FIX: The COleDateTime::SetDate method does not return an invalid status on an incorrect date in Visual C++ .NET 2003

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For a Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 version of this article, see 813647.
The behavior of the Active Template Library (ATL) COleDateTime::SetDate method is different in Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 from the behavior of this method in Microsoft Visual C 6.0. When a user enters a date that is not valid, the COleDateTime::SetDate method no longer sets the status of the COleDateTime object to invalid.
A supported hotfix 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.

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The English version of this hotfix 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   Size       File name   ---------------------------------------------   03-Jun-2003  18:14     16,940  Atlcomtime.inl   23-Jun-2003  20:21  1,199,632  Atls.lib   23-Jun-2003  20:20  1,323,008  Atls.pdb   23-Jun-2003  20:20  1,239,390  Atlsd.lib   23-Jun-2003  20:20  1,323,008  Atlsd.pdb
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. In Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, create a new Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) Dialog application.
  2. Insert the following code in a Button event handler:
    COleDateTime dtDate;CString szDate;BOOL bOK;bOK = dtDate.SetDate(2003, 2, 29);if((bOK == 0) && (dtDate.GetStatus() == COleDateTime::valid)){	AfxMessageBox("Date Valid!");}
  3. Run the application.

    The dtDate variable returns a valid state for a date that is not valid.
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