Entries for 'angus'

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Many people are already using FinalBuilder with Team Build to add functionality to Team Foundation Server. FinalBuilder 6  comes with a new graphical interface for Team Build integration.

This article demonstrates how to create, edit and run Team Build projects using FinalBuilder. It also shows some of the new integration features which add value to Team Foundation Server.

For Team System Users:

If you are using Team System for your builds, then this article shows you how to easily integrate graphical FinalBuilder projects. FinalBuilder can be used to extend and customize your build process, taking a fraction of the time and effort required for MSBuild.

For FinalBuilder Users:

If you are already using FinalBuilder and have recently upgraded to Team System, this article shows you how to integrate FinalBuilder build projects into the Team Foundation Build model.

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Posted in: FinalBuilder
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FinalBuilder 6 includes an excellent new API for creating your own custom actions with .NET. In this technical article, I show an action created using the new API, and explain some of its new features.

"... a complete usable FinalBuilder action, with full argument validation, tagged logging, variable interaction, and taking full advantage of the .NET Framework - in 40 lines of C# code."

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Posted in: FinalBuilder
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Using FinalBuilder with Windows Vista and User Account Control.

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Posted in: FinalBuilder
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Automise 2 is full compatible with Windows Vista. However, there are some things to keep in mind if you are using Vista's User Account Control features.

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Posted in: Automise
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Automise 2 includes new features for automating any application with a graphical user interface. Any Windows application can be automated without having to write a single line of script code!

In this article I go through the new actions which make this possible, and demonstrate a simple demo project.

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Posted in: Automise
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Microsoft's Team Foundation Build engine provides you with a way to coordinate builds using Team System. This article shows you how to expand and enhance Team Foundation Build byallowing it to call FinalBuilder projects as part of the build process.

FinalBuilder can be either used to used to customise any stage of an existing Team Build type, to augment Team Build with features that are not available through Visual Studio, or to replace the existing MSBuild engine entirely.

For Team System Users:

If you are using Team System and finding MSBuild frustrating for writing custom build processes, then this article shows you how to replace those processes with easy to create, graphical, FinalBuilder projects.

For FinalBuilder Users:

If you are already using FinalBuilder and have recently upgraded to Team System, this article shows you how to integrate your working FinalBuilder build process into the Team Foundation Build model.

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Posted in: FinalBuilder