INFO: How SourceSafe Selects a Viewer for a File

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 123470 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q123470
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Expand all | Collapse all

SUMMARY

To check settings to select a viewer for a file, SourceSafe follows these steps in order:

  1. Uses SRCSAFE.ini or SS.ini settings for selected extension. For example:
    .DOC = C:\WINWORD\WINWORD.EXE %1
  2. Uses Editor setting in SRCSAFE.INI or SS.INI to set a default editor for all files opened in SourceSafe. For example:
    Editor = C:\WINWORD\WINWORD.EXE %1
  3. Uses the Windows registration database and WIN.INI to determine association for the selected file's extension.
  4. Uses its default editor. To have SourceSafe use its default editor set the variable in the SRCSAFE.INI or SS.INI to null. For example:
    .PRG =

MORE INFORMATION

In Visual SourceSafe 6.0 only, you can select an editor from the Visual SourceSafe Explorer. To do this, hold down the shift key, right-click on a file, select "View...," and then click Advanced >>. You can select the option to use the Visual SourceSafe default editor, registered application, or an editor of your choice.

Properties

Article ID: 123470 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 3.01
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 3.02
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 3.04
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
  • Microsoft SourceSafe
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbinfo KB123470

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com