How-To delete Visual Studio Online Team Projects via Portal

Introduction

Recently I decided to clean up my Visual Studio Online account. The first thing I wanted to do was delete the various Team Projects I had created and never put anything in. Having never done this before, the first thing I did was Google for some help.

I took a look at a few of the results, but they all used the same approach involving executing the delete command via a command prompt.

Being a visual person and thinking (we’re in 2015 now, there has to be a simpler way than writing command line commands). So I did a little bit of browsing of the Visual Studio Online Portal and found the answer.

It’s a little hidden away – as there’s only one way to bring up the delete dialog (obviously, whoever designed this doesn’t want you to delete Team Projects!). But once you know it’s there, it’s relatively easy to delete a Visual Studio Online Team Project via the Portal.

For any others out there, below are the steps to delete a Visual Studio Online Team Project via the Portal.

Steps

Prerequiste Step: Log in to Visual Studio Online as an Administrator of the Collection the Team Project resides in.

Step One

Click on the Settings Cog at the top right hand corner next to your account name.

Figure 1. Screenshot of settings cog in top right corner.

Step One & a Half

Select the Collection the Team Project resides in from the left hand sidebar (unless you’ve only got 1 Collection like me, you can skip this half-step).

Step Two

On the main area of this screen, you will see a section with a heading Administration tasks. Click on the last item titled: View the collection administration page.

Figure 2. Screenshot of control panel screen.

Step Three

On this screen, all the Team Projects that reside within this Collection are listed in the main area.

There are two ways to bring up the context menu with the Delete option:

  1. Select the Team Project, this will reveal a triangle icon to the left of the selected Team Project’s icon. Click on the triangle icon.
  2. Mouse over (hover over) the white-space next to the Team Project’s icon, this will reveal a triangle icon to the left of that Team Project’s icon. Click on the triangle icon.

From the context menu, Select Delete.

Figure 3. Screenshot of control panel of selected collection.

Step Four/Confirmation

Shortly afterwards, a pop up dialog will appear to inform you the Team Project has been successfully deleted.

Figure 4. Screenshot of confirmation dialog.