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History of <name> Dialog Box (Explorer and Plug-in)

Visual Studio 2005

Displays history information for the selected file, including all significant events, such as creation date, check-in dates, and current version number. For each event, the dialog box shows the user who performed the action, the date and time of the event, and the description of the event. Events are listed with the most current event at the top of the display.

Several commands are accessible from this dialog box. You can perform a command on a file by first selecting an event and then clicking a command button.

Dialog Box Access

In Visual SourceSafe Explorer or a SourceSafe plug-in in Visual Studio, access the History Options dialog box, and click OK.


Indicates the action associated with a file version.

Check Out

Displays the Check Out dialog box (Explorer) or the Check Out for Edit dialog box (plug-in), which you can use to check out the file.


Specifies the date and time of creation of a file version.


Displays the History Details dialog box, containing details about a file event.


Allows you to compare the selected version of a file with the current version, with any other version, or with a file in your working folder. To compare two different versions of a file, hold down the CTRL key while selecting the two versions you want, and then click the Diff button. In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, selection of this element displays the Difference Options dialog box.


Displays the Get dialog box, which you can use to retrieve a local copy of the file.


Indicates the number of file versions.


Pins or unpins the file.


Displays the History Report dialog box, which you can use to send the file history to a file, a printer, or the Clipboard.


Rolls back the selected version of the file.


Specifies the name of the user who created a version.


Displays the version number of the file.


Displays the File dialog box, allowing you to view the file as it is stored in the database.

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