March 31, 2010
TFS Integration: Attach2TestTrack
Attach2TestTrack allows Team Foundation Server (TFS) users to associate files in the Team Explorer's Source Code view with defect(s) in TestTrack Pro.
OverviewThe plugin works with Team Foundation Server 2008 and TestTrack 2010. These were the versions used in development and testing. This may work with other versions but it has not been verified. Forward compatibility is more likely than backwards compatibility. After installing the plugin, TFS users will be able to see an "Attach to TestTrack..." menu appear in the context menu in the Source Control Explorer.
- Save Connection Information: Will save all information except for the password to an XML file that will stored in the same directory as the devenv.exe file.
- Remember Password (clear text): Will save all the information including the password in an XML file in plain text (no encryption). The XML file is stored int he same directory as the devenv.exe file.
Configuration FileWhen the connection information on the login window is saved, it is saved to a configuration file called "TTConfig.xml". This file gets saved to the "current directory", which by default is the directory where the Visual Studio (devenv.exe) executable is located. The file may also contain information about columns to display in the defect list window. Following is a sample config file that is saving all connection information (including password) and also has three extra columns configured.
<?xml version="1.0"?> <ROOT> <ServerAddress>http://localhost/scripts/ttsoapcgi.exe</ServerAddress> <Project>TestTrack ALM</Project> <TTUserName>Administrator</TTUserName> <TTPassword>password</TTPassword> <SaveConnection>True</SaveConnection> <SavePassword>True</SavePassword> <Column>Currently Assigned To</Column> <Column>Product</Column> <Column>Component</Column> </ROOT>
Column ConfigurationThe defect list window will contain three columns by default: