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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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Pinning Files

In certain situations we may need to use a previous file version to build or test our projects. We could get that specific version but this would not stop unaware team members from checking out the file and making additional changes to it. For this or for other purposes SourceSafe provides file pins. To pin a file to a specific version we use the Pin button in the file's history.

Pinning Files

We select the specific version we want to pin the file to and click the Pin button. The file is pinned to that specific version and the Pin button turns into Unpin. We will use this button to later unpin the file.

In the Visual SourceSafe Explorer we can see ...

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