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Using Visual SourceSafe Integration

This feature is supported in the Ultimate edition only.

The Visual SourceSafe (VSS) integration in IntelliJ IDEA is a helpful tool to work with a Visual SourceSafe repository. IntelliJ IDEA implements the most frequently needed commands (Open Source Safe Explorer, Check In/Out, Add, Undo Checkout, Get Latest Version); Next, Previous, Rollback, Old text actions are available from the dedicated gutter bar in changed locations. Thus, the integration is not a complete substitute for the fully functional VSS client.

To use SourceSafe integration with IntelliJ IDEA, make sure that:

  • Visual SourceSafe client is installed.
  • The following limitations to the VSS options are observed in the SourceSafe Options dialog box:
    • The option Use read-only flag for the files that are not checked out is checked in the Local Files tab.
    • The Assume working folder based on the current project and Assume project based on working folder options should not be checked in the Command Line tab.

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Last modified: 18 July 2017