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Defining Work Item Workflow

You control the workflow of a work item by defining its initial state, valid states, the legal transitions between those states, and the users or groups who have permission to perform those transitions.

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States, Transitions, and Reasons

Introduces the concepts of states, state transitions, and reasons for state transitions. You define states, transitions, and reasons in the <WORKFLOW> section of the work item type definition.

How to: Change the Workflow of a Work Item Type

Describes how to change the workflow of a work item type by modifying the work item type XML file.

Transition Security

Shows how to secure work item state transitions by defining legal transitions, and how to refine those transitions by using the for and not attributes.

Scoping Field Rules by State, Transition, or Reason

Describes how to scope a field rule to a work item type, to a state, to a transition, or to a reason.

Automating State Transitions

Describes how to transition work items from state to state based on external events.

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