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IVSSItem.Add Method 

Visual Studio 2005

Adds a file to a project.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop (in microsoft.visualstudio.sourcesafe.interop.dll)

VSSItem Add (
	[InAttribute] string Local,
	[OptionalAttribute] [InAttribute] string Comment,
	[OptionalAttribute] [InAttribute] int iFlags
VSSItem Add (
	/** @attribute InAttribute() */ String Local, 
	/** @attribute InAttribute() */ /** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ String Comment, 
	/** @attribute InAttribute() */ /** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ int iFlags
function Add (
	Local : String, 
	Comment : String, 
	iFlags : int
) : VSSItem



A string representing a fully qualified local path of a file to be added to a project.


Optional. A string containing a comment. The default is an empty string.


Optional. The default value is 0.

For more information, see VSSFlags.

Return Value

A reference of the IVSSItem type to an object that represents a file added to a project.


HRESULT Add ([in]BSTR Local, [in,defaultvalue(0)]BSTR Comment, [in,defaultvalue(0)]long iFlags, [out,retval]IVSSItem **ppIItem);

The Add method applies to project objects only. If you attempt to call the Add method against a file object or add a file that already exists in the project, a run-time error is generated.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Add method to add a new file to the project.


using System;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop;

public class IVSSTest
    public static void Main()
        string testFolder = "$/TestFolder";
        string testFile = @"C:\VSSTestWF\TestFolder\fileAdd.txt";
        // Create a VSSDatabase object.
        IVSSDatabase vssDatabase = new VSSDatabase();

        // Open a VSS database using network name 
        // for automatic user login.
                         Environment.UserName, ""); 

        // Create a VSSItem specifying the desired folder.
        VSSItem vssFolder = vssDatabase.get_VSSItem(testFolder, false);

        // Display folder contents prior to adding a file.

        // Add a file to the project.
        VSSItem vssTestFile = vssFolder.Add(testFile, "Adding a new file", 0);

        // Display folder contents after adding a file.

        // Destroy the new file.

        // Display folder contents after destroying the new file.

    private static void DisplayFolderContent(IVSSItem vssFolder)
        Console.Write("\n{0} contains:", vssFolder.Spec);
        foreach(VSSItem vssItem in vssFolder.get_Items(false))
            Console.Write(" {0}", vssItem.Name);


$/TestFolder contains: file1.txt file2.txt

$/TestFolder contains: fileAdd.txt file1.txt file2.txt

$/TestFolder contains: file1.txt file2.txt

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