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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Netbeans 6.0 - working with VSS

Netbeans 6.0 - working with vss (Microsoft Visual SourceSafe).


1. first, we have to download VSS plugin:

a. Go to Tools -> Plugins -> Setting -> Add

b. name = VSS, url = http://updates.netbeans.org/netbeans/updates/6.0/uc/final/vcsgenerics/catalog.xml.gz

c. this will install vss plugin (netbeans restart may be needed...) (will create Versing tab on Menu bar)

2. Create new project (as desired) inside netbeans. (I will demonstrate -getlatest- for new project)

3. Go to Versioning -> Versioning Manager -> Add.

a. Working directory: name of the new project created (on netbeans)

b. VSS user name: user with privileges for using VSS DB.

c. VSS command: usually: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VSS\win32\SS.EXE

(sometimes this file is incorrect, try to copy it from VSS folder)

d. VSS project: Name of the project. like: $/projectName

e. VSS Database: the url, like: file://googledb/d$/VSS_FOR_PROJECT/

f. mark -get latest version- checkbox for getting files from server.

g. click on FINISH.

Get latest version will start working and the files will move to the project.

Hope it usefull...


  1. hi
    i done the above steps with netbeans 6.0 but i cannot able to connect with vss server.

    Can you provide the scrren shots.

    it will be very useful..

    thanks in advance

  2. which step failed?
    give more information.