Team Foundation Client Error in VS2008

A weird thing happened to me yesterday when I was trying to edit a couple of work items in Team Foundation client from Visual Studio 2008.

Could not load type ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.WorkItemTypeDeniedOrNotExistException’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’.

The cause

I’ve installed the Team Explorer AFTER patching the VS2008 to SP1. Reinstalling the VS2008 SP1 again solved the issue by patching the Team Foundation client binaries, too.

Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint


At TechEd EMEA in Barcelona, the Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint were announced and demonstrated. What was showed was the following:

  • Server Explorer for SharePoint to view lists and other SharePoint artifacts directly inside of Visual Studio

  • Existing WSP file import into a new solution

  • Visual Web Part Designer (finally!!!) which loads a user control as a web part for SharePoint (this was an idea I had in mind for some time lately, but it seems that I wasn’t alone in that)

  • Event Receiver Wizard that creates source code with only the event receiver

  • ASPX workflow initiation form designer (and probably other workflow forms, too)

  • Packaging Explorer and the Packaging Editor to fine-tune the WSP layout and contents

You can learn more about these tools on Channel9 and the Visual Studio 2010 homepage or read the original announcement at SharePoint Team blog.

.NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit

I’m still digesting the changes in .NET 3.5 and SP1, and the guys from Redmond already make a training kit for the next version of the framework. It’s impossible to follow this pace of changes 🙁

The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0, Visual Basic 10, F#, Parallel Computing Platform, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX 4.0, ASP.NET MVC Dynamic Data.

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Visual Studio 2008 Now Has VSeWSS Tools, Too!

Excellent news! The SharePoint team has released the Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSeWSS) version 1.2. The only update is that it supports VS2008 and VS2008 only.

The previous version (1.1) worked only with VS2005, so if you have the new incarnation of Visual Studio, download this new version and the user guide, and start coding.

If, however, you still use VS2005, stick with the good old VSeWSS 1.1.