D.5 Retrieving a Project

When you join a group project, you will usually need to retrieve a local copy of a project that is already in the source control database. (The only developer in a group project who doesn't have to do this is the one who created the project in the first place.) To do this, use the File Source Control Open from Source Control menu item. You will be presented with the login dialog (Figure D-2 ) to allow you to specify the database you want to use. Next, you will select the appropriate folder in the database. When you press OK, VS.NET will download the solution and all of its projects to the local folder that you specify.

You have to do this only once for any particular solution on any given developer machine. If you simply want to refresh your local copy so that it is in sync with the version in source control, use the Get Latest Version technique described earlier.