How make it not save the code automatically in vb2012

How can we make that the source code NBOT save any changes unless told to? At this moment we noticed that when we exit and reopen, code has been saved.

Please advice.
rayluvsAsked:
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Asim NazirCommented:
Hi,

IDE saves code when you Build/Run your code. On closing IDE, it normally prompts for saving un-saved changes.

We had option of not saving changes even on Build/Run in earlier versions of Visual studios but this is removed since VS2010.

I hope it helps.

Asim
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ggzfabCommented:
As stated by Asim, this looks to be removed.
I normally save/backup my app before making larger changes, you could do so too before changing code for testing.
Another option might be to use Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS), that will allow to return to a previous coding stage.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx for the info.

2 question:

1.  If we were to backup the code, what exactly should we backup? The entire solution
     or specific portions that Vb2012 does save?

2. Is Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) free? If so, do you have a link to download it?

Again, thank you.
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Asim NazirCommented:
Hi,

You can simply create backup of whole solution or else if you have number of projects added to your solution then you can take backup/copy of that particular project only.

VSS is not free and not supported now. Microsoft offers MS Team System in place of VSS. Anyway, you may download and configure SVN as Source control.

I hope it helps.
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ggzfabCommented:
@1: Just the parts that are changed. You could use the [Save as] for saving the code with a  name extension like the date and/or sequencenumber.
@2: Asim's proposed SVN is indeed a free opensource solution to do functionally the same. The Microsoft solution will cost, but when working for a company it might already be in the lisenced app's and worth checking for.
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Asim NazirCommented:
In case you are planning to do changes at mass level then better would be to do backup of at least projects - as in mass level changes it will be difficult to do backup of individual files...
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Understood on the recommendations.  

Is there a reason why VB2012 deleted the option of not saving changes automatically? (it just seems like Microsoft really wants to control even our developing environment)
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Asim NazirCommented:
I am not sure why they removed but let me share my experience when these changes were not saved automatically... It was my 1st year in professional software development career and I was doing a change in my project and simply compiled and built it but changes I did were not reflecting in the app. You know what was the reason behind it? I was compiling and running my project without automatically saving changes :). So, each time you change your project, you have to explicitly save changes otherwise VS was just ignoring it... which sometimes become annoying.

So, this sort of issues were there and there was no real need of compiling things without saving latest changes... So, may be they removed due to same!
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Understood.

Thanx!
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx!
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