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How to: View Historical Data

Team Foundation version control retains historical data on all files and presents it in the History window. The following procedures demonstrate how to view data on a specified file in version control from Solution Explorer and Source Control Explorer. The history can also be viewed from the command line using the History Command.

NoteNote:

Team Foundation version control provides the ability to retrieve historical versions of files. For more information, see How to: Retrieve Old Versions of Files from Changesets.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must have the Read permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To view history from Solution Explorer

  • In Solution Explorer, right-click the file for which you want to view historical data, and then click View History. For more information, see Understanding the History Window.

    NoteNote:

    This feature is only available if you have installed the Service Pack 1 version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server.

    TipTip:

    The History window can be set as Floating, Dockable, or a Tabbed Document. You can select one of these options by right-clicking the History window and then selecting one of the options.

To view history from Source Control Explorer

  1. On the File menu, click Other Windows, and then click Source Control Explorer.

  2. In Source Control Explorer, right-click the file or folder for which you want to view historical data, and then click View History. For more information, see Understanding the History Window.

    NoteNote:

    This feature is only available if you have installed the Service Pack 1 version of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server.

    TipTip:

    The History window can be set as Floating, Dockable, or as a Tabbed Document. You can select one of these options by right-clicking the History window and then selecting one of the options.

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