Solved

Using Source Safe with Visual Studio 2008

Posted on 2009-04-14
1
235 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
Hello,

I am working on a project that uses Visual Studio 2008. We have developed some web applications but we do not have any source control mechanism in place. Someone mentioned that possible conflicts might exists between Visual Studio 2008 and Source Safe. We have an MSDN subscription, so eventually we plan to install TFS which I know has source control built in. Currently I am the only one on the team writing and maintaining code at this time.

TFS is the long term goal, but I really don't have time to install and configure it. I am tempted to just install Visual Source Safe on my PC and to create the source safe database locally on my machine, until in a few months we can install TFS. Even better would be for me to create the Visual Source Safe database on a remote server. But that also might involve a large investement of my time. A few years ago I installed Visual Source Safe on a standalone PC and it was great for me being able to version my software. So in summary here are my questions.

Given my current situation:
-If I installed VSS on my local PC, would it work in conjunction with Visual Studio 2008?
-If I installed the VSS database on my local PC, can I later easily reconfigure VSS for a remote server for the source code database?
-Would using VSS be a bad idea if I later intend to install TFS

Anyway, I would appreciate some advice. Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:brgdotnet
1 Comment
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Dhaest earned 300 total points
ID: 24145124
You need to install an fix. See articles below which will guide you on how to enable the integration.

Enable VS 2008 integration with VSS 2005
http://sweechingho.blogspot.com/2008/04/enable-vs-2008-integration-with-vss.html

Visual SourceSafe 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 - Fix
http://tiredblogger.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/visual-sourcesafe-2005-and-visual-studio-2008-fix/
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Recently while returning home from work my wife (another .NET developer) was murmuring something. On further poking she said that she has been assigned a task where she has to serialize and deserialize objects and she is afraid of serialization. Wha…
A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now