Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All
Expand Minimize
Important This document may not represent best practices for current development, links to downloads and other resources may no longer be valid. Current recommended version can be found here.

Visual SourceSafe Login Dialog Box (Explorer and Plug-in)

Visual Studio 2005

Allows you to enter the database name and the login credentials required to access Visual SourceSafe. This dialog box is displayed when you start Visual SourceSafe only if there is no network login name enabled or if you are not registered as a database user by the database administrator.

Dialog Box Access

On the Start menu, click Programs, then Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, and then select Microsoft Visual SourceSafe to open Visual SourceSafe Explorer.

In Visual Studio, select an item in Solution Explorer. On the File menu, click Source Control, and then click Add Solution to Source Control.


Allows you to navigate to a database file in existing folders.


Specifies the name of a Visual SourceSafe database. You can also use the Browse button to find the Srcsafe.ini file for the database to access.


Provides access to the database.


Specifies the password to use in accessing the database. The original password is specified by your database administrator.


Specifies the user name to use in accessing the database. Your user name is specified by your database administrator.

See Also

Community Additions

© 2015 Microsoft