Using Visual Studio Team Explorer

Coordinator
Jan 25, 2008 at 3:29 AM
Edited Jan 25, 2008 at 5:14 PM
  • Using Source Control
    • -To view the true source control for the project you have to open up Team Explorer in Visual Studio. To do that go to View-Team Explorer
      • -Once in the Team Explorer panel you can view Work Items (issues) and the source control
        • -To view the source control expand the cecs550 item and double-click on source control. This will show the folder containing all the files for the project.
        • -Navigate to the file you wish to view
          • -To view the history of check-ins for a particular file, right-click on the file and select "View History" or click on the "History" icon at the top.
          • -When viewing the history, right-click on the changeset and you can view the source code for that check-in or view the details of the check-in.
            • -The details list all the files that were checked-in in that changeset, comments for the check-in, work items related to the check-in and other things as well. This is why it's important to comment your check-ins and use work items, so that anyone looking at the source control can see all the changes made easily.
        • -When viewing the files in the source control, all pending changes and who has what checked-out is listed beside each file. This allows you to see who has what checked-out.
      • -To view all the work items / isses that are currently open go in the Team Explorer panel and go to cecs550-Work Items-Team Queries
        • -Here you can view all open work items and their details, select "My Work Items" to see only the work items assigned to you, in general though, use "All Work Items"

  • Using Work Items / Issue Tracker
    • -Work Items are a good and easy way to communicate problems found and to make sure that they are addressed. By using the Issues Tracker either though the CodePlex site or though the Team Explorer we ensure that we keep a good record of all bugs and who fixed what. This not only helps documentation, but also allows us to see what was done to fix a certain problem should it come up again.
      • -To view Work Items on the CodePlex site just go to the "Issue Tracker" tab. You can filter the issues by which ones are open to only see currently open items.
      • -To view Work Items in Team Explorer open up the Team Explorer panel in the Visual Studio (go to View if it's not already up).
        • -Navigate to cecs550-Work Items-Team Queries
          • -Here you can view all open work items and their details, select "My Work Items" to see only the work items assigned to you, in general though, use "All Work Items"
      • -To do a check-in in which you addressed a work item
        • -Check-in as you normally would, but when the check-in form comes up select "Work Items" from the left.
          • -The default only shows Work Items assigned to you. To change that select the "Query" drop-down and click on "Select Query". From there select "All Work Items"
          • -Check the Work Items associated with the check-in and select the proper "Check-in Action"

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