TFS (Team Foundation Server) woes

I have been using TFS for the past several months for defect tracking and management and it seems it is working pretty well until I stumbled on this issue. There is no comprehensive support to search across multiple work items. I did Ctrl + F and searched for a string and bang!! – you see the message as shown in the image.

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I thought of writing a addin that accesses TFS SDK to enable that functionality. While searching for TFS SDK documentation, I stumbled upon this nice little addin that does what I had in my mind.

URL: http://blogs.msdn.com/noahc/archive/2007/03/08/search-work-items-team-system-addin.aspx.

I tried this addin personally and it works wonderfully to search for any work item by keyword or by bug ID.

Update: There is another neat addin called “TFS Quick Search” (http://www.codeplex.com/tfsquicksearch) which can do more wonders. Try it for yourself to find out!!!

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