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How to: Search for a Specific Work Item Using Microsoft Test Manager

You might want to search for a specific work item in your team project from Microsoft Test Manager. If you know the identifier for that work item, you can just open it without the requirement to open a specific activity.


  • Visual Studio Ultimate, Visual Studio Premium, Visual Studio Test Professional

To search for a specific work item using Microsoft Test Manager

  1. Open Microsoft Test Manager.

    Note Note

    To display the Microsoft Test Manager window, choose Start, and then choose All Programs. Point to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and then choose Microsoft Test Manager.

  2. From any activity, press Ctrl-G.

    The Go to work item dialog box is displayed.

  3. Type the work item ID into Work item ID.

  4. Choose Open.

    The work item is displayed. You can now view and change the work item.