WIT Customization Doubt RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    We are in the process of Customizing the Workitem Template and I have a couple of Questions/doubts to put forth

    1. Lets say we have a Field (Assigned to) with a list of all the users as a dropdown and if a newbie has to be added to that list. Can we populate/add  the Resource to that Field as free flowing Text instead of adding user to the Dropdown and importing the Customized WIT  back on to the Server everytime when a new Resouce comes in..

    Precisely speaking Can we have a Field Type  that behaves both as a dropdown and Free flowing text field

    2. As we know if a WIT is Initiated by an user, it gets assigned to him/her  and gets saved under Initiator field. If the User is no longer available and his Network ID is decommissioned  and if we want the WIT to be reassigned to another user/Resource, Is it possible?

    Please reply me with your valuable suggestions.




    Monday, July 30, 2012 3:32 PM


  • 1) Typically you bind the AssignedTo list to a group of users, like contributors. By doing so, a new user gets automatically added to the list, once you assign him permissions to your team project.  

    2) Yes its possible to reasign WI, HOwever, tfs keep history of your changes, so you can still go back and find the original user reference
    Monday, July 30, 2012 6:07 PM