In this blog post, I’ll be showing you how to query TFS using LINQpad.
1. Download LINQpad
Those who are familiar with LINQpad know its benefits and ease of use. I would urge others to try it. You can download LINQpad and read more about it from here => http://www.linqpad.net/.
2. Download TFS SDK
I have a blog post on where and how to download the TFS SDK from => here.
3. Querying TFS using LINQpad
- Select Query Properties by selecting Query from menu bar and clicking on ‘Query Properties’. You could also press F4 to get to the query properties.
- Add reference to TFS SDK DLLs, click ‘Browse’ and navigate to ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\ReferenceAssemblies\v2.0’ and select the following references and click open.
- At this point, you should be able to see the following in ‘Additional References’:
- Click on Additional Namespace import and enter the following namespaces:
- Change the Language to C# Program, the query window should look like below now:
Doesn’t that make querying TFS for information so much easier?