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How to: Verify Work Item Type Definition Changes

You can verify that the type definitions you specified were created correctly by creating a new team project based on your custom process template, and referring to the following procedure. For more information about how to change work item type definitions, see Work Item Tracking Process Template Plug-in.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure you must be a member of either the Team Foundation Administrators group, the Project Administrators group for the team project, or the Contributors group for the team project. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To verify work item type definitions

  1. In Team Explorer, expand the Work Items node on the new team project.

  2. Right-click the Work Items node, point to Add a Work Item, and choose a menu option that creates one of your work item types.

  3. In the work item form for the new work item, ensure that all of the fields appear correctly.

  4. Update the work item by moving it through each state, and ensure that fields work as expected for each state.

  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each work item type.