Linking Commits to Issues

Just a quick post to let you know that we recently added support for linking issues to commits in CodePlex using the same #1234 syntax being used in TFS 2013.

Screenshot of SvnBridge project showing a work item link using the #1234 syntax

Basically, if you insert a ‘#’ symbol followed by an integer in your commit statement, changeset comment or pull request comments then this will render as a link to the work item when displayed in the browser. We’ll be expanding on the work item grammar so I’m interested in what you think – I notice that the NuGet team quite often mention “Work Item: 1234” or “Issue 1234” when talking to work items so looks like we should probably expand the detection to use that pattern. If there are other ways that you find yourselves working already then let me know in the comments.