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Extracting Comments from Visual SourceSafe

, 3 Jan 2004
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Tool for extracting comments from a Visual SourceSafe database.

Important Note

Schiott_SourceReport requires Visual SourceSafe to be pre-installed. If you already have the Visual Basic 6.0 runtime, just download the executable.


Schiott_SourceReport is a tool for extracting comments from a SourceSafe database. Schiott_SourceReport displays the Visual SourceSafe in a tree structure. By selecting a folder (project) from the tree view, you can collect comments from all files in the current folder and its subfolders. Schiott_SourceReport will create a simple text file containing comments from a given date.

You can also ask for comments on files between two labels or files that are different from those on your hard disk.

How to get started:

  1. Install the program.
  2. Start the program.


  3. The program will try to log on to your default SourceSafe database.

    If it fails, a logon screen will appear. Point to your scrsafe.ini file. If you normally logon to VSS without providing a username and password, it should be sufficient to point to your srcsafe.ini file and click OK. Otherwise, you must provide a username and password too.

Once you can see your VSS tree structure:

  1. Make a selection in the tree view.
  2. Enter a valid filename for the log file.
  3. Choose a date.
  4. Hit the Printer button. If it doesn't start, do it again (focus bug in the calendar control).

I’ll be back with explanations of the other features.


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QuestionI need to obtain all files BY COMMENT, how cand I do it? Pinmemberserhhio15-Jul-12 23:36 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberAnne Moroney30-Dec-10 8:58 
QuestionSource? Find user/date for uncommented checkins? PinmemberAnne Moroney30-Dec-10 8:54 
AnswerRe: Source? Version#? OK=Find uncommented checkins? PinmemberAnne Moroney30-Dec-10 9:06 
GeneralNice ! PinmemberVandebeuque26-Nov-10 0:19 
GeneralRe: Nice ! Pinmemberjerschio26-Nov-10 2:23 
GeneralRe: Nice ! PinmemberVandebeuque26-Nov-10 2:36 
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AnswerRe: Why is this here?!? Pinmemberjerschio5-Jan-04 20:48 
GeneralRe: Why is this here?!? Pinmemberjerschio6-Jan-04 13:40 

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