Shows historical information for the selected file or project.
History of a file can only be viewed by item. For a project, the history can be viewed either by item or version. This can be specified in the General Tab of History Option dialog box.
Dialog Box Items
(View project history by item)
If the file/project history is viewed by item, the history list displays the history of a selected file or project, including all significant changes, as seen in the following figure:
For each significant change, shows the affected items, the user who performed the action, the date and time of the change, the version number resulted from the change, the action of the change, and the comment of the change. The listed item can be a file or a subproject within the selected project.
This history list is divided into the following columns:
Name: The name of the item the change was made to
User: The user who made the change
Date: The date and time the change occurred
Version: The version number of the item that resulted from the change
Action: The action that corresponded to the change
Comment: The comment of the action
(View project history by version)
If the project history is viewed by version, the History Explorer dialog box displays all versions of the selected project, as seen below:
Each version corresponds to a change set that changed part of the project or its descendants. This allows you to view the change set that caused the project to increment its version number.
The history list is divided into the following columns:
Version: the version number of the project
Date: The date and time the change set was made to the project
User: The user who made the change set
Comment: The comment of the change set.
Closes the dialog box.
If a project is selected, displays the View Project dialog box which shows the structure of the project that existed at the selected version of the project.
If a file is selected, displays the View or Edit dialog box.
Displays the Version Details dialog box that shows the history details of a selected item's change set transaction. Double-clicking a file or project in the history list will also open the Version Details dialog box.
Performs the Get command on the selected version of an item.
Performs the Show Differences command on the selected version of an item.
Performs the Annotate command on the selected version of a file.
Performs the Label command on the selected version of an item.
Performs the Branch command on the selected version of an item. The History Branch dialog box will be displayed.
Performs the Pin/Unpin command on the selected version of an item. (This button toggles between Pin and Unpin depending on the Pin status of the selected item.)
Rollback (available only for files)
Returns a file to the selected version. Enter a comment for the rollback in Rollback Comment dialog box. Rollback is not available for a pinned or checked-out file.
Exports the project history to a file.
Refreshes the file/project history.