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Chapter 19. Source Code Control > Leveraging the Power of Visual SourceSafe

Leveraging the Power of Visual SourceSafe

Not only does Visual SourceSafe help to manage the process of several developers working on an application simultaneously, but it also helps you manage versions of your application. It does this by showing you the differences between the checked-out version of an object and the version stored in the Visual SourceSafe project, by allowing you to view an object's history, and by letting you revert to an object's previous version.

Showing Differences Between Modules

One of the most powerful aspects of Visual SourceSafe is its capability to show the differences between the checked-out version of an object and the version in the SourceSafe project. These differences show you what you've done since you checked out the object. To view the differences, choose Tools, SourceSafe, Show Differences. First the Difference Options dialog box opens, where you can select display options; then the Differences window opens, which lets you easily jump from difference to difference within the object. Deleted lines are blue, changed lines are red, and added lines are green.


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