Find and view changesets
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When you check in your changes, they are stored on the server as a changeset. Changesets contain the history of each item in version control.
You can view a changeset to see what the exact file changes were, discover the owner's comments, find linked work items, and see if any policy warnings were triggered.
You must be one of the Contributors for your project. See Team Foundation Server default groups, permissions, and roles.
Find a changeset by ID
In Source Control Explorer, press Ctrl + G.
The Go to Changeset dialog box appears.
Type the number of the changeset and choose OK.
If you don't know the number, choose Find. See Find a changeset.
List changesets that update a specific file or folder
In Solution Explorer or Source Control Explorer, browse to the folder or file, open its shortcut menu, and choose View History.
In the History window, select the row that contains the changeset for which you want to view details, open its shortcut menu, and then choose Changeset Details.
The Changeset Details page appears in Team Explorer.
Search for changesets
In Source Control Explorer, on the menu bar, choose File, Source Control, Find, Find Changesets.
The Find Changesets dialog box appears.
(Optional) Next to the Containing File **box, choose **Browse.
(Optional) In the By User box, type the alias or the name of the project team member who is associated with the changeset.
(Optional) In the Range section, choose one of the following options:
All changes Retrieves all changesets that were applied to that file or folder.
Changeset number Retrieves changesets from a range of numbers. In the from and to boxes, type the range.
Created date Retrieves changesets from a range of dates. In the between and and boxes, use the calendars to specify start and end dates.
Changesets that match your criteria appear in the Results list.
Right-click the changeset for which you want information, and select Changeset Details...
The Details for Changeset dialog box appears.
In the Details for Changeset dialog box, view the change types that were added and any comments, work items, check-in notes, and policy warnings that are associated with the changeset.
Close the Details for Changeset dialog box.
Work with changesets
The Changeset Details view in Team Explorer has links to perform the following tasks:
Rollback to remove the effects of the changeset. See Roll back changesets.
Track to determine which branches have and have not received a set of changes. See View where and when changesets have been merged.
Actions, Request Review to request a code review.
Actions, Open in Browser to view the changeset in your browser (for example, if you want to copy the URL into an email to discuss the change with your team).
Work from the command prompt
To find a changeset from the command prompt:
To view or modify changesets and to learn about other options, see Changeset Command.
You can download the version of a file in a changeset. See Download (get) files from the Server.
You can add a link between a changeset and one or more work items. See Manage dependencies, link work items to support traceability.