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TFS 2008 Process Template: Default value tag for work item fieldsdoes not allow more than 255 characters to be entered into an HTML control

Hi guys,

I am working on a Team Process Template for TFS 2008. I have created
my own work item type, which has (amongst other controls) a HTML
control to hold process guidance text:

<FIELD name="Purpose" refname="Microsoft.VSTS.CMMI.Purpose"
type="HTML">
<HELPTEXT>The purpose of the review</HELPTEXT>
<REQUIRED/>
</FIELD>

I intend on populating the field with some default text, as follows:

<DEFAULT from="value" value="Default text..." />
The actual default text I want to use is quite long. When I try to
upload the process template, I get the following error:

The actual length is greater than the MaxLength value.

I canít use more than 255 characters in the default, even though the
field holds around 32K of text when an instance of the work item has
been created. Is there a fix/work around for this issue?

Many thanks,

Steve.
Jul 23 '08 #1
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