C# samples that show integration with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server
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.NET samples for Visual Studio Team Services


This repository contains C# samples that show how to integrate with Team Services and Team Foundation Server using our public client libraries, service hooks, and more.

Explore the samples

Take a minute to explore the repo. It contains short snippets as well as longer examples that demonstrate how to integrate with Team Services and Team Foundation

  • Snippets: short reusable code blocks demonstrating how to call specific APIs.
  • Quickstarts: self-contained programs demonstrating a specific scenario, typically by calling multiple APIs.

About the official client libraries

For .NET developers, the primary (and highly recommended) way to integrate with Team Services and Team Foundation Server is via our public .NET client libraries available on Nuget. Microsoft.TeamFoundationServer.Client is the most popular Nuget package and contains clients for interacting with work item tracking, Git, version control, build, release management and other services.

See the Team Services client library documentation for more details.

Sample console program

Simple console program that connects to Team Services using a personal access token and displays the field values of a work item.

using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.WebApi;
using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.WebApi.Models;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.Common;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.WebApi;
using System;

namespace ConsoleApp
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            if (args.Length == 3)
                Uri accountUri = new Uri(args[0]);     // Account URL, for example: https://fabrikam.visualstudio.com                
                String personalAccessToken = args[1];  // See https://www.visualstudio.com/docs/integrate/get-started/authentication/pats                
                int workItemId = int.Parse(args[2]);   // ID of a work item, for example: 12

                // Create a connection to the account
                VssConnection connection = new VssConnection(accountUri, new VssBasicCredential(string.Empty, personalAccessToken));
                // Get an instance of the work item tracking client
                WorkItemTrackingHttpClient witClient = connection.GetClient<WorkItemTrackingHttpClient>();

                    // Get the specified work item
                    WorkItem workitem = witClient.GetWorkItemAsync(workItemId).Result;

                    // Output the work item's field values
                    foreach (var field in workitem.Fields)
                        Console.WriteLine("  {0}: {1}", field.Key, field.Value);
                catch (AggregateException aex)
                    VssServiceException vssex = aex.InnerException as VssServiceException;
                    if (vssex != null)
                Console.WriteLine("Usage: ConsoleApp {accountUri} {personalAccessToken} {workItemId}");

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