Bitbucket Cloud issues in VSCode

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You can create, view, edit, and work with Bitbucket Cloud issues with Atlassian for VSCode. 

View Bitbucket Cloud issues

Within the Atlassian sidebar, the extension provides a tree view showing the Bitbucket issues for each repository connected to your current workspace.

These tree views can be disabled/enabled within the Atlassian Settings screen. You can also go there to configure how often these trees auto-refresh as well as how often the extension shows new issue notifications.

You can also manually refresh these trees at any time by using the refresh button on the tree’s title bar.

Clicking on any issue in the issue tree will bring up the Issue Details screen which can be used to view and edit issues. These functions are covered in the next section: View and Modify Bitbucket Issue details

View and modify Bitbucket issue details

To open the Issue Details screen for a Bitbucket issue, simply click on the issue in the Bitbucket Issues tree.

The Issue Details Screen

The issue details screen provides details about an issue as well as the ability to comment on the issue, change the issue status, assign the issue to yourself and “start work” on

Create Bitbucket Cloud issues from VSCode

To create a new Bitbucket issue, you can either use the Create Bitbucket Issue option from the command palette or you can use the + button on the Bitbucket issue tree.


The Create Issue Screen

The Create Issue screen should be familiar to anyone that’s created an issue in Bitbucket before.

Just fill out the fields as needed and click the submit button to create the issue.

Once the issue is created, the Issue Details screen for it will be opened up in VSCode.

Notifications will also appear in VSCode for everyone that has the repository connected to their workspace.

Work with Bitbucket Cloud issues

The Start work on issue feature performs all the steps required in Bitbucket so you can start coding:

  • Assign the issue to yourself

  • Create a new branch for the issue, containing the issue key and branch name

  • Checkout the new branch locally and link it to the remote repository branch

To use the feature:

  • Open a Bitbucket issue

  • Double click on an issue to open it

  • Click on the “Start work on issue” button

Last modified on Apr 25, 2019

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