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Microsoft KB Archive/173065

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Article ID: 173065

Article Last Modified on 2/24/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q173065

SYMPTOMS

When you are working on a Developer Studio project (DSP) that is source code controlled (SCC), the SCC project has been branched, and you are working on the branched version of the DSP, the following occurs:

  1. SCC operations such as Check In and Check Out are carried out in the original, not the branched, project.
  2. The working folder for the original SCC project is reset to the working folder of the branched project.


CAUSE

  1. The .DSP (Developer Studio Project) and .DSW (Developer Studio Workspace) files contain a reference to the SCC project that they were initially added to. When those files were branched in the SCC application and then opened in Visual Studio, they still referenced the project they were added to, not the project they were branched into.
  2. From the SCC standpoint the original project has been opened in a different folder (subdirectory), so the working folder setting is updated to point to the new location.


RESOLUTION

The first resolution will work with any SCC provider that integrates with DevStudio the second is specific to Visual SourceSafe.

NOTE: Both .DSP and .DSW files are automatically generated with warnings not to edit them. At this time, however, this problem cannot be resolved without editing them manually.

Symptom 1

Resolution 1

The resolution here assumes that you have also added the workspace file (DSW) to source control. If this is not the case, ignore references to checking in and checking out the .DSW, otherwise the resolution is identical.

  1. Check In or Undo Check Out of all checked out files, and then close Developer Studio.
  2. From the SCC branched project, recursively Get all the files into their working directories. Do this in the SCC application itself (such as the Visual SourceSafe Explorer), not Developer Studio.
  3. Check Out the .DSW and all .DSP files from the branched workspace. As in step 2, do this in the SCC application.
  4. Edit the .DSP file(s), and remove the following lines:

          # PROP Scc_ProjName ""$/<project name>", <physical file name>"
          # PROP Scc_LocalPath "."
                            
  5. In the .DSW, remove the lines:

          begin source code control
          end source code control
                            

    and all lines between them.

  6. Save and Check In the .DSW and .DSP(s).
  7. Delete the <workspace>.OPT file from the working folder of the branched project.
  8. Delete vssver.scc and mssccprj.scc also, if they exist.
  9. Restart Visual Studio and open the local copy of the branched .DSW.
  10. From the DevStudio IDE add the .DSW to source control, this time add it to the branched project.

    Answer Yes to the following message:

    A Microsoft Developer Studio project with the same name already exists in the selected source control project. Do you want to reconnect to the existing project?

  11. From the DevStudio IDE, check out the .DSW.
  12. For each project (.DSP) in the workspace choose Project, Add to Source Control, and then add the .DSP back to the corresponding branched SCC project. Answer Yes when prompted as in step 10. Also, answer Yes when prompted to check out the .DSP file.
  13. Check In the .DSW and all .DSP files.

Resolution 2 (Visual SourceSafe specific)

  1. Check In or Undo Check Out of all checked out files, and then close Developer Studio.
  2. Check Out the .DSW and all .DSP (if there are multiple projects in the workspace) files from the branched project. Do this in the Visual SourceSafe Explorer.
  3. Find the physical file names for the branched project(s) by using the SS Physical command. Make note of these file names. For additional information on finding physical file names, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    131447 HOWTO: Use PHYSICAL Command to Find SourceSafe Database File

  4. Edit the .DSP files. Look for all of the lines that look like:

          # PROP Scc_ProjName ""$/<project name>", <physical file name>"
                            

    Change the project name and the physical file name to match the branched project and its physical file name.

  5. Edit the .DSW file. Look for all of the lines that look like:

          "$/<project name>", <physical file name>
                            

    There will be one line for each .DSP in the workspace, and an additional line under the "Global:" section if the .DSW itself is source controlled. As in step 4, change the project name and the physical file name to match the branched project and its physical file name.

  6. Save and Check In the .DSW and .DSP(s).
  7. Delete the <workspace>.OPT file from the working folder of the branched project.
  8. Delete the vssver.scc and mssccprj.scc, if they exist.
  9. Open the either the local or the Visual SourceSafe copy of the project.

Symptom 2:

Resolution

  1. Open the original project by clicking File, Open Workspace, Source Control in the DevStudio IDE. Select the original SCC project.
  2. The "Create local project.." dialog box appears. In the "Create a new project in the folder:" field you will see the working folder of the branched project. Change this to the working folder of the original project. Click OK to exit this dialog box.
  3. In the Open Workspace dialog box, click Open to reset the working folder to the correct location.


STATUS



This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

To reproduce the following steps, the Developer Studio project that you use must be SCC controlled.

  1. In the SCC application, branch the original project into a new project.
  2. In Developer Studio, enlist in the branched SCC project by clicking File, Open Workspace, Source Control in Developer Studio, and selecting the branched SCC project.
  3. Check Out a file in Developer Studio. Note that in the SCC application, the checked out file is in the original, not the branched project. After closing the Developer Studio workspace, the working folder for the original SCC project is located in the branched project.

(c) Microsoft Corporation 1997, All Rights Reserved. Contributions by David de Groot, Microsoft Corporation


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