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.
- How to: Change the Workflow of a Work Item Type
Describes how to change the workflow of a work item type by modifying the work item type XML file.
- 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.
- Scoping Field Rules by State, Transition, or Reason
Describes how to scope a field rule to a work item type, to a state, to a transition, or to a reason.
- Automating State Transitions
Describes how to transition work items from state to state based on external events.