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We have a VB project that is being developed by several users.  The project is under MS Visual SourceSafe version control.

The problem is that the .vbp file must be checked out to add a form, module, etc., but only one person can check the file out at a time.  So when I have it checked out to add a form, no one else can be adding a form or module.  In addition, once I check in the new form and the new .vbp file, the other developers have no idea that those files have been checked in unless they do a get latest version of the project file.

Now, maybe the VSS model we are using is wrong.  The basics are that the working files are in a directory \\server\UserX\app.  VSS puts these in as read-only for all files except those which have been checked out by UserX.

In other applications you can use a path statement to get around this problem.  If you use a Shadow folder in VSS, the checked-in files are written to \\server\dev\app.  UserX has his checke out or new files in \\server\UserX\app and so you set up a PATH =  \\server\UserX\app;\\server\dev\app.  Thus, any checked-out files are found by the app before the checked-in files.

Is there any way to do this in VB?  Or is there another way to solve this problem?
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There is an option called allow multiple check out that may do what you want.

What we do is to check in the VBP then just make it writeable on each developers PC. When you want to add a form [that has been tested!] you checkout, update and check in. This works fine because the other developers can pick up the newer vbp when they get the new forms.
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Thanks.  That looks like it should work.
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