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In Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training, author Walt Ritscher demonstrates how to use Visual Studio 2010 Professional to develop full-featured applications targeting a variety of platforms. Starting with an overview of the integrated developer environment, the course covers working with code editors, navigating and formatting code, and deploying applications. Also included are tutorials on running performance and load tests, and debugging code. Exercise files accompany the course.
In this movie, I want to show you how to connect with Team Foundation Server. A word of caution before continuing: I am using my open source project on CodePlex site for this movie. You can see the screen here. I'm logged into CodePlex, and I have two projects that I am a coordinator on: my open source project called Shazzam, which is a pixel shaded editor, and this one I created for this week's class called TruffleSoup. Now I can connect to these sites, because I'm the coordinator on them, but you do not have permission to connect to the CodePlex projects. In order to follow along, you need to talk to your administrator and get information to connect to your copy of Team Foundation Server.
Of course, if you don't have a Team Foundation Server of your own, you can always create a project on CodePlex. It's free, after all. I'm going to start by clicking this TruffleSoup project. I will click here. This is a temporary project. It's only here for 30 days, and I need to go to the Source Control tab, and then over here, I can find the information necessary to connect with different source control engines. As you can see, CodePlex allows you to connect with Subversion, Visual Studio Team Explorer, and Team Explorer Everywhere.
I am going to choose this one here. Next I am going to copy this piece of information, because I am going to need it to connect to the server. Now, I am going to open up Visual Studio, and I am going to go to File > Source Control > Open from Source Control. Over here, you can see the Servers tab. If I open this up, this is where I can choose to servers that I want to connect to.
I am going to remove this one and re-add it. Choose Add. Here, I am going to paste in the text I've got from the web site. I am supposed to connect using HTTPS, so I'll select this radio button here, and then I'll click OK. The next thing is it is going to ask me for my credentials. My credentials are listed down here--at least some of them are. My username is listed here, so I'll copy that, and then my password is the one I used to log on to CodePlex.
I will come over here and type in the name and then my password. I have successfully connected to the server. Now, I can close this dialog. Now, it shows that it is talking to TFS with my credentials, and it shows that there are two team project collections: one is for Shazzam, my open source project, and the other one is for this fictitious site I created called TruffleSoup.
And what I can do next is create workspaces for these. I will choose trufflesoup and click on Connect. It says, "Would you like to open from Source Control?" I already have an existing project up there. I can download it, but this movie was just about connecting to the source control. In the next movie, I'll show you how to set up your projects, create new projects, upload them to source control, and work with the files in version control.
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