Power Toys for Visual Studio

‘Ok. Who changed this part!? Who can I blame?’

Some time ago I was looking for possibility to have functionality similar to ‘Blame’ – in Subversion – into Visual Studio for Source control. After some time just found what I’m looking for. It’s called Team Foundation Server Power Tools. It doesn’t contains only functionality for blaming your colegues, there is a lot more.

Unshelve Command

Use the unshelve command to unshelve and merge the changes in the workspace.

Rollback Command

Use the rollback command to roll back changes that have already been committed to Team Foundation Server.

UU Command

Use the UU (Undo Unchanged) command to undo unchanged files, including adds, edits, and deletes.

Annotate Command

Use the annotate command to download all versions of the specified files and show information about when and who changed each line in the file.

Review Command

Use the review command to optimize the code review process to avoid checking in or shelving.

History Command

Use the history command to display the revision history for one or more files and folders. The /followbranches option returns the history of the file branch?s ancestors.

TweakUI Command

Use the tweakUI command to modify Team Explorer client connection values.?This command enables you set various connection settings.?In addition, this command enables you to define the client certificate needed to connect to a Team Foundation Server that has been configured to require client-side certificates.

… and more.

To be honest, I still think that is better to use SVN as source control, many times we have problem with MS source control. Some files is not possible to get from repository with ‘Get latest version’ command, it doesn’t recognize files which are not modified but were saved.

Power Toys for Visual Studio Pack Installer

Power Toys for Visual Studio Pack Installer

Power Toys

Power Toys for Visual Studio are small tools that provide aid to developer pain-points or assist in diagnosing development-related issues. In addition to providing support, the power toys are released as Microsoft Shared Source to provide sample code to real-world solutions and allow for collaborative-development.

The Pack Installer is your one-and-only tool for staying up-to-date with all community releases for Visual Studio and development. The 1.0 version is now available as a Shared Source Release on CodePlex. Last release includes new UI improvements, file download verification, and the availability of the Pack Installer specification and test plan.

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