When I installed VS 2013 and did not find the clone build and wildcard find option I wasn't happy at all. These are nice little productivity tools. TFPT provides that and a lot of other work item modification capabilities. A must have for any TFS Admin!
I have Team Explorer 2013 installed and installed Power Tools 2013 also. However, when I try to change something using Process Editor, no window opens. Ie, nothing happens, no error message and does not open the window for me to proceed with the customization necessary.
Has anyone experienced this and know how to solve?
You could uninstall the Explorer integration of the tool which is not ideal since you lose the functionality along with the icons.
The overlay handlers for ShellIcons are registered here:
Removing the keys under that node that are related to tfs will likely make the icons go away. You will almost certainly have to reboot.
Usually programs will include an option to disable overlays but I couldn't find that option for the TFS Power Tools.
Hope that helps.
I have Visual Studio 2013 Pro and I have installed Power Tools and also Team Explorer 2013 to go with our TFS 2013 Server. Under Tools, I am unable to find Process Editor. I have tried uninstalling the various pieces and reinstalling, with no success. Is there a step I am missing in order to get that menu item?
I am using VS2013 to work on a project that is hosted on a server running TFS2010. I have installed VS2010 SP1, VS2013 update 1, tfs power tools december 2011 and tfs power tools 2013. In VS2010 I get the Team members list in my server explorer, but in VS2013 I don't get the Team Members list in my team explorer.
I really need the team members list in VS2013. How can I make it appear?
I also posted a question on stackoverflow with screenshots: http://stackoverflow.com/q/20323873/80003
I have seen this in the last few versions of the Power Tools so I am not sure if it is the Power Tools or something to do with our setup of Lync. We are using Lync 2010 with TFS 2013. In Visual Studio under the Team Members it displays the wrong team member information. I found that if I right-click on one of the members and choose Contact ID it shows the correct name but the wrong Contact ID. If I change the Contact ID to the correct email address it displays the information fine but if I change to one of the other items (ie Pending Changes) and come back that information is lost. Can someone provide some insight as to the cause of the issue and possibly how to fix it.
I'm hitting a similar problem, which I assume is related. In my case, I'm switching from the Lync provider to Skype, but when I come back to the Team Member view all the team members are defaulted back to the Lync provider.
I'm using Win8.1. VS2013 Pro. After installing version: 12.0.60919.00 and coming out of hibernation, my system was kept so busy with hard disk activity that I had to power off/on to get back it. I inspected the Event log and saw several TFSShellExt alternating Error/Warning messages per minute. I got work to do so I just uninstalled it, I do not have time to figure out why.
I'm seeing this too, first with Win8.1 RC then with fresh install of Win8.1. I'm pretty sure I saw it before with Win8.0, but not nearly so frequently. Explorer busies-out the CPU and gobbles all available memory; if you can get Task Manager open in time you can kill Explorer.exe and recover, but it's quite inconvenient!
The event log is full of TFSShellExt errors and warnings, just as Byron Adams notes.
This smells a lot like the problem brilliantly diagnosed and documented by Martin Kulov over two years ago, coming down to an incorrect implementation of the IDisposable pattern in TfsComProvider.Core.TfsCache.CachedServer, in which Finalize() calls Dispose(), but Dispose() is referencing managed objects that have already been cleaned up, resulting in a null reference exception:
I'm sure this specific bug has been fixed by now, but could there be something similar lurking in the codebase?
The same issue after resuming from hibernation these days. Even keyboard/mouse stop working. But I found Remote Desktop from other computer can change current desktop into login screen, and keyboard/mouse works there. (But the Remote Desktop client still cannot get into the desktop) I choose to restart at login screen. That's better than power reset...
I found a way to kill exploere.exe from remote computer, using
"taskkill /s (ip) /im explorer.exe" (From Windows 8) or "tskill explorer /server:(ip) /a /v" (from Windows 7). But I only use it twice, it seems need to connect Remote Desktop too...?
Just found this tool has update at 2014/4/3, but not seem from VS update notification... I have tried install new version and resume once... Not eating memory this time... Hope it's been fixed...
This tool update to 12.1.00402.0 at 5/13, but the download file seems just the same with previous one... And problem still the same...
I found another workaround, run msi - Modify - uncheck Windows Shell Extension (x64) then restart...
I am trying to automate a workflow we use to create new projects manually in TFS 2013. I found tfpt does 99% of what I need, but we use Git source control, and I don't see any way to specify that during project creation. Is there a way to do this?
In the older version (VS2010) we were able to add queries to the right-click menu of a team member so that the @Me variable in the query was filled in with the team member we right-clicked on.
Is that possible with this version? Thank you!