Customize emails created from work items

One of the great features of TeamCompanion is to create emails based on existing work items. Here are some tips on how to customize the email body.

  1. If you want to format the predefined html based work item template you can do this by checking 'Use html markup in body' checkbox within the Options->Create Mail dialog.

    TeamCompanion Options dialog

  2. If you want to change the format of the table that appears in the email after you selected several work items, here's the tip: open the ...\Program Files\Ekobit\TeamCompanion for Outlook\Ekobit.TeamCompanion.Outlook.dll.config file, find the <<font face="Arial">setting name="WiTableViewCss">  tag and format the underlying css classes. You should also check the 'Generate work item table for multiple Work Items' checkbox within the Options->Create Mail dialog. However, make sure you don't change any other tags, because otherwise it could lead to TeamCompanion not working properly.

  3. You need to send a work item per email to somebody who does not have access to your Team Foundation Server project. By default, within the email, the work item Id field is a hyperlink to the work item within the TFS. If you want to remove the hyperlink just uncheck 'Make the work item's Id field a link to a preview web page' checkbox within the Options->Create Mail dialog.

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