Visual Basic Projects and Visual SourceSafe

For the most part, development of a Visual Basic project under source code control is similar to how you work on an ordinary project. The primary difference is that you must check out files in order to modify them. I’ve said that when you check out a source code file, it’s much like checking out a book at the library and taking it home. You can make changes to the book because you have it—although you shouldn’t do this to a library book—but no other person can make changes to it until you check it in and that person then checks it out. However, unlike a small library that houses only one copy of each book, Visual SourceSafe provides as many read-only copies of every source code file as necessary for ...

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