Latest Folder Management extension closes our oldest extension debt


When Wouter de Kort resolved the impediment #11455 in the Folder Management extension, he also closed the first and thus oldest extension related impediment.

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It took a while (6 months) to develop a fix, as we were waiting for the feature .../api/tfvc/changesets#CreateachangesetAddafolder to light up in the TFVC REST API.

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Once the feature was available on TFVC, the code change in Folder Management looks trivial when you compare the revisions.

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Find the complete code here.

So what’s the impact?

When you use the extension (version 1.1.10 or higher) to create a new folder in:

  • Git, a placeholder file will be created as part of the folder. Git does not like empty folders.
  • TFVC, we no longer create a placeholder file. Only the folder is created.

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