Saving Projects in VB
Posted on 2003-03-22
I have created a program in visual basic (named master copy) that when it will be distributed, I will need to make changes to modules, and then save entire program into a new folder(directory). In essence, I will be personalizing the program for the customer, which needs to be saved as is to be accessed later for upgrades for that customer. I have tried to copy/paste the frm and bas files, and I have opened the existing project (master copy), and tried to "Save Project As" to the new DIR. The problem that I am running into is that whenever I make changes to the new files from the new DIR, the changes are occurring within the orignal master copy. I haven't checked other parts of the program, but one area where it is happening no matter how the new files are created, is in the Menu. (example: In the new files I disabled a menu item, saved the project and the menu within the master copy changes as well. I am pretty much self taught , so I am posing this question to you.
Is it possible to have a master copy of a prog. and make changes then save the changed form of the prog to a new file DIR without modifying the original master copy?
What would be the most time saving way to accomplish this task, with multiple directories and customers?
OR, is there something I am doing wrong or simply missing?
I hope this makes sense...