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. (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/robohelp/articles/robohelp-tfs-integration.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.
I've tried your suggestion but still the problem is not resolved.
I have to check-out and check-in the files outside the Robohelp project (without opening the project) and do the changes in Robohelp. There is no Source control option under File menu and right-click menu on any file.
It is not a good option to everytime check-out and check-in the files outside the project and do the changes inside. Also, it is not suitable in case of adding new windows, layouts for different outputs. I tried to do that but I could not. When I tried to check-in the Window/layout related changes on the folder (outside the RH project), I got a message that there are no pending changes to check-in.
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.