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When you are creating a project in Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 by using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, if you change the value of the Format property of the DateTimePicker control from Short Date to another format, the value of the Format property reverts to Short Date. For example, if you change the value of the Format property to Long Date and then you save and close the resource editor, when you reopen the resource editor, the value has reverted to Short Date.
This behavior occurs because a problem exists in the Visual Studio .NET resource editor for Visual C++ projects.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone 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 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 Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 09-Mar-2004 17:44 7.10.4069.0 2,172,416 Resedit.dll
To work around this problem, you can set the Format property programmatically instead of by using the resource editor.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
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