Listing the process templates on a TFS server

Buck Hodges

In response to a forum question about how to list the process templates on the server, Tony Edwards, a developer on Work Item Tracking, posted the following code snippet showing how to do it.  The TeamFoundationServer object provides a number of services, including one for dealing with process templates.

Here is  a simple console program to list the templates.  IProcessTemplate has members that return XML – you could bind that to the grid.  You would invoke the sample below as follows:

templateheaders http://<your_server>:8080

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server;
using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client;

namespace TemplateHeaders
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            TeamFoundationServer tfs = new TeamFoundationServer(args[0]);
            IProcessTemplates templates =
                (IProcessTemplates) tfs.GetService(typeof(IProcessTemplates));
            TemplateHeader [] headers = templates.TemplateHeaders();
            foreach (TemplateHeader header in headers)

If you haven’t built a code sample before, you can find instructions on adding the TFS assemblies to the .NET tab in VS here.


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