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



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<g>)

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")

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