FIX: Access Violation in Visual Basic IDE During VSS Check-in or Check-out

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When you work on a project that uses type libraries, and the type libraries are maintained under source control by using Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS), Access Violation errors may occur in Vb6.exe when you check in or check out the project file.

The most common file types that may contain type libraries have the following file name extensions:
  • TLB
  • OCX
  • DLL
  • OLB
  • EXE
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version     Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------   22-Mar-2003  05:06  1,695,504  Vba6.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Article ID: 817260 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 18:43:30 - Revision: 6.3

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 5
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