Initial "Get" from TFS

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Initial "Get" from TFS

Postby bneuha on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:06 am

Hello, All,

When a user needs to work, for the first time, a Flare project that's under source control, the user must perform a Get Latest operation via a separate tool like Visual Studio, because Flare itself doesn't browse the repository. This initial Get creates a new Working Folder under the Workspace in Visual Studio.

At this point, there are now local copies on the user's machine, which can be opened in Flare, checked out, edited, etc.

However, at any subsequent time, if the user runs a Get Latest from inside Flare it creates another, competing Working Folder, which wreaks havoc on source control. For example, in Visual Studio it'll incorrectly change the file state to Not Downloaded. You also lose visibility into who has files checked out, and so on.

Our current workaround is to tell users to NEVER do a Get Latest from within Flare, which is hard to avoid since it prompts for just that (with a default of Yes) all the time. Instead we have them jump over to a separate app just to run Get Latest. Check ins, check outs, and other source control commands from inside Flare work fine.

Anybody else have this problem, or am I just missing some vital step in the workflow? How do you guys get your files out of TFS the first time and avoid this Catch-22?

FWIW, this behavior occurred with Flare 7 and TFS 2010.

Thanks in advance,
Brian
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Re: Initial "Get" from TFS

Postby Ken Billing on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:24 am

I think what you're looking for is to start with File>Import Project>From Source Control instead.
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Re: Initial "Get" from TFS

Postby bneuha on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:43 am

Just what I was looking for. Many thanks!
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