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Programmatic "extract work item from selected text&quot

Arun Batra (14612326) | asked Sep 29 '11, 8:33 a.m.
I have a Change Request work item. From here I want to create a child work item of Task type in which all the attribute values will be same as the parent work item.

I know that there exists a "extract work item from selected text" function in the top right corner which can help me achieve this, but it takes me through 3 windows. (to select the relationship, to select the type, to select the fields i want to copy). But I want to be able to achieve this programmatically because I only require a child parent (or a custom) relationship with a Task work item type alone.

How can this be achieved?

Thanks to all the helpful users posting on these forums,
I know how to add a link programmatically.
I know how to create a new child task work item with copied attributes.

All I need to know is how do I trigger this action.

Can a new button be added near the "extract work item from selected text" or "find potential duplicates" functionality button (top right corner)?

Can a trigger be fired when creating a new custom or child link in the links tab?

If yes, which are the extension points I can use?

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Ralph Schoon (62.7k33643) | answered Oct 07 '11, 1:01 p.m.
Hi Arun,

I am not sure that is so easy, because you would have to extend the Eclipse client as well as the Web Ui.

I know it is potentially possible to extend the RTC client. It is probably still very complex to do. I am not so sure you can extend the WebUI. Have you tired looking at the various hints about extending in the WiKi?

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Arun Batra (14612326) | answered Nov 02 '11, 3:48 a.m.

Thank you for your reply. I did go through some of the examples available. And yes, it did seem complicated.
Hence I started working on a workaround for this by making it possible to do this in a save pre-condition (operation advisor). It has been successful on most part with an exception resulting to following query.
I would be very grateful if you could help me with this.

Warm Regards,

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