View item details in the code editor

When editing a file in the Visual Studio IDE code editor, you can view file history and changeset information in the editor extension area. You can hide the editor extension if needed.

View information in the editor extension

The editor extension is the notification area at the bottom of the code editor that includes history and changeset information for the file opened in the editor.

To view file details in the editor extension area:

  1. In Visual Studio, open a file in the code editor. The notification area is located in the lower-right corner of the editor, and displays the following information about the file:

    • The number of contributors and changes.

    • The time when the latest changes were delivered.

  2. To view file history or the changesets associated with the file, click the relevant part of the area.
  3. To perform operations on the file, click the context menu button () and select an operation from the list.

    For example, to compare the file with its latest revision in the repository, select Compare with Latest.

  4. To view information about the new item revision delivered to the repository, hover over the triangle notification icon.

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Hide the editor extension

The editor extension area is displayed by default, but you can hide it if needed.

To the editor extension area:

  1. In Visual Studio, go to Tools > Options. The Options dialog box opens.
  2. In the left pane, expand Source Control and select Dimensions Source Control.

  3. In the right pane, in the User interface area, clear the checkbox Show file editor extension panel.
  4. Click OK.

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