Published On: June 1, 2017Categories: Technical

In this blog post, we will provide you with the required steps to configure your VS to enable source control on your model.

Create a new model and project

The first thing we need to do is to create a new project and a model which will be used for that project. You can find out here how to do that.

Connect to Team Foundation Server

The next step is to connect to your Team Foundation Server. To do this, we need to follow up these steps:

  • Open the Team Explorer window (View -> Team Explorer)
  • Click on the manage connection button and select Connect to Team Projecttfs1
  • From the newly open window click on Servers.. button and add your TFS and connect to it


Create the folder structure

Before starting with development, we need to open the Source Control Explorer and create the following recommended folder structure in our team project.


The source XML files organized by packages and models will be held in the Metadata folder and our VS projects will be in the Projects folder.


Next step is to configure the mapping for the Metadata and Projects server folder to a local metadata/project folder that will hold our VS solution and project files.


Add the descriptor

The last step required to be done is to add the mapping for the Descriptor or you will face the problem a lot of people encounter during this configuration “The model <ModelName> specified on the project cannot be found.”. To do this first create such folders locally inside your model repository and drag/drop the Descriptor and XppMetadata folder from there to the TFS branch in the VS.  This will automatically create the mapping for these two folders.


You can then start with development in your newly configured environment.