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Field Conditions

You can define rules that are run conditionally by using WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, WHEN*, DEFAULT, and COPY elements. These rules define which elements are run when the defined clause is True.

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Using the <WHEN>, <WHENNOT>, <WHENCHANGED>, and <WHENNOTCHANGED> Conditions

Describes how to define rules that are run conditionally by using WHEN, WHENNOT, and WHENCHANGED elements. These rules define which elements are run when the defined clause is True.

Using the <WHEN*>, <DEFAULT>, and <COPY> Rules

Describes the expected behavior and interactions when you use the <DEFAULT>, <COPY>, and <WHEN*> rules.

Conditional Field Rule Attributes

Describes how to scope field rules to a specific group using the attributes for and not.

How to: Customize the Assigned to Field

Describes how to customize the Assigned To field on a work item type by modifying the work item type XML file to limit the selections to individuals who work on your team.

How to: Make a String Field Match a Pattern

Describes how to modify a string field by modifying the work item type XML file so that the format of the string must match a pattern you define.

How to: Set a Default Value

Describes how to set a default value for the work item type field by modifying the work item type XML file.

How to: Create a Pick List

Describes how to create a pick list to use with a work item type field by modifying the work item type XML file.

How to: Create a Dependent Pick List

Describes how to create a dependent pick list to use with a work item type field by modifying the work item type XML file.

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