Work Item Tree Copy


Extension for Visual Studio 2010 to copy Work Item Trees hierarchicaly, including external and internal links.

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by MyWarHistoryDotCom | April 28 2014

DanielMeixner thanks for your tool, it would be great if you could release a VS2013 supported version. My team would definitely use it.

by John Saunders | March 15 2012

Nice tool, but it doesn't inform you when it's finished copying. I clicked "Deep Copy" several times, and guess what? It deep copied several times.

Also, I wish it could be used to copy to a different team project in the same collection.

by Dido | January 14 2011

Well done!

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  • VSTS compatibility?
    1 Posts | Last post October 11, 2016
    • Hi, this tool looks like exactly what we need, but it does not work with VSTS. I get an error "Team Foundation services are not available from server". Do you have any plans to update it? Thanks, Boris
  • Tests Cases
    3 Posts | Last post February 22, 2016
    • Hi,
      This tool is really great, we would like to use it to duplicate the work item structure of the product requirements related to a specific iteration to another one. (so duplicating all requirements for 4.0 to the 4.1)
      The only missing part is the test cases wich are not taken.
      Do you plan to provide an upcoming version of this tool?
      Is the test cases is included?
      Do you still maintaining this tool? could we have to the source of possible to develop this missing feature?
      Many thanks.
    • Hi! 
      Thank you for the feedback. The scenario you are describing is exactly what this tool is intended to do :-)
      We are planning to release an update of Work Item Tree Copy but unfortunately I can not give you a timeframe. I'll keep the test case scenario in mind for next version. Right now we are also discussing the option to publish the source code, but unfortunately I can't give you a time frame for this either.
    • Ok, it took some time, but finally the tool is open source:
  • A nice feature would be....
    1 Posts | Last post October 02, 2012
    • Allowing a user to deep copy an existing workitem into another *existing* workitem.  Specifically, the target workitem would get the subtree from the existing workitem.  No new parent-level workitem would be created.
      Other than that, its a nice product.
  • Why not Related link??
    1 Posts | Last post July 12, 2012
    • Standard (single) copy operation in TFS creates Releated link between original work item and copied work item. The tool requires to set up a new link type History Link that looks strange and confusing. Can you modify the tool the way it creates standard Related links instead of non-standard History Link please?
  • Request for copy to project and copy multiple items
    1 Posts | Last post November 22, 2011
    • Hi,
      A great tool, unfortunately we cannot use it as it doesn't copy to a different project and it would also have been great if we could select a query and it would copy all items (and children of) from the query.
  • I always see the option in the Tools menu disabled
    1 Posts | Last post October 05, 2011
    • Any ideas why? I tried to launch the "conplement WorkItem Tree Copy" with a WIQ active, with a WI active, etc. 
  • Installing VSIX
    4 Posts | Last post July 27, 2011
    • Hi Daniel! 
      When I try to download VSIX, I receive the following message from VS Extension Installer : 
      " This extension is not installable on any currently installed products". 
      Here is the list of my installed products : 
      - MS VS Test Professional 2010 - ENU
      - MS TFS 2010 Power Tools
      - MS VS Web Developer 2010
      - MS VS Team Explorer 2010
      - MS VS Process Editor 1.0
      What's missing ? Can you help me ? 
      Many thanks
      Francis Borgnet
    • Hi Francis!
      Sorry, in the current version the VSIX manifest says you need one of the following editions:
      Visual Studio Professional 
      Visual Studio Premium 
      Visual Studio Ultimate 
      But you can try this: 
      1. Download the vsix
      2. rename it to
      3. extract the files
      4. find the .vsixmanifest file
      5. edit the vsixmanifest to match your version of VS (you will easily find the part of the file where the versions are specified)
      6. safe the file
      7. zip the files again
      8. rename them package to WorkItemTreeCopyModified.vsix.
      I've never tested this, but it might work. You definitly need the Team Explorer, but you have it installed, so: Good luck!
      Please let me know, if it works!
    • Hi Daniel ! Yes it works !! In fact, my VS edition is the Visual Studio 2010 Shell.
      To discover the VS Editions supported by VSIX, I have run the C:Program Files\Microsoft\Visual Studio 10.0\IDE\VSIXInstaller.exe - There I've found that the right way to write it VSIXManifest file is : <Edition>IntegratedShell</Edition>. After that I have followed you procedure successfully step by step. Many thank's.  Francis   
    • Hi Francis! Great to hear it works! Thank YOU for testing this and for working with Work Item Tree Copy. Please feel free to provide feedback, ideas or requirements any time. Greetings. Daniel
  • Is there anyway to...
    2 Posts | Last post January 25, 2011
    • Is there anyway to use the tool to copy the Work Item from 1 project to another ?
      Right now it looks like it only copies with in the project.
    • Hi EvoGoalie!
      You are right copying cross Team Projects is not possible in the current version. 
      I'll keep this in mind for future versions.
      Thanks for the feedback.