[Update: The feature depicted in the bitmap below will not be available until the Beta 1 release of the next version of Visual Studio. KorbyParnell DateTime.Now(:)]
One of the top customer complaints about source control integration in Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003 has been the difficulty of switching from one source control provider (aka plug-in) to another. For example, if you normally use Visual SourceSafe but one day install the GotDotNet source control provider to enlist in a GDN workspace like .Text or FlexWiki, the GDN provider becomes your default source control provider for Visual Studio. The next time you attempt to add a solution to source control, you discover that you cannot add it to a VSS database. Argh.
Last July, I pointed to a couple of these nifty little utilities from a blog post and added, “If you get a chance to compare and contrast (or have written any other SCC tools!), please post your comments.“
Within minutes, a reader commented, “Well, since you are asking, I feel compelled to mention my own SourceSelector, available halfway down this page: http://nidaros.homedns.org/subway/. That makes three! Perhaps MS should take the hint, and include such functionality in VS.“
Good idea. Compelling argument. Done.
(This feature will be available in Whidbey.)