Extending Team Foundation

Team Foundation is a multitiered application for which users install some components on client computers and other components on the application tier. You can extend Team Foundation by using its client object model on the client computers or the server object model on the application tier, and you can customize your build process by using the build process object model on the build machine.

Object Models for Team Foundation

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Client Object Model

By using the client object model, you can extend the features of Team Foundation that relate to version control, tracking work items, and build. Applications that use this object model must run on a computer that is also running Team Explorer.

Get started

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Team projects and Team Explorer

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Bugs, tasks, and other work items

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Version control

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Build

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Client Object Model Reference

You can find the assemblies in the client object model in Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE under ReferenceAssemblies\v2.0, ReferenceAssemblies\v4.5, and PrivateAssemblies.

Server Object Model

Applications that use the server object model must run on an application-tier server for Team Foundation. You typically use this model to integrate other tools and data into Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.

Events

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Warehouse and Reports

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Server Object Model Reference

You can find the assemblies in the server object model in Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12 under Tools and Application Tier\Web Services\bin.

Build Process Object Model

You can customize your build process by using the build process object model. The build process object model is installed with the Team Foundation Build Service.

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Build Process Object Model Reference

You can find the build process object model in the global assembly cache (GAC).

Q: Where do I get the client, server, and build object models?

A: To get the client object model, install Visual Studio. To get the server object model, install TFS. To get the build object model, install Team Foundation build.

See Also

Concepts

Team Foundation Server architecture

An end-to-end view of what you can configure and customize in Visual Studio TFS