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hosts file gets ignored by browser when behind proxy server

This issue took a long time for me to workaround. My browser works inside a corpnet proxy server. In...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 12/19/2012

HTML5 video audio app deployed in intranet does not work in IE9

This is one painful issue that took me too long to figure out, what a waste of time! I built a...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 09/13/2011

Solving error: The remote server returned an error: NotFound

I had a weird issue today. I am calling an external website using WebClient inside my WCF...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 03/29/2011

No response from IIS server problem

I had deployed a silverlight application in my location machine and tried to access it from another...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/17/2010

Hide, encrypt and protect files or folders

I was looking for a way to hide and encrypt folders. We search results were mostly pointing to...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/29/2009

Silverlight 3 Error: Unhandled Error in Silverlight Application Code: 2103 Category: InitializeError Message: Invalid or malformed application: Check manifest

Everything was working, I did some refactoring and starting getting this error: Error: Unhandled...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/20/2009

Error: Unable to start debugging. The Silverlight managed debugging package isn't installed.

Silverlight was working great and one day I started getting this error on debugging: Unable to start...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/13/2009

Back to blogging

So far I have been blogging purely on TFS in VSTS. It was great pleasure getting feedback from TFS...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/13/2009

Powertool to easily create notification alerts for workitems, source control and build items

Last piece of powertool I worked on before leaving TFS is the integrated tool to easily create...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 07/29/2008

When you have questions on WIT Extensibility or on my blog posts...

This week I am moving over to new team in Microsoft. I love workitemtracking and TFS, but I need to...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 04/23/2008

Many asked me how linking is exposed in our Rosario object model, how to construct, run and use the...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 02/14/2008

Building custom controls in Team System Web Access

Team System Web Access 2008 powertool is released with TFS 2008 recently on Nov 19th (see here for...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 11/20/2007

New powertools released with work item templates feature

Many customers have asked for templates functionality in work item to easily create workitems. Also,...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/01/2007

As you know, Rosario comes up with rich linking abilities for workitems and object model to support...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 09/27/2007

Multivalue control is now available for download in codeplex

Many customers have asked for a control to select multiple values for a field, or to tag work item...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 09/24/2007

Adding custom menu items to "Team" menu

Few customers wanted to add a menu to context menu of workitems in result list. It seems like a...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 09/17/2007

Defining custom actions for state transitions

I heard this question few times: “I see the action named Microsoft.VSTS.Actions.Checkin to resolve...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 09/17/2007

How to port Whidbey custom controls to Orcas

If you built a custom control in VS2005 (Whidbey) and deployed in user’s machines, what happens if...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/23/2007

Rosario is next release of TFS after upcoming Orcas release. You can read a lot about Rosario from...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/21/2007

New custom controls posted in codeplex project

Two custom controls are posted now in WIT custom controls codeplex project:...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/17/2007

Nice trick to enforce certain rules on Area Path and Iteration Path

I have heard this feature request so many times: Requiring at least N levels of nodes for Area Path...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 07/31/2007

Implementing custom validations in work item form

Recently few asking me about how to implement custom validation rules in a work item form. Our rules...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 07/24/2007

Screen shot capture custom control

Mathias sent me link to the custom control he built to capture screenshots. He also created a...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 07/23/2007

Another workitemtracking blog from my colleague

Alex has started blogging. He is my colleague specializing in work item tracking object model. Here...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 06/05/2007

Orcas Beta1 client perf improvements & Custom control impact

In Orcas Beta1, a bunch of client UI performance improvements are made, especially to reduce form...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 05/01/2007

Microsoft acquired TeamPlain web client for TFS - Get your free download today!

This is the news of the day and you might have seen it in other blogs & news posts. Brian's blog...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 03/27/2007

Control specific hidden attributes to customize workitemform controls

A while back I made a post on Hidden attributes to control your work item form layout . Later I...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 03/12/2007

I see many sites that list various TFS tools available for download, and this is one another attempt...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 03/09/2007

live like (or google like) keyword search tool for workitems

It is popular request in WIT forums for a tool where keywords can be typed to search across all...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 03/08/2007

Hidden attributes to control your work item form layout

Did you ever want to add two text fields on a tab vertically and wondered how to control their...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 02/08/2007

Visual Studio Team System Chat – This Wed Feb 7th, 2007

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 02/06/2007

Codeplex project for opensource generic custom controls

Do you want some complelling feature in work item form that is missing? Now you can suggest those...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 11/16/2006

Showing work item form in your app

I hear this question often: How to show work item form in an app? Either an existing workitem, or a...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 11/15/2006

Deploying custom controls that use teamfoundation assemblies

A question was raised in forums on how to deploy custom controls that refer to team foundation...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 11/02/2006

Saving attachments in a workitem

This is one of pain points in V1 that we could not fix at end of project. To alleviate it, in the...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 11/02/2006

Building custom popup controls

I heard more than few times question on how to build combobox like dropdown custom control where...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/24/2006

Communicating between custom controls: Building parent/child controls

After release of custom controls feature in SP1 beta, few asked me how to build dynamic custom...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/18/2006

Deleting workitems

This issue keeps coming up in forums and discussion lists. In V1, there isn't a way exposed to...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/17/2006

Building a dialog to pick workitems

This post is a tip if you ever wanted to build a dialog in your app to pick workitem(s). You might...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/16/2006

Overview: If you have used links in work item tracking, you might have wondered if you could add...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/12/2006

How to use Custom Controls in Work Item Form

What is custom control feature? Now you can show your own controls in work item form. See for...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 10/02/2006

SP1 beta and custom controls

Beta for SP1 is released and it comes with many exciting features for TFS. One of features requests...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 09/26/2006

WorkItemTracking object model primer

For those who never used work item tracking object model and want to start: I saw a nice post that...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 09/15/2006

Blog on work item server stuff

Amit is dev lead for workitemtracking server and he started his blog http://blogs.msdn.com/amitgh/...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/25/2006

Learnings from VSIP TFS Dev Labs

Dev Labs (Developer Labs) are to meet our partners to answer their questions and to give...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/09/2006

Programmatically getting workitems associated with given changsets - inverese queries

I was looking for a quick sample on linking queries, but was surprised that I couldn't find one....

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/07/2006

Article on Work Item Tracking v1 UI Extensibility in VSTS

I posted an article on WIT UI extensiblity at http://blogs.msdn.com/narend/articles/673183.aspx...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/03/2006

Fun with live web search macros

I was playing with search macros in live.com and was amazed at what we can do with those. In past I...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/02/2006

Work Item Tracking RSS Feed

John wrote a RSS feed sample a while back and I am posting it for him here. This is simlar to...

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 08/02/2006

How to configure WIT OM on a web application?

I see various questions on configuration difficulties in using Workitem OM in web application....

Author: Naren Datha - MSFT Date: 07/28/2006

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