Powerbuilder code review with TFS 2015 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everyone,

    I am analyzing TFS to review code for a project built in Powerbuilder. Below is how things are set up:

    We connect to TFS repository from Powerbuilder using MSSCCI plugin. fyi, Powerbuilder bundles the objects and stores in pbl file(powerbuilder library). Everything is kind of encrypted in pbl. Perhaps TFS is unable to recognize the pbl so objects like windows, datawindows, structure are placed in TFS server repository. 

    Say we have a library name project.pbl which have window1, window2 etc. Now in TFS, we have folder same as library name - project and in that folder we have the objects window1 and window2. When we get the source from TFS, we have the folder copied to our local folder along with the objects.

    Now my question is:

    1.When we make change to any object in Powerbuilder and check in, how does TFS knows the changes since it does not have information about the library?

    2.If I check out an object and make a change, the changes are not visible in object in TFS. It would be visible only after code is checked in. In this case, how can I submit the code for code review prior to check-in?

    Is there any other approach which I can take for code review?



    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:55 AM

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  • Hello Ashish Ghildiyal,

    This forum is for "Discuss general issues about developing applications for Windows".

    About TFS issue you can either contact TFS support or get advice on Stack Overflow. Thanks for corporation.

    Best regards,


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    Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:27 AM