Setting and Retrieving Version Information
Version information includes the history and current status of a source-controlled file. For every source-controlled file, Microsoft Visual SourceSafe maintains a comprehensive history, so you can track the evolution of one or more files over time. You can also use this information to retrieve a local copy of any version of the file or to compare any two file versions.
The history of a file includes:
The version number, which identifies its sequence among other versions of the same file.
The action performed. Tracked operations include file creation, check in, and deletion.
The user name of the person who performed an action involving the file.
The date and time when the operation was performed.
Visual SourceSafe also maintains current status information on the currently loaded solution. This information provides a snapshot of the current state of the file, including:
The identity of the user who has the file checked out.
The latest version number of the selected file.
The date when the version was created.
The user comment associated with the version.
The paths to the projects with which the file is shared.