Visual Studio add-in

Targetprocess Visual Studio add-in helps you to:

  • See your ToDo list with User Stories, Bugs and Tasks
  • Close assigned tasks and bugs
  • Start and stop time tracking timer
  • Provide fragmented daily time reports

How to Install the Add-In

Download the installation pack from here, close Visual Studio and run the installer. The installation is straightforward. Run Visual Studio, click on Targetprocess in the menu, and select the Login option. A popup window with Targetprocess credentials will appear. You need to enter the path to the Targetprocess server, and your login/password to the Targetprocess application.


Then you will see your ToDo list. Click on the Targetprocess menu and select the View To Do List option.

Work with ToDo List

The ToDo list includes all your assignments. You can see all Bugs, Tasks, and User Stories from all Projects.


Here's what you can do in the ToDo list:

  • View details for an assignment by double clicking on a row
  • Sort the ToDo list. Click on the header of the column by which you want to do the sorting.
  • Change the state for an assignment. Right click on a row and select a new state. The change will be immediately synced with TargetProcess.
  • Refresh List. The list will be updated with any new assignments from Targetprocess.

Work with Time Tracking

It's easy to track time with the Visual Studio add-in. Just select a Task, and click Start. Time tracking for the Task will start; you can stop and resume time tracking as needed.


When you click Stop, you need to enter the details for this time entry.

When you’re done working for the day, you can submit all the time entries to Targetprocess. Stop the timer and click Submit Time.

Remember to use the Submit Time button. Times are not posted to the server automatically.

You can also run a fragmented time spent report by clicking on Total time (00:01:12 in the screen above). Here’s how the report can look:


The time log displays all records that haven't been submitted to the server yet. Each bar is a standalone time record for some work. The length of the bar represents the duration of the activity.

The report clearly shows how fragmented your time is. A highly fragmented time record can be evidence of inefficiency/ interruptions/multitasking. You might consider making some adjustments to your work patterns based on that.

The Add-In Settings

Some more of the Visual Studio Add-In settings are available in the Options menu:



Plugin is installed and not shown

Please check if your Visual Studio version is among the supported ones.

Try to install the plugin to the default path and for everyone who uses the computer, rather than just your own user account only.

Check if you have Microsoft .NET Framework v2.0, v4.0, v4.5 installed.

Not all items are displayed

Find more details on How items are filtered in your personal ToDo list.

Supported Visual Studio IDE versions

Compatibility with the following Visual Studio IDE versions is tested:

  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008

Visual Studio Team Services (former Visual Studio Online) is not supported by this plugin.

Unable to login

The most common issues with login via add-in are:

  1. Email address is not supported. Unlike the main Targetprocess account, the add-in does not allow using email for authentication. Please make sure you are using your login there instead.
  2. Authentication settings on the IIS hosting server may prevent you from login.
  3. Proxy server network settings may prevent you from login.
  4. A time difference between your machine and server may prevent the connection from being established. It is not related to time zone difference (you still can connect to a server in US sitting in UK), but if your local time is 5:00 while server time is 5:15, system will produce a login error.

See also

  • Chris Ballance

    Download link is broken, can you provide an updated link, please?

  • Julia Khmylova

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for reporting the issue!
    We’ve fixed the link, please feel free to download it now.

    Please note that browser can cache ‘404 not found’ page, so you will probably have to clear your browser’s cache first.

    Sorry for the inconvenience,

  • Guest

    Excellent! Thanks Julia!

  • Chris Ballance

    Works now. Thanks Julia!

  • Shashi Srinivasan


    Does any one know if there is a way to see the details of the work items from the to do list with VS plugin?

  • Natalia

    Hi Shashi,
    Please try to double-click on item’s ID or Name to see the additional details.

  • Csaba Kovacs

    It would be great if we could add comments to the items as well. Any chance that functionality could be included?

  • Anna Ko

    Hi Csaba,

    It’s not yet planned, I’m afraid. You are, however, welcome to add this idea onto the User Voice site:


    Anna K.

  • marcbeacom

    Curious why TP would not be using their own help desk software rather than uservoice

  • Anna Ko

    Our current Help Desk portal is used for tickets, some old ideas can be also found in there: https://helpdesk.targetprocess

    However, we would like to redesign this help desk, thus UX and Development works have already been started. Feel free to share any kind of feedback on this matter:

  • Jenna Ramsey

    Are there any plans to migrate the Add-In to a VS Extension for VS 2015?

  • Natalia

    Hi Jenna,
    There are plans to support add-in for VS 2015, though there are no estimations right now.

    Best regards,

  • R. Glanzmann

    Awesome feature, this integration looks like a real timesaver! Any updates on providing compatibility with Visual Studio 2015? Our whole team moved to the new version a while ago.

  • Andrey Metelsky

    Hi @rglanzmann:disqus ,

    Our developers are currently working on implementing compatibility with Visual Studio 2015 but it has low priority, since there a lot of more important and cool features they`re working on. We`re expecting compatibility to be finished by the beginning of the next year or even earlier.
    I`ve already voted on your behalf for corresponding idea:

  • R. Glanzmann

    Thank you Andrey. I stay tuned!

  • hellowahab

    Any plans to rollout this new plugin now ?

  • Andrey Metelsky

    Hi @hellowahab:disqus
    Yes, we have plans for improving our add-in, but I`m afraid not now.
    I`ve voted on your behalf for corresponding idea:… so we can notify you when add-in is updated

  • hellowahab

    Thanks Andrey. Hoping to get the VS 2015 Plugin before I start using VS 2017 🙂

  • Julia Pastushenko


    I’m glad to let you know that add-on for Visual Studio 2015 is now available at

    Best wishes,

  • hellowahab

    Thanks Julia and the Team for rolling out the new Plugin.

  • hellowahab

    Is there any way to refresh/remove the currently saved login information (URL/UserName/Password) within VS 2015 Addin

  • Kate

    1. Please close Visual Studio.
    2. Then go to C:Users[YOUR USER NAME]AppDataLocal and search for the file user.config containing text ‘Tp.Integration.Ide.VisualStudio.Settings’
    3. Delete all the files found
    4. Start Visual Studio

  • Simon

    Hello TargetProcess Team,

    great tool. Any plans to provide compatibility for VS 2017?

  • Julia Pastushenko

    Hi Simon,

    Yes, we have it planned!
    We’ll write an update here once it’s available.

    Best wishes,

  • Julia Pastushenko

    Hi again,

    A version for VS2017 is already published to
    Please let us know how it works for you.

    Best wishes,

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