How do I series: Set up Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) on your development machine

To set up Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) on your dev machine, you just need to create a workspace and then add your code.

Before you start you have to create a team project as the following:

  1. Connect to the server and team project collection where you want to create your team project.

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You can access Team Explorer for free by installing Visual Studio Community or any other Visual Studio version.

You must connect from a client that is at the same version level as TFS. That is, you must connect to TFS 2015 from a version of Visual Studio 2015.

2. Name the team project. Don’t specify more than 64 characters.

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And, note that after you’ve created a team project, you can’t change its name.

3. Choose a process template from the packed with TFS of your choice such as Agile, Scrum and CMMI. (as I’m a Scrum guy, I will choose Scrum🙂 )

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4. Choose your source control system, either Git distributed repositories or TFVC, one centralized repo.

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5. The team project collection is configured to support a SharePoint project portal, So you have the option to create a SharePoint portal for your team project documents, collaboration and reporting.

6. Now you are done, click finish to complete the wizard.

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7. When you’re finished, you can see your team project in Team Explorer.

Now lets create a workspace and get the code🙂

From Visual Studio, go to the Team Explorer Connect page (Keyboard: Ctrl + 0, C) and then connect to the team project.

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(If the team project you want to open is not listed, choose Select Team Projects and then connect to the team project.)

Map the team project to a folder on your dev machine.

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Map the workspace and get your code.

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After creating the workspace  lets add the code to the version control ..Yummy🙂

Create a new solution under version control

If you’ve got an idea for a new app, you can use version control from the start. Create a new code project (Keyboard: Ctrl + Shift + N), and add it to TFVC version control:

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When the Choose Source Control dialog box appears, choose Team Foundation Version Control.

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When you are ready, check in your changes (Keyboard: Ctrl + 0, P).

In my next post, I will write about connecting the team to Team Foundation Server 2015 cross different platforms.

Cheers🙂