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How to: Change Source Control Environment Settings

You can control default values for many source control environment settings by using this set of options. These settings include the following options:

  • Which source control system you plan to use (for example, Team Foundation, Visual SourceSafe, independent developer, custom, and so on).

  • Whether to get everything when you open a solution or project.

  • Whether to check in everything when you close a solution or project.

  • Whether to display a silent check-out command in menus.

  • Whether to keep items checked out when you check them in.

  • Whether you want prompts when saving or editing items.

  • Whether you want to allow checked in items to be edited.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators or Users security group on the computer where Visual Studio is installed. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To change source control environment settings

  1. On the Visual Studio Tools menu, click Options, expand Source Control, and then click Environment.


    If the Source Control node does not appear, click Show all settings.

  2. Make your changes using the Source Control Environment Settings controls. For more information about the settings, see Plug-in Tabs for Source Control (Options Dialog Box).

  3. Click OK.

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