If users do not use the Cross Platform Client is it still possible to exclusively lock files, for example, when using the Visual Studio integration?
Visual Studio Integration can lock files on check-out and then unlock files on check-in. To enable this feature follow these steps:
1. Open Visual Studio 2. Navigate to ‘Tools | Options | Source Control | Borland Star Team Options | Personal Options | File tab’ 3. Enable ‘Exclusively lock files on check-out’ 4. Enable ‘Clear file locks on check-in’
When a file is checked out a lock icon will appear to the left of the filename, stopping other users from accessing the file. This icon will disappear when the file is checked in, allowing other users to access the file again.