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Check Out from SVN Repository

Create a new local copy of a repository by retrieving files from source control.

  1. Right-click in the white space (any blank area) in the Current Folder browser and select Source Control > Manage Files.

  2. In the Manage Files Using Source Control dialog box, select the source control interface from the Source control integration list. To use SVN, leave the default SVN.

  3. If you know your repository location, paste it into the Repository path field.

    Otherwise, to browse for and validate the repository path to retrieve files from, click Change.

    1. In the Specify SVN Repository URL dialog box, specify the repository URL by entering a URL in the box, using the list of recent repositories, or by using the Repository button .

      Caution

      Use file:// URLs only for single-user repositories. For more information, see Share a Subversion Repository.

    2. Click Validate to check the repository path.

      If you see an authentication dialog box for your repository, enter the login information to continue.

    3. If the path is invalid, check the URL against your source control repository browser.

      If necessary, select a deeper folder in the repository tree. You might want to check out from trunk or from a branch folder under tags, if your repository contains tagged versions of files. You can check out from a branch, but the built-in SVN integration does not support branch merging. Use an external tool such as TortoiseSVN to perform branch merging.

    4. When you have finished specifying the URL path you want to retrieve, click OK. The dialog box closes and you return to the Manage Files Using Source Control dialog box.

  4. In the Manage Files Using Source Control dialog box, select the sandbox folder to store the retrieved files and click Retrieve.

    If you see an authentication dialog box for your repository, enter the login information to continue.

    Caution

    Use local sandbox folders. Using a network folder with SVN slows source control operations.

    The Manage Files Using Source Control dialog box displays messages as it retrieves the files from source control.

Note

To update an existing sandbox from source control, see Update SVN File Status and Revision.

Retrieve Tagged Version of Repository

To use tags with SVN, you need the standard folder structure in your repository. For more information, see Standard Repository Structure.

  1. Right-click in the white space in the Current Folder browser, and select Source Control > Manage Files.

  2. In the Manage Files Using Source Control dialog box, select the source control interface from the Source control integration list. To use SVN, leave the default SVN.

  3. Click Change to select the repository path that you want to retrieve files from.

  4. In the Specify SVN Repository URL dialog box:

    1. Select a recent repository from the Repository list, or click the Repository button to browse for the repository location.

    2. Click Validate to show the repository browser.

    3. Expand the tags folder in the repository tree, and select the tag version you want. Navigate up a level in the repository if the URL contains the trunk.

    4. Click OK to continue and return to the Manage Files Using Source Control dialog box.

  5. Select the sandbox folder to receive the tagged files. You must use an empty sandbox folder or specify a new folder.

  6. Click Retrieve.

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