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How to: Add Hyperlinks to Work Items

You can add hyperlinks to work items on the Links tab on any work item. For example, if you wanted to point to one of the documents on your team project SharePoint site, you could add the URL to the document as a hyperlink.


This topic is based on the work item fields available in the bug work item for MSF for Agile Software Development. If your project is using a different methodology, your work item fields might be different. MSF for Agile Software Development is one of the process guidance templates that are included with Team Foundation. For more information, see Finding and Using Process Guidance.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Contributors group or have the View work items in this node, and Edit work items in this node permissions set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To add a hyperlink

  1. Add a new work item or edit an existing one.

    For more information, see How to: Create Work Items.

  2. Complete the required fields at the top of the form.

  3. On the Links tab at the bottom of the form, click Add.

  4. In the Add Link dialog box, under Link type, select Hyperlink.

  5. Under Link Details, in the Address box, type the Web (URL) or server (UNC) location you want to link, or copy the link from your Internet browser and paste it.

  6. Under Comment, enter any comment that is important about this particular link.

  7. Click OK.


    To test the link, on the Links tab, double-click the link.

  8. Click Save to save the work item.