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Microsoft KB Archive/171529

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Article ID: 171529

Article Last Modified on 12/10/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q171529

SYMPTOMS

Visual Basic reports an error loading the <project>.vbp files when loading a project group from the root directory of the drive where Visual Basic is installed.

CAUSE

Visual Basic is looking in the default directory (where VB5.exe was launched). It should look in the same directory as the .VBG file when no path info is stored in the .VBG file, but it does not.

RESOLUTION

Install Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or save the project to any location except the root directory of the drive where Visual Basic 5.0 is installed.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.

For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where,and Why


For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171554 INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2


MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Start a New Standard EXE project in Visual Basic 5.0.
  2. Select Add Project from the File menu.
  3. Select a new ActiveX Control Project.
  4. Select Save Project Group As from the File menu.
  5. Save all Files to the Root directory of the drive where Visual Basic 5.0 is installed.
  6. Select Open Project from the File menu.
  7. Select the group1.vbg that you just saved in step 5.

    At this time Visual Basic will give a "File not found" error stating that it cannot find the project <VBpath>\project1.vbp and <VBpath>\project2.vbp.


Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB171529