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Opening TFS 2012 projects as readonly

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Hi,
 
  If I right click on a project under source control and select Get Latest vs Advanced/Map to Local Folder - whats the difference? I wanted to download all the files under this project into a temporary folder on my C: drive which I can modify/run w/o any changes being recorded as pending. How do I do this?
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by:Bob Learned
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I usually approach that situation by creating a branch, and then I can check in changes, and experiment without affecting that code base.
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So branching will create a parallel stream of work which we can later merge (into the source control). However, does branching create a copy of all the code in the version control locally to start off?
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That depends on how much you add to the TFS server, and how you branch.

This is how I manage my solutions:

Common Projects
        Base Data Layer
               Development
                      Iteration1
                           Shared Binaries
                           Shared Source
                           Source            
               Main
                      Shared Binaries
                      Shared Source
                      Source
               Release
                      v1.0.0.0
                           Shared Binaries
                           Shared Source
                           Source
Web Site Project
      Development
            Iteration2
               Shared Binaries
               Shared Source
               Source            
      Main
            Shared Binaries
            Shared Source
            Source
      Release
            v2.1.1.0
                 Shared Binaries
                 Shared Source
                 Source

When branching from common source projects, select the Main common project folder for branching, and select the target Development folder, and enter a name.  Assembly references are relative in project files, so you just need to keep the same relative depth for assembly.  If you branch from a folder, like Main, then everything branches as a package.
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