There may come a time when you come to request a review for some work you have done in Visual Studio, only for Studio to sit there spinning away when trying to shelve your pending changes, seemingly stuck.
When you go to "My Work" in Team Explorer and view you review, your review looks like the one below with no shelveset attached to it:
You could just abandon the review and create a new one, but this will just clog everyone's inbox up with more "review request" and "abandoned review" emails.
A better way would be to create a shelveset that you can attach to your original review. Here's how:
- It is probably best to restart Studio before continuing, otherwise, it might fail again when you try to create another shelveset.
- Go into your review and copy the name of the missing shelveset (highlighted in yellow in the screen grab above).
- Go to Pending Changes and click on Shelve.
- In the box that appears, paste the name of the shelveset you copied in step 2 into the yellow box that says "Enter a shelveset name".
- Press Shelve.
If you now go back to your review, you will now see that it now has a shelveset associated with it and can be reviewed.