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Add or Delete a Hyperlink in a Work Item (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Visual Studio 2010

To share information that is required to complete a work item, you can add a hyperlink to a file that is stored on a server or a Web site. You can add and delete hyperlinks using the following Team Foundation clients: the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse, Team Web Access, Team Explorer, Office Excel, and Office Project. You can add only one hyperlink to one work item at a time. All hyperlinks are stored in the Team Foundation database.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Contributors group or have your View work items in this node, and your Edit work items in this node permissions set to Allow. For more information, see the following topic on the Microsoft Web site: Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To add or delete a hyperlink in a work item

  1. Open the work item form for editing, and click the tab for managing links.


    The name of the tab might be Links, All Links, or Implementation. The name of the tab is determined by the work item definition.

  2. To add a hyperlink, follow these steps:

    1. Click Link to.

    2. In the Link type list, click Hyperlink.

    3. In Address, type the address of the target of the link.

      If the target is a Web site, type the URL, or copy it from your Internet browser and paste it into the Address box. If the target is a server location, type the address in the form of a UNC name.

  3. (Optional) Type additional information about the hyperlink in the Comment box.

  4. To delete a hyperlink, click the link that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the File menu, click Save or press Ctrl+S.

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