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How to: Bind and Unbind Projects and Solutions

Team Foundation source control provides the ability to add items to the server that are not bound to Visual Studio. For more information, see How to: Add Non-Project or Non-Solution Files and Folders to Source Control and Add Command. The binding is responsible for providing source control functionality including various source control icons that indicate status in Solution Explorer. If you wish to bind the folders and files you added, you must bind them as described in the procedure below.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must have the Check out permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To bind source control projects and solutions to Visual Studio

  1. Highlight the project or solution you wish to bind to Team Foundation source control in Solution Explorer.

  2. From the File menu, choose Source Control, and then choose Change Source Control.

  3. In Change Source Control dialog box, click Bind.

To unbind source control projects and solutions to Visual Studio

  1. Highlight the project or solution you wish to unbind in Team Foundation source control in Solution Explorer.

  2. From the File menu, choose Source Control, and then choose Change Source Control.

  3. In the Change Source Control dialog box, highlight the solution or project you wish to unbind from source control, and in the toolbar, click Unbind.

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