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SourceSafe Action

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Visual Build provides the SourceSafe action to automate access to Microsoft Visual SourceSafe.  The SourceSafe action creates a step for configuring database operations.


When the step is built, the SourceSafe action invokes the VSS ss.exe command-line executable to perform the requested operation.  Some options do not apply to all operations and will be excluded from the generated command-line.


Database Tab


Flags Tab


Options Tab


Advanced Tab


Remote Tab


This action has been tested with SourceSafe 6.0 and 2005 and may work with other versions as well.



See the SourceSafe.bld sample for projects utilizing this action.
See the ContinuousIntegration.bld sample for a sample of incorporating SourceSafe into continuous integration builds.
By default, this action is not displayed (existing steps will still be displayed in the Step panes and will build normally).  To show all hidden actions, right-click in the Actions pane and choose Show Hidden.