TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Listing version control changes with check-in comments using TFS

August 27th, 2007 · 8 Comments · Team Explorer, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks

You can easily query for changes on a team project or a specified version control folder underneath and display them in a list with the check-in comments.

By using Team System Web Access (TSWA):

Note: I’m showing this first because the dialog is very comfortable, e.g. you can filter by user or time range.

  1. In TSWA on the “Source” tab, right-click any folder (team project folder or sub-folder) and select “Find Changesets”.


  2. In the “Find Changesets” dialog, select the desired filter criteria and confirm with “Find” to generate a list of changesets with check-in comments.


By using Visual Studio Team Explorer:

  1. In Team Explorer under “Source Control”, right-click any folder and choose “View History” from the context menu.


  2. The “History” window is shown with a list of all changesets (again with check-in comments) of the folder and sub-folders, which – as far as I know – cannot be filtered further.


By using Team Foundation Sidekicks (a free tool by Attrice):

  1. Start Team Foundation Sidekicks and open the History Sidekick by clicking on the third toolbar button (the clock with an arrow on it).
  2. On the left side, select a folder by clicking on it.
  3. On the right side in the “History” tab you will see the changes with an option to filter them by user.



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