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How to: View History

Visual Studio 2005

Visual SourceSafe Explorer uses the Show History command on the Tools menu to display the history of an item as a list of all versions, including the current one. You must have the Read project rights to use this command.

The Show History command lists versions starting with the most recent and going back to the creation of the item. Visual SourceSafe provides information about the version number, which can be used with other commands, for example, Get Latest Version, to indicate a specific version. By default, the history displayed for a project includes the histories of all its files, but does not include subprojects. For more information about file and project histories, see Version Control.

To view the history of an item

  1. In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, select an item.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  3. In the SourceSafe Options dialog box, click the Command Dialogs tab.

  4. On the Tools menu, click Show History.

  5. For a file, make selections in the History Options dialog box


    For a project, make selections in the Project History Options dialog box

  6. Click OK to View the history in the History of <name> dialog box for a file or the History of Project dialog box for a project.

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