In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools.
Some features are available as a Powertool. These can be downloaded from here
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 1 Annotate
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 2 Work Item State Diagrams
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 3 Editing multiple work items at the same time (Bulk Edit)
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 4 Finding status in Source Control
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 5 Handling alerts and notifications
- Hidden Gems in TFS – Part 6 Managing workspaces in TFS with Workspace templates
- Hidden Gems in TFS–Part 7 Searching and Finding Work Items in Team Foundation Server
- Hidden Gems in TFS 2012–Part 8 Related Work Items in a Build Report
In this part……
Image compare in TFS Version Control
It is no secret that the TFS 2012 Web Access Client is becoming more powerful with every update. In TFS 2012.2 (formerly known as update 2) there is a feature added to the Source Control Hub that is not even available in Visual Studio. This feature is the Image compare.
When you check in pictures in to Source Control, it is sometime good to know what changed in between version. Since pictures are binary files this is always hard, forcing you to get an earlier version to be able to see the picture.
In TFS 2012.2 and on TFS Service you can now make use of the image compare. To use it, navigate to the [Code] Hub in Web Access
Then, find a picture and click on it.Then click on the [Compare] Tab and you see the differences
Hope this helps !