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Queuing a Build for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio 2010

To run a build, you queue a build definition. By doing this, you add that build configuration to the queue of builds to be run by a specific build agent. The order in which builds are run depends on the order in which the build requests were queued. If you are using Visual Studio 2005, all builds must be manually queued.


If you are using Visual Studio 2005, you cannot change the build agent or drop folder when you queue the build. You also cannot specify a priority for the build nor optional MSBuild command line arguments.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, your Queue builds permission must be set to Allow. For more information, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To queue a build for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

  1. In Team Explorer, expand the team project for which you want to queue a build.

  2. Expand the Builds node, right-click the build definition that you want to queue, and click Queue New Build.

    The Queue Build dialog box appears.

  3. In Build definition, verify that the specified definition is the one that you want to queue.

    If the build definition you selected has a description, the description appears in the text box directly under the Build definition drop-down list.

  4. Click Queue to enter the build in the build queue.

    The Queued tab of Build Explorer appears. For more information, see Using Build Explorer to View and Manage Queued, Ongoing, and Completed Builds.