With the TFS integration enabled, you can perform basic TFS operations from inside IntelliJ IDEA.
IntelliJ IDEA supports TFS up to version TFS 11 (also known as TFS 2012).
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- The TFS integration does not require a standalone TFS client. All you need is an account in your Team Foundation Server.
The TFS Integration plugin is enabled.
This plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and enabled by default. If not, enable the plugin. Once enabled, the plugin is available at the IDE level, that is, you can use it in all your IntelliJ IDEA projects.
- The TFS integration is enabled for the entire project root or a specific directory. For more details, see Enabling Version Control.
- When the TFS integration with IntelliJ IDEA is enabled, the item appears on the menu, and on the context menus of the Editor and Project views.
- The files in the folders under the TFS control are highlighted according to their status. See File Status Highlights for file status highlighting conventions.
- Results of modifications show in the Changes tool window.
- When using the TFS integration, it is helpful to open the Version Control tool window.
Its Console tab displays the following data:
- All the commands generated based on the settings you specify through the IntelliJ IDEA user interface.
- Information messages concerning the results of executing generated TFS commands.
- Error messages.
The information provided in the topics listed below assumes that you are familiar with the basics of TFS version control system.
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