Read Code from a Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Visual Expert can connect to your ‘TFS’ source control, to fetch and analyze your code.

Just follow the steps below:

  1. Create a new project by opening the ‘Visual Expert Project Wizard’.

    Create a new project in Visual Expert

  2. While doing so, select ‘Team Foundation Server’ as source code location.

    Select TFS for source code location

  3. Fill in the ‘TFS Server URL’ field.
    For ‘Authentication’, you can select either of the three approaches explained below:
    • TFS Authentication using Password: This requires to enter UserName and Password.
    • TFS Authentication using Personal Token: You first need to generate a personal token on the TFS server first and then enter it with your username.
    • Windows Authentication: If you are using your Windows credentials to connect with the TFS server, you can also use them to connect from Visual Expert.

    TFS Server URL Authentication

  4. Once you have entered your credentials, click the ‘Connect To TFS’ button. On successful connection, Team Projects will be loaded.

    Connect to TFS and load team projects

  5. Then, select your code within the Team Foundation Server (Files or folders containing Oracle PL/SQL or SQL Server T-SQL code, PowerBuilder targets, etc.)

    Select code within Team Foundation Server source control

  6. Visual Expert will automatically reconnect to the Team Foundation server to retrieve and analyze your code. If you schedule your code analysis (highly recommended); the entire process of refreshing your code analysis on a regular basis will become automated.


Visual Expert 2020, PowerBuilder, Oracle, SQL Server