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Advanced Check Out Options Dialog Box (Plug-in)

Visual Studio 2005

Provides additional options that you can set to determine how a SourceSafe plug-in for Visual Studio checks out files.

Dialog Box Access

In Visual Studio, access the Check Out for Edit dialog box, and click Advanced.

Allow multiple checkouts

Specifies if the plug-in should allow checkouts for items that are already checked out.

Don't get local copy

Specifies that the check out operation should not retrieve local copies. Selecting this option disables the Replace writable and Set time boxes.


Selection of this option can cause Visual Studio to incorrectly display the status of source-controlled items.

Replace writable

Specifies the effect of a checkout operation on items that are already marked as writable in your working folder. Possible options are:

Option Description


Uses as a default the option chosen in the Check Out for Edit dialog box.


Prompts for each file that corresponds to a writable file on your local disk.


Replaces local writable files with those checked out from the database.


Does not check out database files corresponding to local writable files.


Automatically attempts to merge the local and database file versions.

Set time

Associates a time with the checkout. Possible options are:

Option Description


Uses the default setting for the database. This setting is made on the Local Files tab of the SourceSafe Options dialog box.


Specifies the current date and time.


Specifies the date and time when the item was last saved.

Check In

Specifies the date and time of check-in.

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