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VSS treating js files as binary files

8:23 pm on Apr 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I wasn't sure where to ask this question as it's not strictly a webmaster question but hopefully the mods won't mind - I've tried MS forums.

I'm having problems with javascript files in my Visual Studio/Visual SourceSafe environment. When I try to compare a local copy with the VSS version by right-clicking on the file in Solution Explorer in VS and selecting 'Compare ...' all I am told is that the binary files differ. I would expect to see a dialog box entitled 'Difference Options' allowing to compare a different VSS version of the file or different local versions.

I'm pretty certain it's just a setting somewhere but I just can't seem to find it. So I was hoping some of the MS developers/webmasters here may be able to help me out?

Cheers John

9:07 pm on Apr 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Not sure which version you're using. But with version 6.0 it looks like the following may let you change settings:
Go to Tools, Options, then scroll way to the right to the "File types" tab.
9:29 pm on Apr 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I've tried that already. My binary files setting is


I've tried adding *.js to the files types and groups below the Binary Files to no avail.

I'm using version 6.0d of VSS.

6:24 am on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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For this error message, you can take a look at this page:

Catherine Sea

[edited by: coopster at 1:32 pm (utc) on May 4, 2009]
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