O'Reilly logo

Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization by Gordon Beeming

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Customizing the TFS work items

Although TFS has many fields that cover a lot of common pieces of data about a work item that teams would want to capture, you often find yourself requiring more fields. In this section, we will be adding two new fields to the Product Backlog item Work Item Type Definition (WITD) at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms243932.aspx. First, we will add a field using the TFS Power Tools; and then we will add another field using the raw .xml files without using any of the Power Tools GUI.

Adding a new field using the TFS Power Tools

In the example of adding a field with the TFS Power Tools, we will be adding a field for Stream of Work. This field will be a text field that is restricted to the options Website, Email ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required