Code Reviews with Visual Studio

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

Code reviews are one of the most important development practices to improves quality, reduces bugs, and knowledge sharing.   Here is how to perform Code Reviews with Visual Studio.

In order to use code reviews with Visual Studio, you must be using TFVS (Team Foundation Version Control) within Visual Studio Online or Team Foundation

Request Code Review

Before you commit your changes, in the team explorer go to the My Work section.  Create your code review request by specifying the reviewer (who you want to perform the code review), title, area path, and description.

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

After submitting the code review request, you can suspend your current work while you wait for feedback from the code reviewer.  This allows you to begin work on another product backlog item.

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

Perform Code Review

Once a code review request has been sent to you, you can see it from the My Work section.

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

Opening the code review will show you the files modified so you can review with the standard diff view.  You can add comments to each file change to let the author know of any suggested changes.

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

Resume Work and Review Feedback

Once your code has been reviewed, you can resume your suspended work and view the feedback from the code reviewer.

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

Get Notified!

Once you start using the above workflow, you may want to get notified via email when someone sends you a code review request.  To do so from Visual Studio, in the Team Explorer access the Settings section.

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

This will open up Visual Studio online in your browser where you can manage your basic alerts.

Code Reviews with Visual Studio

 

 

 

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