Let''s say you want to save a backup of your project exactly the way it is now. You''re going to make some big changes to your code, and if you mess up you want to come back to your nice clean original version.
What''s the fastest way to do this?
I guess you could just copy-paste the project directory and name the new directory something like "MyProject Backup." IS that the best way to do it?
Yes, use Visual SourceSafe. It''s integrated into VC++ and it''s very easy to use.
If I want to "experiment" and change some large amount of code, I''ll first "check in" everything and/or put a "label" on the latest version of all the files. Then I''ll go ahead and make the changes. If they don''t work and I want to go back, it''s just a simple matter of "get latest version" or "get label" from VSS.
It''s also nice to be able to look back at all the different versions of the same file.
Don''t do any large programming project withtout some sort of version control.