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Introduction

FinalBuilder 6 comes with a Visual Studio 2008 Addin for configuring Team Build.  This article will show how to create, edit and execute FinalBuilder projects inside the Team Build environment.

With Team Build, FinalBuilder allows you to:

  • Integrate third party tools, testing frameworks, and processes.
  • Customize details of the build like custom configurations and version numbering.
  • Submit data from third party tools (like MbUnit or NUnit) to the Team Foundation Data Warehouse
  • View a structured tree-based log of your build process
  • Edit and extend your build without editing a single line of XML.
  • Minimise the Bus Factor of Team Build.

 

Contents 

Part One - Create a "New Build Definition with FinalBuilder"

Part Two - Running FinalBuilder projects with Team Build.

Part Three - Editing FinalBuilder Project Settings from inside Visual Studio

 

Notes

If you're new to Team System or Team Foundation Build, you may find MSDN's Team Foundation Overview useful.

The demos in the article are set up to use TFS 2008, however the Addin can still be used (with limited functionality) to edit TFS 2005 build projects.

(Note: This article replaces a previous article, which showed how to integrate FinalBuilder 4 and 5 projects with Team Build. This new method is quicker, easier and more powerful.)

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angus
# angus
Monday, April 07, 2008 1:36 AM
Just a note: To have SCC Integration with TFS from inside the FinalBuilder IDE then you'll need the relevant plugin from Microsoft:

TFS 2005:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=87E1FFBD-A484-4C3A-8776-D560AB1E6198&displaylang=en

TFS 2008:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FAEB7636-644E-451A-90D4-7947217DA0E7&displaylang=en
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Wednesday, June 02, 2010 1:10 AM
When will there be a version that supports VS2010 and TFS2010?
vincent
# vincent
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 1:45 AM
The current release version of FinalBuilder 6 supports TFS2010 via it's source control and work item actions, although I believe some more work has been done on this and is undergoing testing.

Support for integration into TFS2010 will be available with the next major release of FinalBuilder (will be entering beta in a week or two). The TFS2008 integration does not work with TFS2010 as way too much has changed, so the integration will consist of an activity that you can drop into your build work flow. This has been completed and is undergoing testing at the moment (there was zero doco to work with for this so it's been quite a struggle!).

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