Learn how to collaborate from RoboHelp using Team Foundation Server.

Prerequisites for connecting to Team Foundation Server

Before creating a Team Foundation Server connection profile, do the following:

  1. Create a team project to establish a repository for source content, where teams can plan, track progress, and collaborate.
  2. Set up Team Foundation Version Control on a machine.

Create a Team Foundation Server connection profile

  1. In RoboHelp, choose Collaborate > New Connection.

  2. In the Connection Profiles dialog box, specify a name for your connection profile.

  3. From the Version Control drop-down list, select Team Foundation Server.

  4. In the Team Project Collection URL field, specify the team project collection URL in the following format:

    http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection

  5. In the Team Project field, specify the name of the Team Foundation Server project. 

    Note:

    The team project name must be the same as the new team project created/existing team project in Team Foundation Server. 

  6. In the Workspace field, specify a workspace name.

    Workspace is your local copy of the project, where you can create content locally and then check in your work. For information about workspace, see this page

  7. In the Local Path field, specify the project path.

    The project path must be different for each of the following scenarios:

    • Adding a project to Team Foundation Server: Provide the path of the project you want to add to Team Foundation Server for version control.
    • Opening a connection: Provide the path to an empty local folder in which the Team Foundation Server project is to be downloaded locally.
  8. Click Save.

Download a project from Team Foundation Server

  1. In RoboHelp, choose Collaborate > Open Connection and select a desired profile.

    The project is downloaded in the local path specified in the Connection Profiles dialog box (accessed through Collaborate > New Connection).

  2. In the Open dialog box, select a desired RoboHelp project file (.rhpj) and click Open.

    You can now edit your files and save the changes. 

  3. Choose Collaborate > Check In.

  4. In the Check-in dialog box, from the list of modified/newly added files, select the files you want to check in. 

  5. You can also specify a check-in description. Click Check-in.

    Your project is added to Team Foundation Server.

Add a project to Team Foundation Server

  1. In RoboHelp, open the project that you want to add to Team Foundation Server.

    The project must be in the same path that was specified in the Connection Profiles dialog box (accessed through Collaborate > New Connection).

  2. In the menu bar, select Collaborate > Add Project and select a desired profile.

    The project from the local path is added to the team project specified in the Connection Profiles dialog box.

  3. In the Check-in dialog box, from the list of modified/newly added files, select the files you want to check in. 

  4. You can also specify a check-in description. Click Check-in.

    Your project is added to Team Foundation Server.

    Note:

    In the Collaborate menu, you can find the following options:

    • Get latest revision Provides the latest revision of files from Team Foundation Server.
    • Refresh status View the check in or check out status of files.

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