Set the Work Items experience in Visual Studio 2019

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Visual Studio 2019 supports switching between the default view of the Work Items page and the legacy view. The default view is designed to match the Work Items page available in the web portal. The legacy view supports the Work Items page available with the previous versions of Visual Studio.

Each view supports the following tasks:

Default experience Legacy experience
  • Add work items
  • Use the query editor to list and manage queries
  • Organize query folders and set query permissions
  • Open query in Excel
  • Open query in Project
  • Email query results list using Outlook
  • Create reports from query in Excel (TFS only)
  • Change your Work Items view

    1. From Visual Studio 2019 choose Tools>Options.

    2. In the Options dialog, enter work items in the search box.

    3. Choose your Landing page option from the menu.

      Open Tools>Options>Work Items

    To learn more about Options, see Options Dialog Box (Visual Studio).