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Mohamed Radwan is a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Senior ALM Consultant focusing on providing solutions for the various roles involved in software development and delivery to enable them build better software using Agile Methodologies and Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Tools & Technologies. Mohamed excels in software practices and automation with 12+ years of professional experience spanning the different stages and phases of the Software Development Lifecycle. Mohamed is also an MSc in Agile Methodologies, a frequent speaker at many local and regional technology events, the author of DevMagicFake Mocking Framework, an author of many technical articles & guides, the founder of the TFSEG and co-founder of MEAALM Community. Mohamed also holds number of Microsoft certificates including MCT, MCPD, MCITP in EPM, MCTS (7), MCSD, MCAD and CIW, Mohamed is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 12 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

TF.exe Fast Overview

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In this post, I will give a fast overview about tf.exe command line, I will show how to use different options, like checkin, workspces, view, diff, status and wrokfold.

The most important considration that we have take is to navigate to the mapping folder inside the working machine so we can use differnet options otherwise we will see the following: error

Unable to determine the workspace. You may be able to correct this by running
‘tf workspaces /collection:TeamProjectCollectionUrl’.

Open the Visual Studio Command Prompt as Administrator, type tf msdn, this will display the helpOpen-VS-Command-LineTF-msdn

Type tf help checkin, to display the help of the checkin optionDisplay-help-about-option

We will go to the project settings and add 2 notes, Reviewer and Time, after that we will get back to the command line and type tf checkin /comment:”Hello this my comment” /notes:”Reviewer=M.Radwan;Time=5:00″ TF-Checkin-with-comment-notes

This will display the checkin dialog-box with the typed comments and notes. TF-CommentTF-Notes

Now we will output the different between 2 changeset in a file, type tf diff FabrikamFiber.CallCenter\fabrikamfiber.web\controllers\ /version: c7~c26 >c:\Radwan.txt TF-output-diff-in-file

Open the file using Notepad2 and select the Diff Files schema (Into ALM with TFS)TF-Open-diff-with-notepad2TF-diff

To view a file a specific version type tf view FabrikamFiber.CallCenter\fabrikamfiber.web\controllers\CustomerControllers.cs /version:c26 TF-view

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