Using Visual SourceSafe – Introduction to Microsoft Source Code Control Interface (MSSCCI)

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MSSCCI stands for Microsoft Source Code Control Interface. The latest version of MSSCCI is 1.3.

In Visual Studio 6 and 2003/net, MSSCCI is the only option to integrate source control features into Visual Studio. In Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, we can use VSPackage or MSSCCI to integrate source control features into Visual Studio.

Visual Studio and MSSCCI
(Visual Studio and MSSCCI)

 

VSPackage is a new way to extend Visual Studio and is much more complex than MSSCCI. The newer version of SourceAnywhere will use VSPackage to provide better integration with Visual Studio.

MSSCCI has been around for more than a decade and is supported by many development products, like PowerBuilder, IBM Rational product line and Visual Studio.

MSSCCI was available only to VSIP (Visual Studio Industry Partner) members. To download the specification, you needed to sign a NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with Microsoft. Now, the specification is freely available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb166170(VS.80).aspx

Microsoft is opening up gradually and slowly. 🙂

 

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