How can i reference a branching output to my current project in TFS 2010

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There is a project A in team server with a lot of branch-release
In my current project B, i would like to add a reference to the output of a specific branch of the project A.

How can i do that in TFS2010?


Thank you in advance,

Kind Regards.
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I do not have a lot of experience with TFS but my understanding is that you can only reference the project output within the same solution.
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TFS maintains the source code of ProjectA but not the output which most likely is a DLL..

When you build ProjectA, the output dll is copied to the Build Drop Folder if you select that option. The Drop folder is listed in the Build Definition-Build Defaults. To see that, open Team Explorer and right-click the branch and select Edit-Build-Definition and then Build Defaults tab.

If the Drop folder is already set, ProjectB could refrence the 'output' dll there.

Its always better to have a source code Project reference rather than a DLL reference if you own the source code to Project A. That helps with Version checking when you tag the release.

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Not complete as i would like to be

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