Moving work item description fields to HTML

Buck Hodges

Neno’s been blogging a lot this month, and many of his posts have helpful tools associated with them.  The post below caught my eye as particularly useful.  We’ll be using HTML fields more going forward, and he has a tool to help you move your existing work items to use an HTML field for the Description.

Enriching your Work Item Descriptions by Moving them to a HTML field

In the Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 process template (and most likely in future process templates), Microsoft is using HTML fields with rich formatting for the work item description fields.

In VS Scrum 1.0…

  • Product Backlog Items and Tasks are usingMicrosoft.VSTS.Common.DescriptionHtml.
  • Bugs are using Microsoft.VSTS.TCM.ReproSteps instead.

You can customize your current process template and add a new HTML description today.




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