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Last-Check in (Column on TFS Branch) - not updated? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have checked in changes to a branch in TFS.

    We can see the change-sets etc.

    Yet, at branch level it looks like there were no check in's as the Last-Check in date is the date we created branch.

    Anyone know why this does not update?

    Thanks.


    CG

    Friday, August 12, 2016 9:53 AM

Answers

  • Hi CG,

    Thank you for posting here.

    In Source Control Explorer, the Last Check-in column is of the Branch level shows the date that the branch was created/added, not the last date that any contents of that branch where checked in. That means, at the branch level, for this folder, it last check-in data was its created date. Even though items under the branch changes a lot, for the folder itself, it doesn't changed.


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    Monday, August 15, 2016 9:22 AM
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  • Hi CG,

    Thank you for posting here.

    In Source Control Explorer, the Last Check-in column is of the Branch level shows the date that the branch was created/added, not the last date that any contents of that branch where checked in. That means, at the branch level, for this folder, it last check-in data was its created date. Even though items under the branch changes a lot, for the folder itself, it doesn't changed.


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    Monday, August 15, 2016 9:22 AM
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  • I really wish MS would change this - I think it is extremely misleading/unexpected/counter intuitive and causes confusion and is one of the many things that creates a poor user experience with TFS.

    A lot of people are confused by this (a search of the web will verify that). If web pages like this need to exist - you know you have a user experience issue: http://www.woodwardweb.com/teamprise/000436.html

    Why not have Last Check-in reflect what everyone expects it to and if needed add a field named Created/Modified to show when that branch/folder was last created/modified - or something along those lines.

    The same is true when viewing the files associated with a label. If you have a changeset labeled (say #753) and you view the files associated with that label you are presented with the top level folders/files and the changeset numbers of their initial creation/modification (maybe 61, 150, etc) - making it look like you tagged the wrong changeset and also requiring you to go on a fishing expedition to drill down and find the files that were changed in that changeset.This is another very common point of confusion because it is very counter intuitive/misleading.


    • Edited by UpYourGame Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM
    Friday, May 19, 2017 7:45 PM