Sarah Cameron

Is it possible to create a field group that can be minimized and expanded within a workitem tab

For example, we are customizing a work item that will have several tabs with each tab containing several sections with a large amount of fields. To avoid having to constantly scroll within a tab is there a way to be able to minimize each section of fields.

I have a feeling this is not supported but thought it was worth checking. If it is not supported out of the box, has anyone done this using a custom control

Thanks in advance!

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Sarah Cameron - Incycle Software



Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Minimizing/Expanding group of fields within a tab

Aliaksei Baturytski - MSFT

This is not supported with the controls we have; I am not aware of custom controls providing that functionality.

Alex





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Minimizing/Expanding group of fields within a tab

Sarah Cameron

Thanks for the response.

Sarah





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Minimizing/Expanding group of fields within a tab

Gregg Boer MSFT

This is an intriguing request. Can you let us know why you are asking for it. I'm very interested. Thanks.






Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Minimizing/Expanding group of fields within a tab

Sarah Cameron

We are in the process of customizing a work item for one of our customers. The work item is being modeled after a request form in an existing change management system in use at the customer site. This work item contains a large number of fields (>100) to fulfill SOX requirements.

We would like to mimic the previous system's form. The way it is implemented in the orignating system is that within a tab there are sections. Each section is minimizable which hides all fields within the section displaying only the section header. This way when you switch to a tab all section headers are visible without having to scroll down through the hundred plus fields to find the group you are interested in. Typically different user types (Tester, Developer, PM) are interested in different sections so they will only expand the section they are interested in. The behaviour is similiar to an html form.

Hope this is what you are looking for. Please let me know if further clarification is required.

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Sarah Cameron - Incycle Software





Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Minimizing/Expanding group of fields within a tab

Gregg Boer MSFT

If you were able to have tabs/groups/fields hide/show automatically based on people's roles, etc... would that meet your needs Are do you need the experience of people expanding/collapsing the groups of fields.




Re: Team Foundation Server - Work Item Tracking Minimizing/Expanding group of fields within a tab

Sarah Cameron

For this specific requirement it is the later we need: expanding and collapsing groups of fields.