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How to: Configure Check-in Notes

Administrators of Team Foundation source control can add, configure, and remove check-in notes. Check-in notes settings are set in the Source Control Settings window. For more information on check-ins, see How to: Check In Pending Changes.

Required Permissions

To complete this procedure, you must have the Manipulate security settings permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To add check-in notes

  1. From the Team menu, choose Team Project Settings, and then choose Source Control.

  2. In the Source Control Settings dialog box, choose the Check-in Notes tab, and click Add.

  3. In the Add Check-in Note dialog box, in the Name box, either type the desired name (for example, Documentation Reviewer), or select an existing check-in note from the drop-down list.

  4. If you want the note to be mandatory for check-ins, select the Required on check-ins box.

  5. Click Add, to return to the Check-in Notes tab in the Source Control Settings window with the new check-in note title added.

To configure a check-in note as being required

  1. From the Team menu, choose Team Project Settings, and then select Source Control.

  2. In the Source Control Settings dialog box, select the Check-in Notes tab.

  3. In the Required column, select the check-in notes that you want to designate as mandatory, and clear those that you do not want to designate as mandatory for the check-in process.

To rename a check-in note

  1. From the Team menu, choose Team Project Settings, and then select Source Control.

  2. In the Source Control Settings dialog box, select the Check-in Notes tab.

  3. Select the check-in note that you want to rename, and type a new name for it.

To change the ordering of the check-in notes

  1. From the Team menu, choose Team Project Settings, and then select Source Control.

  2. In the Source Control Settings dialog box, select the Check-in Notes tab.

  3. Select the check-in note for which you want to change the order.

  4. Use the up and down arrow buttons to move the note to the desired order.

  5. Repeat process until all the check-in notes are in the order you desire. This ordering is reflected during the check-in process. For more information, see Using the Check In and Pending Changes Windows and How to: Associate Check-in Notes with Changesets.

To remove check-in notes

  1. From the Team menu, choose Team Project Settings, and then choose Source Control.

  2. In the Source Control Settings dialog box, choose the Check-in Notes tab.

  3. Select the check-in note title that you want to remove, and click Remove.

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