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Entries Tagged as 'Team Foundation Version Control'

Customizing the folders and file extensions automatically excluded

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

When adding items to source control a list of excluded folders as well as file extensions is shown. You can customize those defaults in the registry. Matthew Mitrik has the details: If the add operation is successfully completed, the list will be saved to the registry. Order of finding masks to filter: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\[Version]\TeamFoundation\SourceControl\AddOptions\ExcludeMasks HKLM\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\[Version]\TeamFoundation\SourceControl\AddOptions\ExcludeMasks (Thanks […]

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How TFSDeleteProject Works

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, VSTS

There are some areas where data may remain behind after you use TFSDeleteProject. The TFS Warehouse is untouched. In order to remove the data from the warehouse, it must be rebuilt. (It is important to notice that, when the warehouse is rebuilt all the historic build data that has been trimmed from the system will […]

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How to revert changes checked into TFS Version Control

January 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS Tips and Tricks

Objective We did some changes to a file and now want to revert to an older version of that same file. In the concrete scenario we added a method called "Multiply" with changeset 8 and want to go back to the version of changeset 7. Step-By-Step guide using the UI Step 1: Get the version […]

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TFS Branching Guide 2.0

December 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, VSTS

Original announcement: Since the first release, we have received lots of feedback and change requests. Most feedback indicated a desire for a more practical approach to branching compared to the first release which is more theoretical. With that in mind, we decided to reduce the conceptual part and focus on branching practices with Team Foundation […]

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Q: How can I exclude a file from code churn?

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Version Control, TFS Reporting, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

A: You can change it’s encoding in version control to Binary. Background: The code churn value used by TFS report, like the Quality Indicators report, might not make any sense to you if files this value includes some specific files, like auto-generated files, that were not created/edited by humans. Disadvantages: Comparing binary files in the […]

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Version Control Tip: Excluding specific files from multiple checkout

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

Question: Can I define a file name, not only a file type (extension), if multiple checkout is allowed for the whole Team Foundation Server? Answer: Yes, that is possible, although the UI shows “file extensions” and displays it in a way that you might think that it’s not supported. As a result you can specify […]

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CVS / StarTeam to TFS migration tools (3rd party)

August 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Version Control, Third-Party Solutions

From their website: “Timely Migration currently provides modules that support migration from CVS and Borland StarTeam. Support for additional products will be added in the future.” Link to website: Timlely Migration

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FIX: TFS 2008: Delete lost when you merge from delete-branch to trunk

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008, TFS Administration

> KB article > Hotfix download

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Team Foundation Proxy – Your friend for distributed development teams

July 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008, TFS Installation and Configuration

Since you can only deploy one master TFS server and replication mechanisms are not supported you might consider using a TFS Proxy server, which caches the downloads from the Team Foudation Version Control. Functionality / What it does: Cache downloads from Version Control only. Control Messages and other artifacts like work items are still transferred […]

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Workspaces: Mapping files instead of folders

June 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control

Although the edit workspace dialog only lets you browse for server/local folders, you can manually type in a filename to map a single file. (Thanks to Chad Boles from Microsoft for this tip.)

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