Source Control Commands

Source Insight has several standard Custom Commands built-in to handle source control operations. The Options > Custom Commands dialog box lets you edit the commands. By default, they are setup to support Microsoft® Visual Source Safe™. However, you can easily change them to support other source control, or version control systems.

The source control commands appear in the table below. Their exact meanings are really based on how you choose to set them up in the Custom Commands dialog box. See also “Custom Commands”. Source Insight defines the following command semantics.

Table 4.1: Source Control Commands

Command Name


Check Out

Checks the current file out of the Source Control project, so that you can edit it.

Check In

Checks the current file into the Source Control project. You should use Check In after you are finished editing a file, and want to put it back into the main Source Control project for other team members to access.

Undo Check Out

Reverses the action of a Check Out. This does not check the file back in.

Sync to Source Control Project

Updates all the files in your local project so they are current with respect to the Source Control project.

Sync File to Source Control Project

Updates the current file so it is current with respect to the Source Control project.