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Chapter 28. Managing Application Develop... > How Do I Install Visual SourceSafe?

How Do I Install Visual SourceSafe?

Visual SourceSafe can be used only with the Office Developer Edition of Access; however, it doesn't ship with the Office Developer Edition. It's included as part of the Enterprise edition of Visual Basic, or it can be bought as a standalone product. In fact, Visual SourceSafe isn't the only source-code control product that can be used with the Office Developer Edition. Instead, the Office Developer Edition supplies a software component, the Microsoft Access Source Code Control component, that can integrate various source-code control products into Access. To integrate Visual SourceSafe or another version control product into Access, you need to install both the ODE-supplied control and the client part of your version control product.

You integrate Visual SourceSafe with Access by running Netsetup.exe from the Visual SourceSafe directory. This sets up the Visual SourceSafe client. Until you do this, if you're running the Office Developer Edition of Access, you get an error message each time you launch Access, indicating that Access isn't under any source-code control application. Once you install Visual SourceSafe, you'll see a SourceSafe entry under the Tools menu:


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