Month: September 2012

Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Power Tools

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Microsoft and the Visual Studio ALM team released last week the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 Power Tools. It’s time for you to install them if you’re running Visual Studio 2012 with TFS 2012.

One of my favorite and useful command that the power tools allows us to do is the Undo Unchanged. When you checkout a file but not make any changes, by default, Visual Studio will commit the file, but you can remove automatically all these unchanged checkout files with one action.

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In order to be able to use this command, in Visual Studio 2012, go to Tools | External Tools… Then create the command like below:

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Title: TFS Undo Unchanged
Command: C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 Power ToolsTFPT.EXE
Arguments: uu /recursive /noget
Initial directory: $(SolutionDir)
Check Use Output window.

Download link: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/b1ef7eb2-e084-4cb8-9bc7-06c3bad9148f