PRB: Long File Names are Converted to Short by Association

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SYMPTOMS

Opening a Visual Basic project with a long file name, using any method other than starting Visual Basic and then opening the project, results in Visual Basic opening the project using the short file name, causing the short file name to appear on the title bar of the project.

If this project is under SourceSafe control, certain operations can produce the error:
"file or project not found"

RESOLUTION

Perform the following steps to resolve the problem:
  1. Start Windows Explorer. From the View menu, select Options. In Windows 98, select Folder Options.
  2. Click the File Types tab. Double-click Visual Basic Project in the Registered file types list box. The Edit File Type window appears.
  3. Double-click Open in the Action list box. The Editing action for type: Visual Basic Project dialog box appears.
  4. In the Application used to perform action: text box, put quotation marks (" ") around the Command line for Visual Basic. The text should look like the following:
          "C:\ProgramFiles\Microsoft Visual Basic\vb32.exe" "%1"
    
    					
  5. Click OK, and close all windows and dialog boxes.
Now when you open a Visual Basic project with a long file name, the long file name appears on the title bar of the project.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

Properties

Article ID: 150706 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • 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
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 16-bit Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 32-Bit Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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