Launching the Feedback client from a Windows 8 application using Team Foundation Server Preview

Charles Sterling

One of my standard demos lately is to show off the new Feedback client – lately I have also been showing how you could launch the feedback client using our URI syntax i.e.




ChassALM is an on premise TFS instance

DefaultCollection is my project collection (duh)

LureCo is my Team project

1,2,3 are my feedback request item work item IDs

To use a Team Project on a Team Foundation Service instance you need to use the mfbclientS uri – see below.




(Please note this view was achieved using two monitors)


With my Windows forms sample I was using Process.Start to launch the feedback client –but in Windows 8 applications you need to use the **Launcher **object

With the entire line of code:

  Await Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(New Uri(“mfbclients://”))

If you want to do this from ASP.NET it would look like:

Page.ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript(Me.GetType(), “alert”, “‘mfbclients://’)”, True)

If you want to do this from Windows Forms it would look like:

Process.Start(“F:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0Common7IDEmfbclient.exe”, “/s:http://sterlingspc:8080/TFS/Defaultcollection** /p:LureCo /rid:9,10″)**