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Create or Delete a File Attachment in a Work Item (Team Explorer Everywhere)

Visual Studio 2010

To share information that is relevant to the completion of a work item, you can attach a file to the work item. For example, you can attach, open, delete, and save files from work items, such as an e-mail thread, document, image, log file, or other file type.

You can add and delete file attachments by using the following clients of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server: the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse, Team Web Access, Team Explorer, Office Excel, and Office Project. You can attach files to only one work item at a time. All file attachments are stored in the work item database for Team Foundation Server. When you add or delete a file attachment, your changes are applied to that database when you are working in Office Excel or Office Project. When you are working in the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse, Team Web Access, or Team Explorer, your changes are applied to the database when you save the work item.

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 create or delete a file attachment in a work item

  1. Open the work item form for editing, and then click the tab for managing file attachments.

    NoteNote

    The name of the tab might be Attachments or File Attachments. The name of the tab is determined by the work item definition.

  2. To attach a file to the work item, perform the following steps:

    1. Click Add.

    2. In the Add Attachment dialog box, type or browse to the name of the file that you want to attach.

    3. (Optional) In Comment, type additional information about the attachment.

    4. Click OK.

  3. To remove an attached file from a work item, perform the following steps:

    1. Click the attachment that you want to remove.

    2. Click Delete.

    3. Click OK to confirm the operation.

  4. To save or publish your changes, open the File menu and click Save or press Ctrl+S.

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