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The sample code in this article, along with the description of the structures and functions used, provides a guide to retrieving a collection of SourceSafe items and getting the history for these items. The sample code is written in C++.
The SourceSafe Object Model contains 7 objects. The top-most of these objects is the VSSDatabase object. The first step in any SourceSafe OLE Automation client is to make a connection to a VSSDatabase pointer through the IClassFactory interface. This article assumes that there is already a pointer to the VSSDatabase object. For more information about getting a VSSDatabase pointer, please see the following Knowledge Base article:
169928There are several operations available from the VSSItem object that produce collections. The Items property returns a collection of all children associated with a VSSItem, this is useful for listing all the children of a SourceSafe Project. The Checkouts property returns a collection of all checkouts on a file in Sourcesafe.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/169928/EN-US/ )How To Open a SourceSafe Database with OLE Automation in C++
The method discussed in this article is the Versions method, which returns a collection of Version objects. These represent old versions, labels and other actions that have been applied to the file or project in SourceSafe during its lifetime.
Once you have a pointer to a valid IVSSItem, call the get_Versions method. get_Versions requires a long integer containing a number representing flag values, and a pointer to a pointer to an IVSSVersions object.
Call the _NewEnum method from pointer to IVSSVersions passing a pointer to an LPUNKNOWN. Then QueryInterface on the LPUNKNOWN for an IEnumVARIANT interface. The IEnumVARIANT Interface supports Next, Skip, and Reset methods. Using the Next Method within a while loop allows you to retrieve each version within the collection using the punkVal property to get a pointer to IUnknown.
MSDN Library: IClassFactory; IEnumVARIANT Interface; Visual SourceSafe OLE Automation
You can download the header file ssauto.h from the following Web site: