Visual Studio Online Time Tracking

TMetric is a free work time tracking web app for professionals and companies. It integrates with Visual Studio Online and other widely used project management systems. Use TMetric to track time spent on tasks directly from Visual Studio Online.

Below is the instructions on how to integrate TMetric with Visual Studio Online. 

Preparing to track your work time in Visual Studio Online

Let's setup TMetric so it can correctly capture your work time from Visual Studio Online. 

1. Create TMetric account. It will take a few minutes.

2. Install one of the following TMetric browser extensions depending on a browser you prefer: 

3. (optional) After registration, you can also install a time tracking desktop app, so you could track your work activity in details.

Now when you are all set, you can proceed to track work time in Visual Studio Online. 

Tracking time in Visual Studio Online. How it works

Before explaining how it works, it is assumed that you already have an account in Visual Studio Online and created a project in it.

When you create or open a task in Visual Studio Online, you will see the TMetric Start timer button as shown in the screenshot below. 

Visual Studio Online

Click the button, and TMetric will start recording your Visual Studio Online working time. Notice that the Start timer button changes to the Stop timer button and displays the time spent on the issue.

If you have the status of Owner or Admin when first starting the timer for the issue, TMetric pulls out from Visual Studio Online the project name of the issue and automatically creates a project with the same name in your TMetric account.   

The issue appears on the Tracker page in the TMetric web app. The name, ID, and project of the issue are the same as in Visual Studio Online.

You can easily navigate back to Visual Studio Online by clicking the issue ID (in our case ID is #10).

Time entry Visual Studio Online