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How to: Turn Off Compatibility Warnings for Source Control Plug-ins

A user may see several compatibility warnings when employing source control in Visual Studio. The warnings presented depend on the capabilities of the source control plug-in and can be disabled as detailed here.

To disable the warning: "To ensure optimal source control integration with Visual Studio…"

  • Set the following registry entry (adding the value if necessary):

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\SourceControl\DontDisplayCheckDotNETCompatible = dword:00000001

    This warning is displayed for all non-Visual SourceSafe plug-ins.

To disable the warning: "The installed source control provider does not support all the capabilities…"

  • Set the following two registry values (adding the values if necessary):

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\SourceControl\WarnedOldMSSCCIProvider = dword:00000000

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\SourceControl\UseOldSCC = dword:00000001

    This warning is displayed if the source control plug-in does not explicitly support reentrancy for multiple projects (that is, if it can check in only one file and project at a time).

    It is best to support reentrancy (SCC_CAP_REENTRANT capability); doing so will remove this warning. However, if this support is not possible, these registry entries can be set.