If you want to view the latest version of a file, you can check it out. However, if the file is already checked out, or if you only want to view the file (not modify it), you can get the latest version of a file. When you do, Visual FoxPro copies the most current checked-in version of a file to your computer, but leaves it as a read-only file. You can get the latest version of a file even if it's currently checked out.
If the file you're getting is a text file, the source control software will merge the most current one with your vesrsion instead of simply overwriting it.
|To merge files when getting the latest version, you might need to enable this as an option in your source control software. For details, see the documentation for your source control software.|
To get the latest version of a file
In the Project Manager Window, select the file for which you want the latest version.
From the Project menu, choose Source Control, and then choose Get Latest Version. If the file is currently checked out, you're prompted to replace or merge your checked-out version with the current version from the source control project.
Note: If you already have the file checked out, Visual FoxPro prompts you to overwrite it. If you've made changes to the file since last checking it out, choose No when prompted to replace the file.