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How to: View Build Summary Status

Team Foundation Build uses build types to manage the build parameters to build a team project. The Team Build Browser lets you view a summary status on builds that have been run. Before you can view build type summary status information in the Team Build Browser, you must create and run a build type. For more information, see How to: Create a New Build Type and How to: Run a Build on a Build Type. You can view build type summary status information about build types in the Team Build Browser using the following procedure.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must have the Team Foundation Server View project-level information permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To view build type summary status information in Team Foundation Build Browser

  • In Team Explorer, locate and expand the Team Build node, double-click the All Build Types node in the Team Builds folder. A summary of all completed and in progress builds is displayed in Team Build Browser.


    Use the Filter located in the toolbar to filter on builds conducted in a specified period including Today, Yesterday, This Week, Last Week, and Last 4 weeks.


    Click the column headers to sort the columns alpha-numerically.

    The following table describes summary report items that are included for all builds.

    Team System Build Browser Summary Report Item Description


    Displays a link to the detailed build report for this build. The name displayed here is the Build Number with an icon that indicates success or failed status.

    Build Status

    Displays an updated status as the build proceeds. The values of the build status include the following:

    • Build Initializing

    • Getting Sources

    • Compilation Started

    • Compilation Completed

    • Testing Started

    • Testing Completed

    • Successfully Completed

    • Failed

    • Stopped

    Build Quality

    Indicates the current build quality state. Build quality can be edited by right-clicking the specific build and selecting the desired quality. The user can add and remove the build quality values.

    Completed On

    Displays either that the build is in progress or the date and time build completed. By default, the summary report is sorted on this report time.

    For instruction about how to view individual build reports, see How to: View a Build Report.

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