TDS Support

When deploying I receive write access exceptions that eventually crash the application pool, how is this corrected?
If you are running Sitecore 6.5 or above, there was a change in the Sitecore API that requires a fix to the TDS Sitecore Connector. This fix was included in the 4.0 version of TDS. If you are still under maintenance please upgrade your version of TDS, to solve this issue. If you are no longer in maintenance please contact sales,sales@hhog.com, for assistance.
I installed TDS Classic but do not see a TDS Classic Project type when I’m creating a new project.
By default TDS Classic wants to install the project templates (TDS Project.zip) in the My Documents folder on your c: drive.

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Templates\ProjectTemplates

The My Documents folder redirection seems to be a challenge for Visual Studio. When the My Documents folder is moved, the Visual Studio paths do not get updated. Ben Hall a UK C# developer wrote an interesting blog post on this.

If you have installed it in a different direct, you should make sure that the Visual Studio User Project Template Location setting in Visual Studio is pointing to the desired location.

                          1.In Visual Studio go to Tools>>Options
                          2.Under the Projects and Solutions highlight the General settings
                          3.Locate the Visual Studio user project template location: verify that this path is correct. It should                                be
                                        •Path to directory\Visual Studio 2008\Templates\ProjectTemplates
                          4.Click okay when you are done and now you should see the TDS Project Template when you try to                              create a new project.

Also, please note that if you are running Visual Studio in Safe Mode, none of your add-ins will load.
I a trying to install an Update Package, but the installer fails. Why?
I am trying to install an Update Package, but the installer fails with the following exception:

Exception occured: System.Web.HttpParseException (0x80004005): The base class includes the field 'logArea', but its type (System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlGenericControl) is not compatible with the type of control (System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlIframe). ---> System.Web.HttpParseException (0x80004005): The base class includes the field 'logArea', but its type (System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlGenericControl) is not compatible with the type of control (System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlIframe). at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildFieldDeclaration(ControlBuilder builder) at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildSourceDataTreeFromBuilder(ControlBuilder builder, Boolean fInTemplate, Boolean topLevelControlInTemplate, PropertyEntry pse) at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildSourceDataTreeFromBuilder(ControlBuilder builder, Boolean fInTemplate, Boolean topLevelControlInTemplate, PropertyEntry pse) at System.Web.Compilation.TemplateControlCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildMiscClassMembers() at System.Web.Compilation.BaseCodeDomTreeGenerator.BuildSourceDataTree() at System.Web.Compilation.BaseCodeDomTreeGenerator.GetCodeDomTree(CodeDomProvider codeDomProvider, StringResourceBuilder stringResourceBuilder, VirtualPath virtualPath) at System.Web.Compilation.BaseTemplateBuildProvider.GenerateCode(AssemblyBuilder assemblyBuilder) at System.Web.Compilation.AssemblyBuilder.AddBuildProvider(BuildProvider buildProvider) at System.Web.Compilation.AssemblyBuilder.AddBuildProvider(BuildProvider buildProvider) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvidersCompiler.ProcessBuildProviders() at System.Web.Compilation.BuildProvidersCompiler.PerformBuild() at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.CompileWebFile(VirtualPath virtualPath) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean throwIfNotFound, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultWithNoAssert(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean throwIfNotFound, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResult(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.UI.TemplateControl.LoadControl(VirtualPath virtualPath) at Sitecore.Update.UpdateInstallationWizard.InstallationWizard_ActiveStepChanged()

This is due to a Sitecore bug (#387071).

If the web.config's system.web/compilation element has targetFramework=4.5 then the UpdatePackageInstallationWizard will fail.

As a temporary work around (until Sitecore resolves the issue), set the value to 4.0 install the package and then switch it back to 4.5
Why am I getting an exception from Sitecore.Update with Sitecore 6.5?
Using Sitecore 6.5 and see this exception while trying to generate an update package?

Exception Could not load file or assembly 'Sitecore.Update, Version=6.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The given key was not present in the dictionary. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131577)(System.IO.FileLoadException):
          at HedgehogDevelopment.SitecoreProject.PackageBuilder.PackageBuilder.BuildPackage(BuildContext ctx)
          at HedgehogDevelopment.SitecoreProject.PackageBuilder.Program.Main(String[] args)

This is a bug with Sitecore's Sitecore.Update.dll. They have a hotfix available here: 

http://dl.sitecore.net/hotfix/Sitecore CMS 6.5.0 rev. 110602 Hotfix 348444-1.zip

I've changed the template an item is based on, but when I deploy/sync the item doesn't get updated. Why?

This is a Sitecore bug (#344807/344884) that was resolved in Sitecore CMS 6.6.0 rev 121015. Please take a look at ref# 344884 in Sitecore Documentation.

Unfortunately the best way to deal with this scenario is to manually change the template of the items in each environment.

The Complete TDS Classic Manual
This manual is a complete set of documentation you can use while learning TDS Classic. If you find something new, different or needs changing add it through a pull request!
Hedgehog Tools Help
Our TDS Classic Help section is built in to the tool. This will help gives you a granular understanding of each function and feature within TDS Classic.
TDS Classic Cloud Build
A document describing how to build in the VSTS cloud with NuGet TDS Classic build package.
Team City and Octopus with TDS Classic
Integrating TDS Classic with Team City and Octopus.

Continuous Delivery: Kagool and TDS Classic
TDS Classic has allowed Kagool to automate the build of their Sitecore Update Packages as part of a continuous delivery process.
Sync, Deploy & Transfer: Norfolk County Council, TDS Classic and Razl
With TDS Classic, Norfolk County Council syncs all Sitecore development items to source control; they use Razl to transfer and compare Sitecore content items between environments.
Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth
Whitepaper on the importance of Continuous Integration while working in a team environment.
Build Extensions
Our Whitepaper on how to extend Hedgehog Tools to fit within your environment. Have the most up to date and complete project on the block!