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Programmatically Obtaining Work Item Type Name

Geoff Alexander (19623948) | asked Jul 12 '10, 3:30 p.m.
I've created a custom work item type and would like to programmatically obtain the work item type name from an IWorkItem. I've found that IWorkItem#getWorkItemType() returns a String containing the work item type ID, but I've been unable to find a method to obtain the work item type name. How do I obtain the work item type name?

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Geoff Alexander (19623948) | answered Jul 12 '10, 4:11 p.m.
Doing some further investigation, I found that the following code obtains the work item type name:

String workItemTypeName = workItemCommon.findWorkItemType(workItem.getProjectArea(), workItem.getWorkItemType(), monitor ).getDisplayName();

where workItemCommon is an instance of IWorkItemCommon, workItem is an instance of IWorkItem, and monitor is an instance of IProgressMonitor.

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