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IVSSUser.ProjectRights Property 

Visual Studio 2005

Gets or sets the project rights of the user to a specific project.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop (in microsoft.visualstudio.sourcesafe.interop.dll)

int ProjectRights [
	[OptionalAttribute] [InAttribute] string Project
] { get; set; }
/** @property */
int get_ProjectRights (/** @attribute InAttribute() */ /** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ String Project)

/** @property */
void set_ProjectRights (/** @attribute InAttribute() */ /** @attribute OptionalAttribute() */ String Project, /** @attribute InAttribute() */ int piRightsOut)

JScript supports the use of indexed properties, but not the declaration of new ones.

Parameters

Project

(Optional). A string representing the SourceSafe path of a project for which you get or set project rights. The default is $/ (the root project).

Property Value

The project rights of the user to a specific project.

[IDL]

HRESULT ProjectRights([in, defaultvalue("$/")] BSTR Project, [out, retval] long *piRightsOut);

HRESULT ProjectRights([in, defaultvalue("$/")] BSTR Project, [in] long iRightsIn);

For ProjectRights to be enabled, the ProjectRightsEnabled property of the database object must be set to true. The ProjectRights of Admin cannot be changed.

All users in the SourceSafe database have specific project rights assigned to them by Admin. That assignment propagates down the project list until another assignment is reached. For example, you assign (VSSRIGHTS_ADDRENREM) (Add) rights to the User1 in $/, the root project. If no explicit assignment is made in $/Test project, the User1 is automatically assigned the same rights as in the parent project, $/. However, if in $/Test/Samples you assign VSSRIGHTS_READ (Read-Only) rights to the User1, this action blocks the earlier assignment in $/Test from propagating down the tree. Consequently, the User1 has Read-Only rights in $/Test/Samples and any projects under it. If the project rights are inherited from the parent project, the ProjectRights property includes the VSSRIGHTS_INHERITED flag.

When you first add a user, that user is given rights in the root project based on the DefaultProjectRights of the database object.

The following example demonstrates how to use the ProjectRights property to set and get the project rights of a user for the project, $/A.

using System;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop;

public class IVSSTest
{
    private static string GetUsername()
    {
        Console.Write("Enter Username: ");
        return Console.ReadLine();
    }

    private static string GetPassword()
    {
        Console.Write("Enter Password: ");
        return Console.ReadLine();
    }

    public static void Main()
    {
        // Create a VSSDatabase object.
        IVSSDatabase vssDatabase = new VSSDatabase();

        // Only SourceSafe Admin can access ProjectRights.
        Console.WriteLine("Admin login");
        vssDatabase.Open(@"C:\VSSTestDB\srcsafe.ini", 
                         GetUsername(), GetPassword());

        IVSSUser vssUser = vssDatabase.get_User("Guest");

        vssUser.set_ProjectRights("$/A", (int)VSSRights.VSSRIGHTS_READ);
        Console.WriteLine("Project Rights of user {0} for project $/A: {1}", 
                          vssUser.Name, 
                          (VSSRights)vssUser.get_ProjectRights("$/A"));

        vssUser.set_ProjectRights("$/A", (int)VSSRights.VSSRIGHTS_ALL);
        Console.WriteLine("Project Rights of user {0} for project $/A: {1}", 
                          vssUser.Name, 
                          (VSSRights)vssUser.get_ProjectRights("$/A"));
    }
}

Output:

Admin login

Enter Username:

Enter Password:

Project Rights of user Guest for project $/A: VSSRIGHTS_READ

Project Rights of user Guest for project $/A: VSSRIGHTS_ALL

Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop

Module IVSSTest

    Function GetUsername() As String
        Console.Write("Enter Username: ")
        Return Console.ReadLine()
    End Function

    Function GetPassword() As String
        Console.Write("Enter Password: ")
        Return Console.ReadLine()
    End Function

    Public Sub Main()

        ' Create a VSSDatabase object.
        Dim vssDatabase As IVSSDatabase = New VSSDatabase

        ' Only SourceSafe Admin can access ProjectRights.
        vssDatabase.Open("C:\VSSTestDB\srcsafe.ini", _
                         GetUsername(), GetPassword())

        Dim vssUser As IVSSUser = vssDatabase.User("Guest")

        vssUser.ProjectRights("$/A") = Fix(VSSRights.VSSRIGHTS_READ)
        Console.WriteLine("Project Rights of user {0} for project $/A: {1}", _
                          vssUser.Name, CType(vssUser.ProjectRights("$/A"), _
                          VSSRights))

        vssUser.ProjectRights("$/A") = Fix(VSSRights.VSSRIGHTS_ALL)
        Console.WriteLine("Project Rights of user {0} for project $/A: {1}", _
                          vssUser.Name, CType(vssUser.ProjectRights("$/A"), _
                          VSSRights))

    End Sub

End Module

Output:

Admin login

Enter Username:

Enter Password:

Project Rights of user Guest for project $/A: VSSRIGHTS_READ

Project Rights of user Guest for project $/A: VSSRIGHTS_ALL

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