StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Visual Studio Integration Release Notes

Last updated: May 27, 2010

Thanks for choosing the StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Visual Studio Integration! It can be installed for use with Visual Studio 2008 and 2010.

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What's New Limitations
System Requirements/Prerequisites Getting Help
Known Issues Installation Instructions

What's New

The StarTeam Visual Studio integration includes the following new features:

MS Help Viewer 1.0 Support

Visual Studio 2010 incorporates a new help viewer, which associates with the MSDN Library. MS Help Viewer 1.0 replaces Help 2 from previous version of Visual Studio. With the new help system, you can view help in any installed Web Browser. Microsoft Document Explorer is no longer necessary.

Copy and Paste Items in Item Pane within the Same View or from Server to Server

You can copy all items, except Files and Folders, in the Items pane from one server to another. You can also make multiple copies of an item within a given view. When you want the same item in multiple views or projects on the same server, you must share instead of copy. Use the context menu for each Item Pane to copy and paste. When pasting the StarTeam Item, a new Item is created with the same values as the copied Item. You can only make a copy if the Source Item is on a StarTeam 2009 (or later) Server.

To copy an item:

  1. From the Visual Studio Integration toolbar select  StarTeam > View Client.
  2. Right-click the source item and select  Copy.
  3. To select a target item on a different server, go to the StarTeam Folders window.
  4. Click the Star button and log on to the other server.
  5. Right-click in the Item Pane and select Paste.

External Linking

A new external linking feature provides the ability to link items on different StarTeam Servers. The process for creating external links is similar to the process for creating links between items on the same Server. However, an external link has a decoration that clearly shows it is an external link rather than a regular link, and there is a new check box on the Link tab that enables you to show or hide external links in the display.

To create external links:

  1. From the Visual Studio Integration toolbar select  StarTeam > View Client.
  2. Right-click the source item and select Links > Create Link.
  3. To select a target item on a different server, go to the StarTeam Folders window.
  4. Click the Star button and log on to the other server.
  5. Right-click the item to be linked and select Links > Complete Link.

EOL Improvements

If your StarTeam Server is 2009 or later, EOL improvements result in better support for fixed EOL conversion files. For example, EOL conversion now works correctly for unicode files which previously could be corrupted on check-in. Files can be checked out in LF format on every platform, regardless of specific options. Also, Update Status works for all text files once EOL Format is defined, regardless of what EOL format was used when they were checked-out.

For compatibility with older Clients, if check-out "EOL conversion" is not requested, and EOL Format is Undefined, files are still checked out with the EOL conversion with which they were added to the Server.

StarTeam 2009 provides the following new EOL handling:

Note: The default for automatic EOL conversion for check-out operations has been changed to “checked” if the user does not have that option defined already. Users that upgrade to 2009 should check that option to be sure they have it set correctly given the new EOL Format changes.

"Me" Queries

If your StarTeam Server is 2009 (or later), you can create "Me" queries, queries that are evaluated against the currently logged in user ("Me"), rather than having to specify a specific username at the time of query creation.

Alternate Folder Icon

If your StarTeam Server is 2009 (or later), folder icons in the Folder Tree have a new decorator to signify that a folder is using an alternate path for the working folder rather than the default working path.

System Requirements/Prerequisites

The StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Visual Studio Integration should run on any platform on which Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 is supported.

This integration was tested with the following platforms, Visual Studio releases, and StarTeam Server releases.:

Supported
Platform Windows 7, Windows Vista Business SP1, and Windows XP SP3 (32-bit versions)
Visual Studio Releases Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, and 2010 Professional and Standard editions
StarTeam Servers StarTeam Server 2008 Release 2, 2009, and 2009 Release 2

Note: The StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Visual Studio Integration was compiled with the StarTeam 11.0 SDK.

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Known Issues

The following are known issues in StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Visual Studio Integration.

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Limitations

The following are limitations in StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Visual Studio Integration.

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Getting Help

Borland/Micro Focus Technical Support

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Installation Instructions

Important: If you plan to install the StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Visual Studio Integration as a replacement for a previous release of this integration, you must first uninstall the pre-existing integration. This release is not an upgrade installation. It is a replacement installation.

  1. Close all running applications after saving all modified files.
  2. Launch the executable (.exe) file.
  3. Follow the installation instructions provided by the install wizard.

Installing StarTeam Visual Studio Integration 2009 Release 2 help in Visual Studio 2010

Prior to installing the integration executable:

  1. Open Visual Studio 2010
  2. Chose Manage Help Settings from the Help menu. The Help Library Manager opens.
  3. Set the default library location.
  4. Choose Manage Help Settings from the Help menu. The Help Library Manager opens.
  5. Click Choose online or local help.
  6. Click I want to use local help.

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Installing StarTeam Visual Studio Integration 2009 Release 2 help in Visual Studio 2008

StarTeam Visual Studio Integration help attaches to Visual Studio 2008 help files. You must at least install the minimal installation of Visual Studio help files locally in order to access the StarTeam Visual Studio Integration help files.

Prior to installing the integration executable:

  1. Install Visual Studio 2008.
  2. Install MSDN Library from the Visual Studio 2008 installation media.

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