Do you know how to rename files that under SourceSafe control?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] about 2 months ago.See history

Whenever we rename a file in Visual Studio .NET, the file becomes a new file in SourceSafe. If the file has been checked-out, the status of old file will remain as checked-out in SourceSafe.

The step by step to rename a file that under SourceSafe control:

  1. Save and close the file in Visual Studio .NET, and check in the file if it is checked-out.
  2. Open Visual SourceSafe Explorer and rename the file.
  3. Rename it in Visual Studio .NET, click "Continue with change" to the 2 pop-up messages:

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Figure: Warning message of renaming files under source control.

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Figure: You are seeing this as the new file name already exists in SourceSafe, just click "Continue with change".

Visual Studio .NET should find the file under source control and it will come up with a lock icon

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