How to: Attach Files to Work Items

You can attach any kind of file to a work item. You might want to attach a screen capture that illustrates a problem, a line of code in a text file, or a product feature's specification.

Alternatively, adding a hyperlink might be more appropriate. For example, many specification and presentation files are now accessed from group Web sites. For more information, see How to: Add Hyperlinks to Work Items.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Contributors group or have the View work items in this node, and Edit work items in this node permissions set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To attach files to work items

  1. Add a new work item or open an existing one.

    For more information, see How to: Create Work Items or How to: Modify Work Items.

  2. On the File Attachments tab, click Add.

  3. In the Add Attachment dialog box, under Attachment, type the path and file name of the file to be attached, or browse to it.

  4. Under Comment, enter any comment that is important about this particular attachment.

  5. Click OK to save the attachment to the Team Foundation Server.

  6. Click Save to save the work item.

See Also


How to: Add Hyperlinks to Work Items

How to: Save Files Attached to Work Items

How to: Delete Files Attached to Work Items