Create a Work Item By Using the Client Object Model for Team Foundation
You can create bugs, tasks, and other types of WorkItems by performing the following steps:
Depending on the type of WorkItem that you create, most required Fields have default values. If these values are appropriate, you do not have to set them explicitly. For example, you might create a user story as defined in MSF for Agile software development for Visual Studio ALM. For this type of WorkItem, the State, Reason, and Assigned to Fields are all required but have default values. When a user story is created, its default state is "Active," its default reason is "New," and the default value of the Assigned to field is the current user. However, the title is required and has no default value. Therefore, you must set the title when you create a user story. For more information, see User story (Agile) and An end-to-end view of what you can configure and customize in Visual Studio TFS. The following example creates a user story; sets the title, which is required; and sets the description, which is not required.
To use this example
Imports System Imports Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client Imports Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client Module Module1 Sub Main(ByVal sArgs() As String) ' Connect to the server and the store and get the WorkItemType object ' for user stories from the team project where the user story will be created. Dim collectionUri As Uri If sArgs.Length = 0 Then collectionUri = New Uri("http://Server:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection") Else collectionUri = New Uri(sArgs(1)) End If Dim tpc As New TfsTeamProjectCollection(collectionUri) Dim workItemStore As WorkItemStore workItemStore = tpc.GetService(Of WorkItemStore)() Dim teamProject As Project teamProject = workItemStore.Projects("DinnerNow") Dim workItemType As WorkItemType workItemType = teamProject.WorkItemTypes("User Story") ' Create the work item Dim userStory As New Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.WorkItem(workItemType) ' The title is generally the only required field that doesn’t have a default value. ' You must set it, or you can’t save the work item. If you’re working with another ' type of work item, there may be other fields that you’ll have to set. userStory.Title = "Recently Ordered Menu" userStory.Description = "As a return customer, I want to see items that I've recently ordered" ' Save the new user story userStory.Save() End Sub End Module