Visual SourceSafe is a tool that allows a team of developers to share source code. It also provides an easy-to-use versioning system. In this chapter, we outlined some of the more basic features of SourceSafe and discussed how it can be used in managing your Visual Basic project.

We haven't been able to look at all of the features provided by VSS, but this whirlwind tour of this tool has given us the chance to look at some of the issues connected with version tracking and source control. We saw how a tool such as VSS can help us keep track of who is editing which files, and how it can help us maintain a library of previous versions of our code. This means that if we have to fix bugs in an old release, we will still have the appropriate files. We also saw how VSS can help us manage and maintain code modules which are shared by a number of different projects or releases.

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