Export (0) Print
Expand All
Expand Minimize

Initialization Variables

Visual Studio 2005

This section describes the Visual SourceSafe initialization variables that can be edited for customization.

In This Section

Append_EOL Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes if all text files must end with an end-of-line character, and No (default) if an end-of-line character is not needed for text files.

Backup_Ext Initialization Variable

Specifies the file name extension used for a backup file when merging.

Binary_Masks Initialization Variable

Sets binary file storage for certain file types.

CheckExternalWebLinks Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes (default) to check external links on the Web, and No if links are not checked.

CheckFileURLs Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to check for URLs for hyperlinks, and No (default) if URLs are not checked.

Check_Hyperlink_Masks Initialization Variable

Controls types of files in which Visual SourceSafe checks hyperlinks.

Checkout_Comment Initialization Variable

Sets the -C command option for the Check Out command.

Checkout_LocalVer_Default Initialization Variable

Specifies True if the Check Out command retrieves a local version of a file, and False (default) if the command retrieves the database version of the file.

Checkout_LocalVer_Disabled Initialization Variable

Specifies True (default) to disable the checkout of local files and set Visual SourceSafe so that it always retrieves the database copy of a file.

Classic_Dialogs Initialization Variable

Specifies True to display dialogs in the style of Visual SourceSafe 6.0.

Cloak Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to protect, or "cloak," projects from recursive commands, such as Get and Check In.

Comment_Editor Initialization Variable

Specifies the editor that is used to enter comments.

Comment_Editor_Prompt Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes (default) to enable a prompt when you enter a comment using an editor program, and No to disable the prompt.

Comment_Template Initialization Variable

Sets a template file that you create to be used for comments in Visual SourceSafe Explorer or a comment editor program.

Compare Initialization Variable

Specifies the method used to compare files during a Get or Check Out operation.

CP_OnSelection Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to set a project in Visual SourceSafe Explorer so that it automatically becomes your current project.

Data_Path Initialization Variable

Sets the path to the data folder that Visual SourceSafe uses to keep version information.

Database_Name Initialization Variable

Specifies the "friendly" name that is displayed for the current Visual SourceSafe database in the Visual SourceSafe Explorer title bar.

Delete_Local Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes if Visual SourceSafe is to delete local files when processing commands such as Add Files and Undo Check Out.

Deploy_Host_Local Initialization Variable

Lists the local hosts that do not require a proxy server for FTP deployment.

Deploy_Path Initialization Variable

Specifies the location to which Visual SourceSafe copies files when you choose the Deploy command on the Visual SourceSafe Explorer Web menu.

Deploy_Proxy Initialization Variable

Specifies the name of the proxy server for Visual SourceSafe to use to access external FTP sites.

Diff_Format Initialization Variable

Specifies the format used to show differences between files.

Diff_Ignore Initialization Variable

Controls the factors that Visual SourceSafe ignores when determining differences between files.

Dir Initialization Variable

Associates a working folder with a specific project.

DoubleClick_File Initialization Variable

Specifies the default behavior when you double-click on a file name in Visual SourceSafe Explorer or a plug-in.

Editor Initialization Variable

Specifies an editor program to use for viewing/editing files.

EOL Initialization Variable

Sets the end-of-line character that is used when Visual SourceSafe gets or checks out text files.

Expand_Keywords_Locally Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to enable keyword expansion in your working folder, and No to disable the feature.

Extension_Association Initialization Variable

Associates a file extension with the editor that is used for viewing/editing a file and comments.

File_Types Initialization Variable

Specifies the types of files that are listed as possible choices in several Visual SourceSafe dialog boxes.

FileType Initialization Variable

Specifies the file type for a database file.

FileTypeEx Initialization Variable

Automatically detects the file type for a database file or assigns file type based on specific settings.

Force_Dir Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes (default) to customize the Dir initialization variable for several purposes other than just specification of the working folder for a project.

Force_Prj Initialization Variable

Automatically sets the current project based on the current folder before running a command.

History_Include_Files Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to automatically include files in project history reports, and No to exclude files from the reports.

IMG_File Initialization Variable

Specifies the graphics file used to represent a file when generating a site map from a Web project.

IMG_Folder Initialization Variable

Specifies the graphics file used to represent a folder when generating a site map from a Web project.

Journal_File Initialization Variable

Specifies the file in which Visual SourceSafe logs all commands that change stored data.

Keep_Checkedout Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to keep files checked out locally when you check them in or add them to the database.

Keyword_Masks Initialization Variable

Indicates the files to use with keyword expansion for the Check In and Add Files commands.

Long_Filenames Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes (default) if you want Visual SourceSafe to use long file names, which are longer than the MS-DOS standard.

Lowercase_Files Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to display the names of files added to the database in lower case, and No to display the names using the case in which they were added.

Mark_Merges Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to mark all changes detected during a merge operation, including those that do not represent conflicts.

Merge_Ext Initialization Variable

Sets the extension that Visual SourceSafe uses to create a temporary file for a merge operation.

Merge_Ignore Initialization Variable

Specifies that Visual SourceSafe should ignore white space characters when merging files.

Multiple_Checkouts Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to configure the database for multiple users to check out a file at the same time, requiring file merges.

Output Initialization Variable

Specifies the output for a command on the Visual SourceSafe command line that uses the -O option.

OutputWindow Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to display the results pane in Visual SourceSafe Explorer to reflect the results of various commands.

Project Initialization Variable

Stores your current project when you quit Visual SourceSafe.

Reconcile_Project Initialization Variable

Determines the default behavior when reconciling project differences generated by the Show Differences command.

Recursive Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to make Visual SourceSafe commands recursive by default, and No to disable recursion by default.

Refresh_Display Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes (default) to automatically refresh the file list in the Visual SourceSafe file pane to reflect changes that users have made.

Refresh_Interval Initialization Variable

Specifies how often the file list in Visual SourceSafe Explorer automatically refreshes.

Relevant_Masks Initialization Variable

Specifies the types of files that are typically added to a project.

Replace_Writable Initialization Variable

Specifies the effect that file retrieval has on your local writable files.

Reuse_Comment Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to display the most recent comment when you are prompted, and No to allow you to type in a new comment at the prompt.

Save_Settings Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to save the settings for the Show Differences command between Visual SourceSafe sessions.

SetTime Initialization Variable

Controls the date and time assigned to your local file copies by a Get operation.

Shadow Initialization Variable

Specifies a shadow folder for a project.

Shadow_EOL Initialization Variable

Sets the end-of-line character that is used in the shadow folder.

Shadow_Extension Initialization Variable

Sets the file extension for files placed in the Visual SourceSafe shadow folder.

Shadow_ReadOnly Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes if files in the shadow folder are read-only, and No if they are read/write.

Shadow_SetTime Initialization Variable

Specifies the date/time stamp given to files in the shadow folder.

Sitemap Initialization Variable

Specifies the location of the HTML file containing a site map for a Web project.

Skip Initialization Variables

Specify Yes to display dialog boxes when you click the associated menu commands, for example, the Get command.

Smart_Mode Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to enable the Visual SourceSafe Smart mode feature, and No to disable Smart mode.

Status_Bar Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to show the status bar in Visual SourceSafe Explorer, and No to hide the status bar.

Store_Deltas Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes (default) if Visual SourceSafe stores all changes between versions of a file, and No if change information is not stored.

Temp_Path Initialization Variable

Specifies the folder in which Visual SourceSafe stores temporary files.

Toolbar Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to show the toolbar in Visual SourceSafe Explorer, and No to hide the toolbar.

Tooltips Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes to enable the display of tool tips as you drag the mouse pointer over a toolbar button, and No to disable the display.

Update_No_Change Initialization Variable

Controls what happens when you check in a file that you have not changed.

URL Initialization Variable

Designates the URL for a Web project.

Use_Network_Name Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes if Visual SourceSafe gets your login name from Windows network login information and automatically logs you in if it finds a match.

Use_ReadOnly Initialization Variable

Specifies Yes (default) to set as read-only all files in your working folder that are not checked out, and No to leave the files as they are currently.

Users_Txt Initialization Variable

Specifies the location of the Users.txt file, which is used to store the location of Ss.ini files for all users of a Visual SourceSafe database.

Virtual_Root Initialization Variable

Sets the virtual root that is supported by Internet Information Services (IIS) for hyperlinks to URLs in a specific Web project.

Visual_Merge Initialization Variables

Specifies Yes if visual merge is used when merging files, and No if visual merge is not used.

Warning Initialization Variables

Specify Yes (default) if warnings are displayed before specific command actions that might result in accidental loss or deletion of data.

Web_Default_Filename Initialization Variable

Specifies the default file name for your Web project.

See Also

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft