Defining Work Item Workflow

You control the workflow of a work item by defining its initial state, valid states, the legal transitions between those states, and the users or groups who have permission to perform those transitions.

In This Section

  • States, Transitions, and Reasons
    Introduces the concepts of states, state transitions, and reasons for state transitions. You define states, transitions, and reasons in the <WORKFLOW> section of the work item type definition.
  • Transition Security
    Shows how to secure work item state transitions by defining legal transitions, and how to refine those transitions by using the for and not attributes.

Defining the Work Item Form

Defining Work Item Type Fields

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Defining the Work Item Form