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Configuring Source Control Provider in Visual Studio.NET 2003

May 10th, 2007

I am working on moving a .NET 1.1 App (Visual Studio.NET 2003) from Visual SourceSafe to Perforce Source Control. In Visual Studio.NET 2005 it is easy to change the source control provider by going to Tools -> Options -> Source Control -> Plug-in Selection. Unforunately in Visual Studio.NET 2003 it is not quite so straightforward and it isn’t possible to change the source control provider directly from the IDE. You need to modify the registry to actually change the source control provider in Visual Studio.NET 2003. I found a nice little application (Source Control Provider (SCP) Selector) that sits in your system tray that allows you to change the source control provider just by selecting the appropriate one from a list. It worked a charm for me!

Source Control Provider (SCP) Selector

http://www.kilic.net/weblog/archives/000183.html

Update: You will need to restart Visual Studio once you change your source control provider, it isn’t sufficient to just close and open the new solution.

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  1. YA
    December 28th, 2008 at 12:30 | #1

    Great post!!!
    thanks!!

  2. April 20th, 2010 at 08:56 | #2

    Thanks, on install visual studio picked up the wrong source control provider and this post was very useful. VS 2005 allows you to change SCP through the interface.

  3. Mike Hall
    December 10th, 2010 at 15:53 | #3

    Thank you very much.
    I am running Windows Server 2008 R2.
    The location of the key referenced in the KB on this OS is:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeSourceControlProvider

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