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How to: View Work Item Details from Pending Changes Window

During a check-in, you can optionally associate a work item with the changeset. To do so, it may be necessary to view the details of the work item to determine if it is applicable. The following procedure describes how to view the details of a work item during a check-in.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must have the Check in or the Check out permissions set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To view work item details during a check-in

  1. Follow the steps for performing a check-in from either Source Control Explorer or Solution Explorer as described in How to: Check In Pending Changes.

  2. In the Check In or Pending Changes window, click the Work Items channel.

  3. In the listing of work items, double-click a work item for which you wish to see details; the Details for Work Item dialog box appears providing all the details associated with the work item. The Details for Work Item dialog box can be used to view the details of the work item, or to edit the work item. For more information, see Adding and Editing Work Items.

  4. After viewing the work item, If you are satisfied that the work item should be associated with the check-in, follow the procedures in How to: Associate Work Items with Changesets.


    Should you attempt to check in files that are associated with an existing work item, you are prompted to select a different work item and the check-in will be blocked.

  5. Click Check In; the items are checked in with their pending changes.

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