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Opening a Visual Basic project with a long file name, using any methodother than starting Visual Basic and then opening the project, results inVisual Basic opening the project using the short file name, causing theshort file name to appear on the title bar of the project.
If this project is under SourceSafe control, certain operations can producethe error:
"file or project not found"
Perform the following steps to resolve the problem:
Start Windows Explorer. From the View menu, select Options. In Windows 98, select Folder Options.
Click the File Types tab. Double-click Visual Basic Project in the Registered file types list box. The Edit File Type window appears.
Double-click Open in the Action list box. The Editing action for type: Visual Basic Project dialog box appears.
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: