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Multiple_Checkouts Initialization Variable

Visual Studio 2005

Specifies Yes to configure the database for multiple users to check out a file at the same time, requiring file merges. Set this variable to No (default) to enable exclusive checkouts, for which only one user has a file checked out at one time. This initialization variable is used in the Srcsafe.ini file only.

Multiple_Checkouts = {Yes|No}

You can set this variable in Srcsafe.ini directly or in Visual SourceSafe Administrator. In Visual SourceSafe Administrator, use the SourceSafe Options dialog box, General tab. Select the Allow multiple checkouts check box to set this variable to Yes.

Specifies that only one person can have a file checked out at one time:

Multiple_Checkouts = No

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