How to: Choose an Alternate Mapping for a Solution

Add projects and solutions to source control through Solution Explorer. During the process of adding projects and solutions to Team Foundation source control, you can specify an alternative mapping.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must have the Check out permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To select alternative mapping for a solution

  1. Add a project or solution to source control following the procedure that is described in How to: Add a Project or Solution to Source Control.

  2. In the Add Solution to Source Control dialog box, the Solution and project files will be added to text box indicates the default mapping for the solution files. Click Advanced to specify an alternative mapping for the solution.

  3. In the Solution and Project Mappings dialog box, click the ellipse (…) to the right of the path listed in the Source Control Folder column, the Browse for Folder dialog box appears from which you can locate the Folder Path. As soon as you are satisfied with the mapping, click OK; you are returned to the Add Solution to Source Control dialog box that has the other mapping displayed.

  4. Click OK, the solution is added to the source control server.


    Solutions and projects can also be added from the command line or from the Visual Studio menu; however, adding projects and solutions in these ways does not bind them. This binding is responsible for providing source control functionality including various source control icons that indicate status in Solution Explorer. For more information, see How to: Bind and Unbind Projects and Solutions, Add Command, and How to: Add Non-Project or Non-Solution Files and Folders to Source Control.

See Also


Add Command

Other Resources

Adding Projects and Solutions to Source Control from Solution Explorer