In this post I would like to highlight how easy it is to connect to SVN repository using DotSVN.
Steps to follow:
1) Create an instance of ISVNRepository using the SVNRepositoryFactory
// The path to the root of an SVN FSFS repository
string repositoryPath = "file://" + "SomeValidPathToFSFS";
// Creates an ISVNRepository driver according to the protocol
// that is to be used to access a repository.
ISVNRepository repository = SVNRepositoryFactory.Create(new SVNURL(repositoryPath));
2) Now that we have a connection to the repository, we can get contents using the GetDir method.
// Dictionary to receive the SVN properties
IDictionary properties = new Dictionary();
// Now we call GetDir to get the contents at the specified path
// Here we specified an empty string to get the contents of the root
// Second argument is the version, -1 indicated the latest version
// Third argument is the property collection
ICollection dirEntries = repository.GetDir("", -1, properties);
The SVNDirEntry representation of a versioned directory entry, It contains
The Entry name
Entry kind (is it a file or directory).
File size (in case an entry is a file)
The last changed revision
The date when the entry was last changed
The name of the author who last changed the entry
The commit log message for the last changed revision.
3) Now we can iterate through the SVNDirEntry collection.
And that is it. We can also call other methods in the repository like
// Gets the Universal Unique IDentifier (UUID) of this repository
string repostoryUUID = repository.GetRepositoryUUID(true);
// Returns the latest revision of this repository
long latestRev = repository.GetLatestRevision();