Monthly Archives: August 2013

Visual Studio 2012: Project is missing TFS status icon

Recently I had an annoying issue: C# project checked-in into TFS was added to Visual Studio 2012 solution and was lacking TFS status icon in Solution Explorer:

Missing TFS Status

Missing TFS Status

Turns out the fix to this issue is very simple:

  1. In VS2012 Menu go to File > Source Control > Advanced > Change Source Control
  2. In Change Source Control window select project that was missing TFS Status icon, it has Not Controlled status

    Change Source Control

    Change Source Control

  3. Click Bind
  4. Save your solution and check it in into TFS.
  5. Done!