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SourceSafe Options Dialog Box, Shadow Folders Tab (Administrator)

Visual Studio 2005

Sets options for a shadow folder that you create for a project. Shadow settings for a project can be set explicitly for that project or inherited from parent projects. See How to: Create and Maintain Shadow Folders.

NoteNote

You must quit Visual SourceSafe Administrator and tell all your users to close and restart Visual SourceSafe Explorer for the changes that you make in this tab to take effect.

Dialog Box Access

In Visual SourceSafe Administrator, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click Shadow Folders.

Browse

Allows you to navigate to an item in existing folders.

End-of-line character for files

Sets the end-of-line character used in the shadow folder. See Remarks for more about this character. Possible options are:

Option Description

CR

Specifies a carriage return character.

LF

Specifies a line feed character.

CR/LF

Specifies carriage return and line feed characters. This is the default setting.

File date/time

Sets the date/time stamp given to files in the shadow folder. Possible options are:

Option Description

Current

Sets the date/time stamp to the current date and time when a file is retrieved. This signals the compiler that the file has just changed, and needs to be recompiled. This is the default setting.

Modification

Sets the date/time stamp to the date and time when a file was last modified.

Check In

Sets the date/time stamp to the date and time when a file was last checked in.

Set Another

Registers the shadow folder specified in the other fields of this tab, and clears the tab so that you can set another shadow folder. This button is not enabled unless you have specified a valid project and folder.

Set read-only flag for all files

Specifies that Visual SourceSafe should make files in the shadow folder read-only.

Set shadow folder for project

Specifies the project for which you want to set up the shadow folder. You can also use the Browse button to find a project. After you have entered a project name, any existing shadow information for that project is displayed in the remaining fields of the tab.

Set shadow folder to

Specifies the shadow folder. This folder can be anywhere on the network. You can also use the Browse button to search the file system for a suitable location.

Remarks

When Visual SourceSafe copies a file into the shadow folder, it uses the end-of-line character for its own operating system. In a multi-platform environment, the files in the shadow folder use a mixture of end-of-line characters, based on which operating system each file was updated from most recently. Setting this option forces all versions of Visual SourceSafe files to use the specified end-of-line character. For more about end-of-line characters in Visual SourceSafe, see EOL Initialization Variable.

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