How To Queue A Build For A Specific Commit With Visual Studio Online / Continuous Integration And Git

7 November 2014

A standard Continuous Integration build definition would usually be building the latest commit for every check-in to the master branch. But if you ever feel the need to to mess around and queue up a specific build for a specific commit, it's quite easy to do:

Queue Build with Checkout override

You can simply provide the checkout override parameter either when manually queuing a new build, or in the actual build definition itself. (At the very start of the build, don't panic if appears to still be using settings in the build definition - the checkout override will eventually apply throughout the process).

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