FIX: The Resource Name field is blank if the Display Name field contains a special character in Project 2010 on a computer that has Team Explorer installed

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Microsoft Project 2010 to connect to a team project that is hosted on a Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 server or on a TFS 2010 server.
  • A work item on the TFS server contains a user. The value Display Name field of the user contains a special character. For example, the value contains character "[."
  • You try to open the work item in Microsoft Project 2010.
In this scenario, the Resource Name field for this user is blank.

CAUSE

The issue occurs because of an error in the Team Explorer add-in for Microsoft Project. Specifically, the add-in does not have the logic to handle special characters (except for the comma) in display names.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 Team Explorer Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on the client computer that has Microsoft Project installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File Information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported versions of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
qtcontroller.exe.configNot applicable5,50529-Sep-1120:02Not applicable
Leviewer.exe10.0.40219.352117,5846-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.build.client.dll10.0.40219.352435,0805-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.client.dll10.0.40219.3521,592,7045-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.common.dll10.0.40219.352523,1365-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.controls.dll10.0.40219.352937,8566-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.dll10.0.40219.352674,6725-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.activities.dll10.0.40219.352767,8886-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.client.dll10.0.40219.352152,4565-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.uiutils.dll10.0.40219.352266,1206-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.workflow.activities.dll10.0.40219.352439,7126-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.officeintegration.project.dll10.0.40219.352516,5206-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.activities.common.dll10.0.40219.352314,2966-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.activities.dll10.0.40219.3521,510,3126-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.activityruntime.dll10.0.40219.352219,0566-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.client.dll10.0.40219.352684,4485-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.client.themes.dll10.0.40219.3523,058,0966-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.client.wpfcontrols.dll10.0.40219.352256,9526-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.clientpackage.dll10.0.40219.35273,1366-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.common.dll10.0.40219.35233,6965-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.controller.dll10.0.40219.352119,7206-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.controls.dll10.0.40219.352492,9606-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.controls.wpfworkitemcontrols.dll10.0.40219.35299,2806-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.client.dll10.0.40219.352704,9285-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.common.dll10.0.40219.352231,8405-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.controls.dll10.0.40219.3524,438,4326-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.workitemtracking.client.dll10.0.40219.352698,2725-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.workitemtracking.controls.dll10.0.40219.3521,213,3526-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.workitemtracking.proxy.dll10.0.40219.352390,0485-Oct-114:01x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.agentobject.dll10.0.40219.352104,8646-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.common.dll10.0.40219.3521,353,6166-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.controllerobject.dll10.0.40219.352275,3686-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.executioncommon.dll10.0.40219.352480,1686-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.resource.dll10.0.40219.352966,0406-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.testcasemanagement.dll10.0.40219.3521,278,8966-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.tmi.dll10.0.40219.352397,7126-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.build.dll10.0.40219.352141,7206-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.dll10.0.40219.35293,0646-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.teamexplorer.dll10.0.40219.352798,1206-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.dll10.0.40219.35258,2886-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.dll10.0.40219.35258,8006-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.dll10.0.40219.35260,3366-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.dll10.0.40219.35262,8966-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.dll10.0.40219.352941,4806-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamfoundation.workitemtracking.dll10.0.40219.352460,2086-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.teamsystem.integration.dll10.0.40219.352192,4086-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.testtools.manualtest.common.dll10.0.40219.352812,4566-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.testtools.uitest.extension.ie.dll10.0.40219.352250,2806-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.testtools.uitest.extension.uia.dll10.0.40219.352106,4166-Oct-1116:30x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.vstst.schemaNot applicable140,17529-Sep-1120:02Not applicable
Msdiff.dll10.0.40219.352484,6806-Oct-1116:30x86
Mtm.exe10.0.40219.352448,3286-Oct-1116:30x86
Qtagent32.exe10.0.40219.35220,3046-Oct-1116:30x86
Qtagent32.exe10.0.40219.35220,3126-Oct-1116:30x86
Tf.exe10.0.40219.352324,9286-Oct-1116:30x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 2615194 - Last Review: November 15, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
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