Getting a list of TFS files that are different since some date

Have you ever come across a need to find out which TFS version control files that are different since some date or some changeset? In VS2008 + VSTF 2008 (Orcas), there is an easy way using Folder Difference. Let take a look at the following command. tf folderdiff $/TP/myfolder;C1234 $/TP/myfolder /r /view:different /noprompt   This command…

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How to set MyControl.X and MyControl.Y in a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Canvas?

WPF elements (like Button and Rectangle) do not have the X and Y properties as in the WinForms controls. Using procedural code, to place a WPF element  at a specific XY on a free-form work area like a Canvas, you can use Canvas.SetLeft() and Canvas.SetTop(). Using XAML, you can use the attribute Canvas.Left and Canvas.Top. Also try using…

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Default work item query for the Pending Changes window

  There has been a couple of requests about the logic for determining the default work item query in the Pending Changes window in Visual Studio. Here is how it works.   In the Pending Changes window, the work item query uses an MRU list. In general, once a query is run in the work item…

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Resuming Conflict Resolution in Team Foundation Version Control

I have gotten some feedback about the perception that the get/checkin/merge conflict resolution workflow for Team Foundation Version Control is a “one-shot” action in Visual Studio and cannot be abandoned and later resumed. Though it is true that the action to resume conflict resolution is somewhat hidden, it is available in two ways: From Visual Studio and…

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Visual Studio Orcas March 2007 CTP – Folder Difference – Part 4

  Visual Studio Orcas March 2007 CTP – Folder Difference – Part 4   In this installment, we’ll wrap up the Orcas’ Folder Difference preview witht the results view in Visual Studio.   Results View   The Folder Difference results view has been significantly changed since the Power Tool release. The view now integrates a…

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Visual Studio Orcas March 2007 CTP – Folder Difference – Part 3

  In this installment, we’ll talk about Folder Difference integration in Visual Studio starting with the new Compare dialog.   New Compare Dialog     When invoked from the Source Control Explorer (SCE), the source and target folders are pre-filled. The source path is the selected path in SCE. The target path is the mapped…

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Visual Studio Orcas March 2007 CTP – Folder Difference – Part 2

  Let us start with the Folder Difference invocation. Both Power Toy TreeDiff and Orcas Folder Difference support command line invocation as well as from the Source Control Explorer in Visual Studio.   Starting from the Command Line   In the Orcas CTP, Folder Difference is integrated into tf.exe with command folderdiff or treediff (as…

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Visual Studio Orcas March 2007 CTP – Folder Difference – Part 1

Through out April 2007, I’ll be posting details about the new feature Folder Difference currently in the Visual Studio Orcas March 2007 CTP release (download). In addition to the name change from TreeDiff to Folder Difference :), I’ll stay focused on the differences between this Orcas Folder Diffference and the older Visual Studio 2005 PowerTools TreeDiff. In this post, however, we’ll…

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Preparing for Vista Backup and Restore – Part 2 of 2

Happy New Year!  Last time we finished with using CompletePC to backup the OS partitions/drives as well as work files and left with the question: how do I restore just my data/work drive, just a folder, or even just a file? Today’s blog discusses a solution that (I think) is quite satisfactory. Please read on… Restoring the…

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