Very simple seed project for developing a VSTS extension
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vsts-extension-ts-seed-simple

Very simple seed project for developing VSTS extensions using Typescript. Utilizes Typescript, grunt, and tsd. Detailed explanation how to get started can be found at https://cschleiden.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/extending-vsts-setup/.

Structure

/scripts            - Typescript code for extension
/img                - Image assets for extension and description
/typings            - Typescript typings

details.md          - Description to be shown in marketplace   
index.html          - Main entry point
vss-extension.json  - Extension manifest

Version History

0.6.0 - Updated VSS SDK to M104
0.1.1 - Automatically increase extension's minor version when packaging.

Usage

  1. Clone the repository
  2. npm install to install required local dependencies
  3. npm install -g grunt to install a global copy of grunt (unless it's already installed)
  4. grunt to build and package the application

Grunt

Three basic grunt tasks are defined:

  • build - Compiles TS files in scripts folder
  • package-dev - Builds the development version of the vsix package
  • package-release - Builds the release version of the vsix package
  • publish-dev - Publishes the development version of the extension to the marketplace using tfx-cli
  • publish-release - Publishes the release version of the extension to the marketplace using tfx-cli

Note: To avoid tfx prompting for your token when publishing, login in beforehand using tfx login and the service uri of https://marketplace.visualstudio.com.

Including framework modules

The VSTS framework is setup to initalize the requirejs AMD loader, so just use import Foo = require("foo") to include framework modules.

VS Code

The included .vscode config allows you to open and build the project using VS Code.

Unit Testing

The project is setup for unit testing using mocha, chai, and the karma test runner. A simple example unit test is included in scripts/logic/messageHelper.tests.ts. To run tests just execute:

grunt test