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Using TFS Integration

This feature is supported in the Ultimate edition only.

With the TFS integration enabled, you can perform basic TFS operations from inside IntelliJ IDEA.

IntelliJ IDEA supports TFS up to TFS 2015.

The information provided in this section assumes that you are familiar with the basics of the TFS version control system.

Before you start

  • The TFS integration does not require a standalone TFS client. All you need is an account in your Team Foundation Server.
  • Make sure that the TFS Integration plugin is enabled.

    This plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and enabled by default. If not, enable the plugin.

  • Make sure that TFS integration is enabled for the entire project root or a specific directory. For more details, see Enabling Version Control.

TFS support

  • When TFS integration with IntelliJ IDEA is enabled, the TFS item appears on the VCS 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.
  • Modifications results are shown in the Version Control tool window.
  • When using TFS integration, it is helpful to open the Version Control tool window. The Console tab displays the following data:
    • All 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.
  • TFS integration with IntelliJ IDEA allows you to resolve/associate work items with the new changeset when committing your changes. To achieve this, you can access saved queries and browse work item trees.

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Last modified: 18 July 2017