We made several usability improvements in Orcas that are small features to make things simpler. I will cover these in two parts.
You can now drag-and-drop files from your file system to add attachments to work items. This makes adding multiple attachments much easier. Here’s a short clip on how this works:
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Field name in tooltip
The tooltip that shows up when you hover on field labels has been updated to include the field name.
This is handy trying to find the field when creating a query if the label text is not the same as the name of the field:
You can now drag-and-drop columns in your query results both in the query view and the results view without having to use the column options dialog to re-order columns. Here’s a clip:
Most recently used fields
If you only use a couple of fields regularly when querying for work items, the most recently used (MRU) list of fields makes it easier finding these by showing these fields at the top of the list. Here’s a clip that shows an existing MRU list and bubbling up the ‘Changed By’ field once it is used:
In a follow-up post I will cover a few other usability improvements we made in Orcas.