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Robohelp 9 and TFS 2012 issue - TFS linking is not working

May 23, 2013 1:36 AM



I'm using Adobe Robohelp 9 with Team Foundation Server 2012 on Windows 7 -  64 bit. I've also installed Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 MSSCCI Provider. I've also mapped the project folders on my machine.


But when I try to open any project, it is giving the following error message:



And if I click on Yes, it shows:


If I say No for this second message, it opens the project without TFS connection. I can't check-out any file. I can just modify it and it will be saved locally.

When I'm outside of Robohelp project, means in the project folder, I can see all the project files are mapped and they have TFS check-in/check-out/Get latest.... all these options as shown below:



But when I open the project, I can't see the TFS option under file menu.


Please suggest if there is any solution...




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    May 23, 2013 12:41 PM   in reply to DBenke



    Just to be safe: Did you also install the VS 2012 Shell (Isolated) and the TFS plugin? As far as I know, you need the shell and the TFS provides apart from the MSSCCI provider. ( .html)


    The interesting thing is not that the connection is lost, but that if you want to browse it, you don't see a browse page. Normally, RH would just show you a popup where you can select the project.


    Now for some magic: **Note: I will describe how to manually change your source control link. Make sure that you have a backup apart from TFS, just in case.

    • Check out the .XPJ file.
    • Remove the .CPD file.
    • Open the .XPJ file with a text editor, such as Notepad.
    • Search for the text <name>vc::cookie</name>



          <value>$/BV - MVV/Main/Key2Vergunningen/Tools/Documentatie/mvv-gebruikers</value>



    • Now get the path from the VS project ($/BV - MVV) and the full path to the folder in source control where the project is stored.
    • Set the complete path between the <value></value> tags.
    • Save the .XPJ file.
    • Open the project with RoboHelp.


    You connection should now be restored. Note that if you make even a small mistake in the TFS project path, RoboHelp will not be able to find the project.





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    Jun 3, 2013 11:45 AM   in reply to DBenke

    That suggests that your project is not under version control from RH’s point of view.




    Try the following:


    1.       Click File > Source Control > Add


    2.       Select TFS from the list.


    3.       Follow the steps in the wizard to add the project to a new location in TFS.




    If this doesn’t work, it’s time for the big guns. Let me know whether the above works.









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