Community TFS Build Extensions – Jan 2013 Release Available

Community TFS Build Extensions

The contributors to this project have continued to pour their spare time into fixing bugs and adding new functionality. Today we are wrapping up all the recent changes and making the January 2013 release available.

The January 2013 release contains

  • VS2010 Activities(target .NET 4.0)
  • VS2012 Activities (target .NET 4.5)
  • Community TFS Build Manager VS2012

The Community TFS Build Manager can also be found in the Visual Studio Gallery where updates will first become available. A version supporting VS2010 is also available in the Gallery. Please note that we only intend to fix major bugs in the 2010 version and will concentrate our efforts on the 2012 version of the TFS Build Manager.

At a high level, the following Issues and Features have been addressed


11237    Add support for /project switch on VsDevEnv activity    Feature
11256    VsDenEnv : error if no DropLocation is specified    Issue
11136    NUnit Result Publishing    Issue
11423    NAnt activities    Task
11250    The CodeMetrics activity throws an exception if DropLocation isn’t set    Issue
11307    vb6 project compilation – add time out    Feature
11360    Statlight publish to TFS    Issue
10635    Allow additional parameters for StatLight activity    Issue
11212    StyleCop build activity doesn’t write true to Succeeded on success    Issue
11373    Issue with the TransformConfig-Activity    Issue
11544    Statlight does not work with VS2012    Issue


TFS Build Manager

11515    TFSBM – Don’t show deleted branches for Cloning    Issue
11113    Exception if no projects in collection    Issue
11226    Clone to branch with spaces in name throws BuildServerException    Issue
11309    TFSBM — Retain All Builds    Feature
11407    TFSBM – update icons and add to Team Explorer    Feature
11495    TFSBM – TE Navigation Link opens TFSBM in wrong VS instance    Issue
11114    Manage Build Resources Context Menu uses wrong icons    Issue
11241    No vertical scrollbar    Issue

Note: If you are using the Azure Activities in VS2010 you should continue to use the April release. We will release a new build of this activity once we resolve the current VS2012 dependency which has been introduced.

Thanks to the team for their continued efforts!


2 Replies to “Community TFS Build Extensions – Jan 2013 Release Available”

  1. Hi,

    When I try to use “TfsBuildExtensions.Activities.dll” in VS2012, I get the below message:

    could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client, Version=, Culture=neutral, Publickey


    Could you please help me fix this issue.


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