TFS Windows Shell Extensions

So, here is the short review of TFS Windows Shell Extensions in Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools.

Me and a couple of colleagues installed it… and it is actually quite nice. Now that I have it installed I dont think I want to work without it Ler You get all the basic TFS source control related actions in the explorer window, no more, no less. The name is still a few letters too long for my liking Ler med tungan ute

One of my colleagues ran into some trouble with TFS Windows Shell Extensions though. The icon overlays in explorer did not show up properly. Turns out there was a “simple” explanation…

Windows Shell has a hard limit of 15 registered Icon Overlays and reserves 4 for its own use. If you do not see your TFS controlled files and folders displayed with these overlays but the context menus are displaying correctly you may have run into this limit. The only workaround is to uninstall one of the applications that is using the available slots or disabling its shell integration.

No big deal, as long as you know which application to uninstall…

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