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Extending Team Foundation

Team Foundation is a multitiered application for which users install some components on client computers and other components on the application tier. You can extend Team Foundation by using its client object model on the client computers or the server object model on the application tier, and you can customize your build process by using the build process object model on the build machine.

Object Models for Team Foundation

In this topic

By using the client object model, you can extend the features of Team Foundation that relate to version control, tracking work items, and build. Applications that use this object model must run on a computer that is also running Team Explorer.

Get started

Team projects and Team Explorer

Bugs, tasks, and other work items

Version control


Client Object Model Reference

Applications that use the server object model must run on an application-tier server for Team Foundation. You typically use this model to integrate other tools and data into Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.


Samples and concepts


Warehouse and Reports

Samples and concepts


Server Object Model Reference