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Version Control (How Do I in Team Foundation)

This page links to help on widely used Team Foundation version control tasks. To view other categories of popular tasks covered in Help, see How Do I in Team Foundation.

Team Foundation Version Control

Provides an overview of Team Foundation version control.

Walkthrough: Exploring Team Foundation Version Control

Describes how to create a new Visual Studio project, add it to version control, and check in changes using Source Control Explorer.

Walkthrough: Working with Team Foundation Version Control from the Command Line

Describes how to create a workspace, edit files, and check in changes using the command line.

How to: Configure Visual Studio with Team Foundation Version Control

Describes how to configure Visual Studio to use Team Foundation version control and how to configure environment settings for Team Foundation version control.

How to: Link Work Items to Source Code Files

Describes how to link a work item to version control files.

How to: Link Work Items to Changesets

Describes how to link a work item to a changeset.

How to: Open Changesets from Work Items

Describes how to open a changeset from a work item.

How to: Find Changesets to Link to Work Items

Describes different options for searching for changesets when you need to find a changeset to link to a work item.

Walkthrough: Preparing to Migrate from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation

Describes how to identify and resolve data integrity issues, backup your Visual SourceSafe database, analyze your Visual SourceSafe database for migration issues, and create a user list to map Visual SourceSafe users to Windows accounts.

Walkthrough: Migrating from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation

Describes how to specify which projects to migrate, and how to use the converter tool to migrate Visual SourceSafe projects to Team Foundation version control.

How to: Create a Settings File for Source Control Analysis and Migration

Describes how to create a settings file to analyze a Visual SourceSafe database for potential issues before migration.

How to: Check Out and Edit Version-Controlled Items

Explains how to use Solution Explorer or Source Control Explorer to check out and edit a file under version control.

How to: Delete Files and Folders from Version Control

Describes how to delete files and folders.

How to: Add Non-Project or Non-Solution Files and Folders to Version Control

How do I work with existing Visual Basic 6 and .NET projects that I do not want to upgrade?

How to: Associate a File Type with a Difference Tool

Describes how to associate a file type with a third-party diff tool.

How to: Associate a File Type with a Merge Tool

Describes how to associate a file type with a third-party merge tool.

How to: Compare Two Files

Describes how to compare files or shelved items for differences.

How to: Add File Type Association with Team Foundation Version Control

Describes how to specify keyword expansion or multiple check-out settings for specific file types.

How to: Edit File Type Association with Team Foundation Version Control

Describes how to edit a file type association to customize how the version control system processes files with specific extensions.

How to: Remove a File Type Associated with Team Foundation Version Control

Describes how to remove a file type association.

How to: Create a Mapped Workspace

Describes how to create a workspace to map files under version control to your local folders.

How to: Add and Remove a Working Folder in a Workspace

Describes how to add or remove working folders in an existing workspace.

How to: Modify a Workspace

Describes how to edit an existing workspace to change the name, comments, or working folders.

How to: Cloak and Uncloak Folders in a Workspace

Explains how to hide folders in your workspace to improve performance and usability.

How to: Remove a Workspace

Describes how to remove a workspace.

How to: View and Manage All Pending Changes in Your Workspace

Describes how to use the Pending Changes and Check In windows to undo pending changes, remove an item from pending changes, or compare files.

How to: Find a Changeset

Describes how to use Source Control Explorer to find a changeset.

How to: View Details for Changesets

Describes how to use the Find Changesets window or History window to view details for changesets.

How to: Retrieve Old Versions of Files from Changesets

Describes how to get older versions of files from changesets.

How to: Check In Pending Changes

Describes how to check in pending changes in a changeset.

How to: Undo Pending Changes

Describes how to undo pending changes.

Walkthrough: Shelving Version Control Items

Demonstrates how to use the shelving feature to temporarily store changes in version control without committing them.

How to: Shelve and Unshelve Pending Changes

Describes how to shelve pending changes in version control, and how to unshelve them to your local computer.

How to: Find a Shelveset

Describes how to find a shelveset in version control.

How to: View Details for Shelvesets

Describes how to view details such as name, owner, and date using the Unshelve dialog box.

How to: Delete a Shelveset

Describes how to delete a shelveset.

Walkthrough: Advanced Functionality of Version Control

Demonstrates how to use branching, merging, and labeling in Team Foundation version control.

How to: Branch Files and Folders

Describes how to branch files and folders.

How to: Merge Files and Folders

Describes how to merge files and folders.

How to: Resolve Conflicts Between Two Files

Describes how to resolve conflicts during a merge, pending change, or get operation.

How to: Apply Labels

Describes how to apply a label to organize a set of files in a revision.

How to: Edit Labels

Describes how to edit labels to change items or comments.

How to: Find Labels

Describes how to find labels in version control.

How to: Remove Labels

Describes how to remove labels.

How to: Add Check-In Policies

Describes how to require specific check-in policies for version control.

How to: Edit Check-In Policies

Describes how to edit the requirements for check-in policies for version control.

How to: Remove Check-In Policies

Describes how to remove a check-in policy as part of check-in requirements.

How to: Enable and Disable Check-In Policies

Describes how to enable or disable check-in policies.

How to: Configure Check-In Notes

Describes how to configure check-in notes.

How to: Control Access to Team Foundation Version Control

Describes how to add users and groups to Team Foundation version control security.

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