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How to use Team Explorer with Codeplex


I decided to write this post because many including myself found it a bit confusing to connect Team Explorer to Codeplex. I am using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition.

Create Codeplex User

  1. Click on the Register link
  2. Fill the required fields and hit the Register button

Participating in a Project

To participate in a project on Codeplex, you need to contact the project coordinator. Follow the following steps to find out who the project coordinator is:

  1. Go the project page
  2. Click on the people tab
  3. Click on the coordinator’s link

Connect to Codeplex Project via Team Explorer

Team Explorer is included with Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium and Ultimate. Follow the following steps to connect to codeplex using Team Explorer:

  1. Go to the project page on Codeplex. Make sure you are logged in
  2. Click Source Control tab
  3. Click Visual Studio Team Explorer and keep that page open
  4. Open Visual Studio
  5. Click the Team menu. If you can see it, click View –> Team Explorer and click the connect to Team Project button
  6. On the Connect to Team Project dialog
    1. Click Servers button
    2. Click Add button on the Add/Remove Team Foundation Server dialog
    3. Fill the information in the Add Team Foundation Server dialog from Codeplex page in step 4
  7. Enter the Username as you see it in the codeplex page, my username was prefixed with snd\ and suffixed with _cp. I am not sure if all usernames are prefixed and suffixed with the same characters
  8. Click Ok and close the Add/remove TFS dialog
  9. Click the connect button on the Connect to Team Project dialog
  10. Double click the Source Control node
  11. I am mapping the root of the tree to the Codeplex folder on my C directory. You can map yours to what ever directory
  12. Click the Map button
  13. Get latest and you should be good to go 🙂