INFO: How SourceSafe Selects a Viewer for a File

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SUMMARY
To check settings to select a viewer for a file, SourceSafe follows thesesteps 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 VisualSourceSafe Explorer. To do this, hold down the shift key, right-click on afile, select "View...," and then click Advanced >>. You can select theoption to use the Visual SourceSafe default editor, registered application,or an editor of your choice.
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Article ID: 123470 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 07:55:56 - Revision: 2.0

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