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FIX: Error message when you try to set the value of the IVSSItem.AutoDetectEncoding property to "false" if the item is checked out in Visual SourceSafe 2005: "System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8004D67F)"

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When you try to set the value of the IVSSItem.AutoDetectEncoding property to "false" in Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005, you receive the following error message if the item is checked out:
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8004D67F): You cannot modify the properties of a file that is checked out.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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You must have Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart Requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix replaces the following Knowledge Base hotfixes:
  • 930282 FIX: Binary files may be corrupted when you try to use the Get command to retrieve the files from the history in Visual SourceSafe 2005
  • 930573 FIX: Visual SourceSafe 2005 may stop responding when you generate a report in the "Show History" dialog box

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
This hotfix updates the Visual SourceSafe 2005 automation interface. After you apply the hotfix, you can set the value of the IVSSItem.AutoDetectEncoding property to "false" when an item is checked out.

Note When you use an automation interface to check in changes in Visual SourceSafe 2005, the operation may fail if the value of the IVSSItem.AutoDetectEncoding property is set to "true."

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 932058 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 02:13:07 - Revision: 3.0

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