A Change Set is a group of committable files and directories, with a message assigned. Subversion itself supports Changelists which currently can contain only files. SmartSVN automatically synchronizes the files of a Change Set with the corresponding SVN changelist. Change Sets are also known as 'prepared commit' in other version control systems.
You can create a Change Set by selecting the files/directory to assign to the Change Set and invoking Change Set|Move to Change Set (Move to Change Set). You can use the same menu item to add more committable files/directories to the Change Set, to move the selected files/directories to a different Change Set or to remove files/directories from a Change Set. When you are ready to commit, you can simply select the Change Set in the directory structure and invoke Modify|Commit (Commit).
When the project directory structure is selected (as opposed to a Change Set), deactivating View|Files Assigned to Change Set (Directory Tree and File Table) will give a better overview of changed files not already assigned to a Change Set.
A file/directory can only be assigned to one Change Set.
Change Set icons
|Change Set root node|
|Change Set root node, which contains the modified project root directory|
|A virtual Change Set directory, which does not represent an actual project directory, but is necessary to display child directories and files.|
|(various)||A Change Set directory which represents (or is equal to) the corresponding project directory, see Primary Directory States.|
Move to Change Set
Use Change Set|Move to Change Set to change the assignedof selected, committable files/directories.
To move the selected files/directory to a new Change Set, select New Change Set and enter the Message of the new Change Set. Select Remove this Change Set once it gets empty to automatically remove this Change Set once it gets empty. Select Allow only committable entries to automatically remove unchanged and other non-committable entries from Change Sets.
To move the selected files/directory to another, already existing Change Set, select Existing Change Set and choose the Target Change Set.
To remove the selected files/directory from their currently assigned Change Set, select Remove from Change Set.
You can use Drag-and-Drop to move files to a Change Set.
Use Change Set|Move Up to move the selectedone position up (when having multiple Change Sets).
Use Change Set|Move Down to move the selectedone position down (when having multiple Change Sets).
Use Change Set|Delete to delete the selected. This will only affect the Change Set assignment, not the files nor their SVN state.
Edit Properties (Change Set)
Use Change Set|Edit Properties to change the Message and other properties of the selected Move to Change Set.. For details, refer to