View Version Control File and Folder Properties

Team Foundation version control properties include general file and folder information, pending check-in status, security information, and branching history.


Team Foundation version control properties are not viewed in Visual Studio's Properties Window. They are viewed in their own Properties dialog box, as described in the following procedure.

Required Permissions

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

To view version control item properties

  1. To open Source Control Explorer, choose View, Other Windows, Source Control Explorer.

  2. Browse to the folder or file, open its shortcut menu, and choose Properties.

  3. In the Properties dialog box, you can view properties contained in the following tabs:

    • General Contains the Name of the file or folder, and the Encoding used for the file (for example, utf-8). For more information about how to configure the encoding, see Configure Version Control File Encoding.

    • Status Displays any pending changes associated with the item.

    • Branches If applicable, lists the branches that the file was branched from.

  4. Click OK.