Refresh the status of files under source control

At any time, you can refresh the source control status of a solution that you have open in Expression Blend. This is useful for picking up status changes if you have the solution open in Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer and Expression Blend at the same time. For example, if you check out a file in Team Explorer, Expression Blend will show that the file is checked out only after you refresh the source control status.


To see if a file is checked out by other team members or on other computers, use the Source Control Explorer panel in Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer. For more information, see How to: Refresh Team Explorer on MSDN.

  • In the Projects panel, right-click the solution, and then click Refresh Source Control Status.

    In Microsoft Expression Blend, the following icons appear next to the files in the Projects panel to identify their source control status:

    Ee371159.de1ca98f-81f1-4666-930e-e509e31ea168(en-us,Expression.30).png Checked into source control

    The file is locked, meaning that you do not have it checked out.

    Ee371159.62863683-36e0-4c3e-818f-ffe18a7fec91(en-us,Expression.30).png Checked out to me

    The file is checked out to you locally.

    Ee371159.bce766d4-4519-4ee9-84e0-85d5f285042e(en-us,Expression.30).png Checked out to me

    The file has been renamed by you but not yet checked in. Other team members will not see the file's new name until you check it in.

    Ee371159.df7cb6be-7111-47b1-8f1b-e1f12fd14ac3(en-us,Expression.30).png Newly added file

    The file has been added to the project but not yet checked in. Other team members will not see the file until you check it in.


    Files that you have deleted from the project are removed from the Projects panel, but you can see them when you view pending changes or check your files in. For more information, see Undo or view the list of pending changes or Check files in and out.

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