Many people are forced
to use multiple source code control systems on a single PC. For example, I do a
lot of side projects that are stored in CVS. I have another project that has some VB
code stored in PerForce. And I’m working
on a new project that will likely be using SourceGear’s Vault product.

On top of those three
systems, I’m a zealot on Source Control and try just about every product that
comes out. This means that I often have 5-10 different systems installed at the
same time.

For some reason,
Visual Studio only supports a single SCC provider called the “default” provider.
This always struck me as odd because it implies that there can be
“non-default” providers. Well, there can, you just can’t use them. :–)

The fix has always been to edit
the registry. Or if you are like me you would create a bunch of .reg files to
make the edits a bit quicker. This works but is a real pain in the
butt.

But thanks to Tor over
at Subway (an SCC
connection to Subversion), I now
have a neat utility called SourceSelect.exe
that allows me to switch the provider. This just made my life a lot
easier.