VSS2005: how to use labels to allow quick compiling of earlier versions of code?
Using Visual SourceSafe 2005, what do I need to do to tell VSS 2005 that the current version of code should be labelled (or whatever) so that after further revisions I can come back later and get the version of code that was labelled?
How to: Label an Item at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9e8x236w(VS.80).aspx, making sure you select a project/folder on the left side pane.
To label the current version of a file or project:
In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, select the file or project to label.
On the File menu, click Label.
In the Label dialog box, enter descriptive text in the Label box.
Optionally enter a comment for the label in the Comment box.
How to: Label an Item Using a SourceSafe Plug-in at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zz3bhef7(VS.80).aspx (Which I did not know.) [This does not work.]
To get the latest version by Label
In the How to: Label an Item topic (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9e8x236w(VS.80).aspx) there is a link to the How to: Get an Item to Your Working Folder (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kh8hd2cw(VS.80).aspx) that describes how to get the latest version of a file or project and the latest version by label:.