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Visual SourceSafe for Visual Studio Web Project Source Control

If you are using Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) as your source control system, Visual Studio exposes some additional functionality that is not available for all source control providers. The following table lists additional commands that are available in Visual Studio if VSS is your source control provider.

Functionality

Description

Opening a Web project

You can open the Web project from source code control directly from the Open Web Site or Open Project dialog box, much as you would open any local project. VSS adds a tab named Source Control to the dialog box. The tab displays a button that enables you to select a VSS project to open.

Starting Visual SourceSafe (Source Control menu)

You can start VSS directly from Visual Studio. VSS adds a command named Launch Microsoft Visual SourceSafe to the Source Control menu, making it easier to manage your source control projects.

History (Source Control menu)

The History command provides a convenient way for you to examine, within Visual Studio, the check-in history of any file under source control.

Compare (Source Control menu)

The Compare command reads a file on your computer and a file in the source control repository and reports the differences between the files in a two-pane window similar to WinDiff.exe.

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