When you want to share the same source code between two or more projects, you
can designate a file or files as shared. The shared files will appear in the Visual
SourceSafe folder for all projects where they have been shared.
To share files, follow these steps:
STEP BY STEP
2.7 Sharing Files from a VSS Project
In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, select the project to which you want to share
Choose SourceSafe, Share from the Visual SourceSafe menu.
In the resulting dialog box, use the Projects tree to navigate to the Visual
SourceSafe project whose files you want to share. Then choose the desired files
so that their names appear in the Files list (see Figure 2.18).
FIGURE 2.18 - Sharing files.
Click the Share button.
- The selected files are now shared between the two projects. Notice that the
document icon beside a shared file appears doubled (see Figure 2.19).
FIGURE 2.19 - Files icons showing that the files are shared.
After programmers make changes to a shared file, the changes will appear automatically
in all the projects where the file has been shared.
If you want to find out where a file is shared, you can right-click the file
in the Visual SourceSafe window, choose Properties from the shortcut menu, and
then choose the Links tab from the Properties dialog box.