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Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Cookbook by Tarun Arora

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Reparenting a branch in TFVC

Team Foundation Version Control provides you with an option to prune a branch from somewhere in a given hierarchy and graft it on elsewhere in the same hierarchy. Consider using this approach if the branch structure you put in place is incorrectly set up or has stopped working as you have scaled up. In this recipe, you'll learn how to reparent a branch in TFVC.

Note

The movement of the reparented branch is logical not physical and can be done without stopping developers from working. However, it's a good idea to get developers to shelve changes. You should also endeavor to make the new parent as close in content to the old parent to avoid merge conflicts.

Getting ready

In order to reparent a branch, your user account needs ...

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