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Using the Check In and Pending Changes Windows

Team Foundation version control files are checked in to the source control server by using the Pending Changes window or the Check In dialog box. The Check In dialog box is opened from either the Source Control Explorer or the Solution Explorer. These check-ins are submitted as changesets.

NoteNote

You can also perform a check in from the command line. For more information, see Checkin Command.

Using the Check In or Pending Changes Window, you can accomplish the following tasks:

  • View all the pending changes associated with your workspace.

  • Check in some or all the pending changes in your workspace to the source control server. For more information, see Check In Pending Changes. When you check in pending changes, Team Foundation creates a new changeset in the server. Thereafter, your teammates can access your code by performing a Get Latest operation. For more information, see Get the Source for Your Team Project.

    NoteNote

    Use the Get Latest command before checking in your Pending Changes to download the most recent sources from the server and compile your code to make sure that it does not break the build.

  • Associate or resolve work items with the changeset during the check-in process. For more information, see Check In Pending Changes and Associate Work Items with Changesets.

  • Provide check in notes to be associated with the changeset. For more information, see Check In Pending Changes and Associate Check-in Notes with Changesets.

    NoteNote

    Check-in notes can be configured by an administrator. For more information, see Set and Enforce Quality Gates.

  • Review check-in policy adherence for the changes. These policies are configured by an administrator and if necessary, the policies can be overridden. For more information, see Check In Pending Changes and Override a Check-In Policy.

    NoteNote

    Check-in policies can be configured by an administrator. For more information, see Set and Enforce Quality Gates.

  • Send e-mail notifications to team members who have subscribed to be notified when check-ins occur.

  • Undo pending changes to revert the changes on your local system back to the base workspace version, which is prior to any changes. For more information, see Undo Pending Changes.

  • When necessary, you can move pending changes out of your workspace using the Shelve command. Shelving enables you to set aside a batch of pending changes temporarily and optionally remove the pending changes from your workspace. For more information, see Working with Shelvesets.

  • Resolve conflicts that are caused by your pending changes. The Pending Changes window includes a Conflicts channel that is automatically displayed with the list of conflicts when they occur. If you are using the Check In dialog box to check in your pending changes and there are conflicts, the Pending Changes window opens with all the conflicts displayed on the Conflicts channel.

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