Introduction to Tasktop Dev for Visual Studio

Tasktop for Visual Studio brings Eclipse Mylyn's task list and connectors into the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. The personal task list and rich task editors are embedded in the Visual Studio IDE as they are in Eclipse. The Tasktop for Visual Studio application runs alongside the Visual Studio IDE to provide access to the Mylyn infrastructure and its connectors. Installing a Mylyn connector into Tasktop for Visual Studio will enable access to tasks from the corresponding ALM system from within the task list in Visual Studio.

The standalone Tasktop application included with Tasktop for Visual Studio provides additional functionality such as the ability to track and report the time spent on each task, integrate Outlook email with the task list, and track the web pages and documents associated with each task. The task list in the Tasktop application is automatically kept in sync with the task list embedded in Visual Studio.