This feature is a life saver. I was working on my school project, and I was drawing UML Diagram with an Eclipse plugin. All of a sudden, the diagram went off, and all I saw was a screen with blank class boxes. I was going crazy, trying to find differences between a valid document and a buggy one with my eyes etc. Then i remembered a feature that Eclipse had: Local Revisions.
Every time you modify a file, Eclipse saves a copy of the old one in .metadata folder of the project. I was unable to reach the history in the IDE, but i can see the changes in the history folder.
The last version that worked was somewhere around 10 PM, and I manually copied the contents of that time period.
And now I can see my diagrams.
Admittedly, this is what SCM is for, but think of it that way: you wouldn’t commit a diagram until it is not near complete. You also wouldn’t want to waste 1 hour just to redraw the diagram.
My request is that they incorporate this small feature into VS 2010, or perhaps some good soul can do this as a free plugin into R# or directly into VS.
11-19-2009 12:38 AM