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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, you may have to view the details of the work item to determine whether 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 Check In Pending Changes.

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

  3. In the list of work items, double-click a work item for which you want to see details. The Details for Work Item dialog box that appears provides all the details that are 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 modify the work item. For more information, see Adding and Modifying Bugs, Tasks, and Other Work Items.

  4. After you view the work item, if you are satisfied that the work item should be associated with the check-in, follow the procedures in Associate Work Items with Changesets.


    If 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.