FileType Initialization Variable
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FileType Initialization Variable

Visual Studio 2005

Specifies the file type for a database file. This initialization variable is used with the FileTypeEx variable is not defined. Default file types are set in the SourceSafe Options dialog box, File Types tab.

FileType = {Binary|Text|Auto-Detect}

Specific text types that are supported include ASCII, Unicode in UTF8 format, Unicode in UTF16 Little Endian format, and Unicode in UTF16 Big Endian format.

You can set this variable to Auto-Detect to request Visual SourceSafe to automatically detect the file type.

Automatically detects the file type:

FileType = Auto-Detect

Suppose you have a project named $/Executables with two subprojects $/Executables/DLLs and $/Executables/EXEs. Use the following setting in your Srcsafe.ini file under the heading [$/Executables] to speed up Add Files and Check In commands:

FileType = Binary
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