*The article, below, refers to Timetracker 3.0 only.
Currently, 7pace Timetracker integration is only supported with Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional or higher.
Timetracking is easy when you add 7pace Timetracker as an extension into your Visual Studio Team Services environment. You can simply select any work item in your Visual Studio application interface, click the Timetracker buttons that are added after integration, and start tracking time (or viewing tracked time details) right there.
Important: By default, these buttons are disabled, however, they are enabled if you open query results from "Team Explorer" -> "Work Items" tab and select a work item.
Note: All your information for Timetracker server, Timetracker client, and the time details associated with them is stored in your Team Services account database. Therefore, the tracked time details for projects stored in one Team Services account, for example, VSTS_account1, are not visible in another Team Services account, for example, VSTS_account2. You will need to separately install 7pace Timetracker for VSTS to each Team Services account and then track time for the respective work items in that account.
The Start Tracking button opens the 7pace Timetracker client (once installed and running on your system) and starts tracking time for the selected work item. The "Start Tracking" button also displays the ID of the work item that you select.
The Time Info button opens a new 7pace Timetracker window, which displays the tracked time details of the selected work item. You can keep this "Time Info" window open and select different work items to view their tracked time details. You can also drag the "Time Info" window and dock it within the Visual Studio interface.
Note: In the work items list, if you select multiple work items, the "Time Info" window only displays the tracked time details of one work item, which displays at the top in the selected work items list.
Installing the Timetracker 3.0 Extension for Visual Studio
The installation of the 7pace Timetracker extension is made available through the installation of the 7pace Timetracker client. In the Timetracker client installation wizard, the "Product Features" page displays the 7pace Timetracker extension for Visual Studio 2013 or higher.
1. Download the correct version of TFS Timetracker client from your 7pace Timetracker Server.
2. Run the 7pace Timetracker Client installer.
3. On the Product Features page, ensure that you select the 7pace Timetracker extension for Visual Studio 2013 or higher.
Note: You can skip installing this feature and only install the 7pace Timetracker client. However, if you want to install the 7pace Timetracker extension for Visual Studio at a later time, you will need to install the full 7pace Timetracker client again.
4. Click Next - > The system displays a warning message if your Visual Studio application is running.
5. Close Visual Studio application and click the Retry button.
6. On the VSIX Installer page, keep the checkbox for the Microsoft Visual Studio version selected.
The Microsoft Visual Studio version can be Professional, Ultimate, Team, etc.
7. Click the Install button.
Viewing the Timetracker 3.0 Extension in Visual Studio
After integrating 7pace Timetracker with Visual Studio, you will now be able to view 7pace Timetracker as an extension in Visual Studio.
1. In Visual Studio, click Tools > Extensions and Updates -> The system displays the Extensions and Updates window.
2. Scroll through the extensions list until you find the 7pace Timetracker extension.
3. Click the Close button to close the window.