Visual SourceSafe can maintain a history of each check-in of a file as well
as the actual contents of all the versions of a file when the versions were checked
Visual SourceSafe assigns an incrementing version number (always a whole number)
to each checked-in version of a file. Visual SourceSafe also maintains a date-time
stamp that helps to identify the version.
Visual SourceSafe's automatically assigned version numbers can be useful for
tracking the modification history of a file.
The most useful version-tracking feature of Visual SourceSafe is the user-assigned
label. A user of Visual SourceSafe can assign a label to all the files in a project
at a given moment. Later Visual SourceSafe operations can manipulate the files
as a group.
Assigning labels is one of the primary ways that you can continue to identify
a particular version of a product, even after subsequent changes.
Although it is possible to assign labels to individual files in Visual SourceSafe,
it is more typical to label an entire project. To label the current version of
a project, follow these steps:
STEP BY STEP
2.6 Labeling the Current Version of a VSS Project
In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, select the project.
Choose File, Label from the Visual SourceSafe menu.
In the resulting Label dialog box, type the label that you want to give to
this version of the project. Typically, this
label will be something along the lines of "Version 1.0" (see Figure 2.17).
- Click OK to apply the label.
FIGURE 2.17 - Labeling a project.