Visual Source Safe - Projects, Subprojects, files confused with IDE, getting started...
Posted on 2005-05-02
Dang, I knew this was going to happen. VSS is slowing me down. I know it will help me in the long run, but right now is painful.
Okay, I have a main project with 20 subprojects. Each subproject has its own working folder. Using the VSS help, I established my main project, created the subprojects, and placed each project until control. VSS would display all of the files to control, I would press okay, we're off and running. Not so fast...
So, this morning I popped into my IDE (Embedded Visual C++ 4.1, Windows XP Pro), and tried to make some code changes. The first went as I would expect it: the file was write locked, I said check it out, and off we went. But, when I went to change another file, it gave me the same error. This time, the file was flagged as NOT under source control in the IDE although it IS in the VSS subproject.
What? How did this happen, and how do I fix it? I'm stuck in a paradox at the moment.
Second question - I'm in the IDE. There is a file that is NOT checked into VSS (let's say it is a new file). How the heck to I
specify the sub project?
Frustrated. Points awarded for speed of correct answer and may be inscreased (living topic).