Default Lock Type for Check-Out in Windwos Explorer Shell (TFS PowerTools) - by B. Bouzan

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  By Design<br /><br />
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ID 782066 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 3/25/2013 11:47:01 AM
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I was able to successfully set the default lock type to check-out, and even gray out the lock type, by doing the following:

- Work in a "Server Workspace
- Disable "Multiple check-out" for the Team Project
- Disable "Asynchronous checkout in server workspaces" for the Team Collection.

With these three settings I'm able to get the Check Out dialog that I want in Visual Studio 2012 (Lock type set to "Check Out" and dialog box grayed out to prevent changing of this option).

But for the exact same workspace, using the Windows Shell Extension of Power Tools the Check-out dialog is different (Lock type set to "Unchanged" as default and allowed to be changed).
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/3/2013 at 3:36 PM
This is by design. See the comment in the workarounds section.
Posted by Microsoft on 4/3/2013 at 12:47 AM
Hi B. Bouzan, thanks a lot for your response. Your issue has been routed to the appropriate VS development team for investigation. We will contact you if we require any additional information.
Posted by B. Bouzan on 4/1/2013 at 4:41 AM
Yes, this file is exactly right.

With the Power Tools installed, you first have to have a mapped folder for a Team Project. This can be done in the Source Control Explorer inside Visual Studio. With that just navigate to the mapped folder using Windows Explorer and right-click any file under source control. You will then be able to see the "Team Foudation Server" option, which opens in a submenu with several options. One of them is "Check Out for Edit..." which then opens the Check-Out dialog I mentioned.

Hope this helps!
Posted by Microsoft on 3/29/2013 at 2:01 AM
Hi B. Bouzan, thank you for submitting feedback on Visual Studio and .NET Framework. I have download the power tools from , is it right? But i don't know how to check out file from the tools, please help me. Thanks for your time.
Posted by Microsoft on 3/25/2013 at 11:51 AM
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