension for it to evaluate on their machines.
      
      Hope that helps!
    • I am having the same error. The policy is installed on the TFS server which is accessible to all developers but I get this error 
      "Internal error in Code Review Policy. Error loading the Code Review Policy policy (The policy assembly 'ColinsALMCheckinPolicies.CodeReviewPolicy, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null" is not registered.)"
      Based on the discussion below with Yavuz Karaman I would be inclined to assume that the server installation should work without having to install it on each client machine.
      Thanks!
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