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Binary_Masks Initialization Variable

Visual Studio 2005

Sets binary file storage for certain file types. This variable overrides the automatic detection by Visual SourceSafe of text and binary files.

Binary_Masks = <mask[, additional masks]>

Normally, Visual SourceSafe checks the contents of a file when it is being added or checked in to determine whether the file contains text or binary data. This check can be time-consuming for large files. Setting the Binary_Masks variable speeds up the Visual SourceSafe Explorer Add Files and Check In commands for files that you know to be of a certain type.

You can set this variable in your Ss.ini file directly or in Visual SourceSafe Explorer. In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, use the SourceSafe Options dialog box, File Types tab to specify which types of files are binary.

Specifies that any files with the .obj and .xls extensions are binary files:

Binary_Masks = *.OBJ, *.XLS