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Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization by Gordon Beeming

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Adding a custom activity to an existing build template

Now that we have created a custom activity, we will need to add it to the build template that we copied earlier.

Creating a build template project

The easiest way to work with build templates is to add the build template to an activity library. Perform the following points to do this:

  1. Add a new Activity Library to the same solution that contains MyCompany.ActivityLibrary and call it MyCompany.CustomBuildTemplates.
  2. Remove the Activity.xaml file.
  3. To get our template from the earlier project to this project, we will need to add an existing item to this solution, and select the CustomBuildTemplate.xaml file from the earlier project.
  4. Change the Build Action of CustomBuildTemplate.xaml to Content (make ...

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