Smash the Barriers between users and development team

  • The simplest task tracking system for ASP.NET applications
  •  Allow your users to send request by just one click
  •  Break the barrier between your development team and end users

SSW.TFSSmashingBarrier is an ASP.NET user control that you can integrate with your web applications, allowing your users to send feature requests or issue reports into related Team Projects directly.

By taking advantage of SSW.AgileTemplate, SSW.TFSSmashingBarrier will log the web page URL into a customized TFS process template, which enables the end user to easily track the number of tasks that are related to the web page and allows them to easily create new tasks with a single click.

Figure: Adding the .NET SmashingBarrier Control to your master page gives users an instant view into the outstanding tasks for *every* page
Figure: You can submit task by just one click.

Note: The SSW.AgileTemplate includes the URL field to track the tasks

Figure: You can view the details of the tasks related to the page by using TFS Web Access.

SSW.TFSSmashingBarrier is integrated to GuNet. You can easily install the package in Microsoft VisualStudio 2010.

Figure: You can download SSW.TFSSmashingBarrier library via NuGet in VS2010.

Upcoming features

  • Web Platform Installer
  • HTTP Module (so no changes are needed to MasterPage and Web.Config)(low priority)

System Requirements

You need the following environment to set up TFS Smashing Barrier:

  • Team Foundation Server 2012 RTM
  • Team Explorer 2012  (Team Explorer 2012 will install .NET Framework 4.0)
  • Visual Studio 2010/2012 RTM + TFS Power Tool
  • .NET Framework 3.5/4.0
  • IIS 6/7
  • Limitation: Does not work on since that does not allow Work Item customizations.

User Guide

You can download the User Control together with the instruction documents which will guide you to create a simple ASP.NET application with SSW.TFSSmashingBarrier. You can also click here to read the User Guide online.


TFS Smashing Barrier can be integrated with SSW Agile Template which includes all customization you need to use this User Control, check out Agile Template.