Completing change sets

Complete a change set when you have finished making all the changes that you want it to include.

About this task

After you mark a change set complete, it is no longer active. No new changes can accumulate in it, and you cannot remove any changes from it, although you can continue to modify its description and other metadata-like work item associations. You can only share completed change sets. To accept a change set, such as a change set from a work item, it must be completed. A deliver operation automatically completes all change sets that are being delivered.


  1. In the Pending Changes view, navigate to the change set in the Outgoing folder.
  2. Right-click the change set and click Complete.


The change set is complete. New changes accumulate in a new change set, or in an existing one that you designate as current.