Permanently changing Company name

Posted on 2004-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
How do you permanently change the company name in Visual Basic so that each new project you create you don't have to change the company name?
Question by:sk33v3
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    Expert Comment

    How are you setting the company name in the first place?

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    Author Comment

    The company name is automatically set in the properties dialog box. I know that it is the default value but I would like to change it.
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    Expert Comment

    I found a reference on the Web: Check out This is for MS Office, but I assume it's very similar for Visual Studio / Visual Basic.

    I just looked quickly on my system and found several dozen instances of the company name. DO NOT CHANGE THEM ALL - some of them may be linked to a serial number, or to a directory / path on a server, etc. Changing those would create a severe risk of damaging your installation.

    And, as always, create a full backup before modifying the registry.

    HTH, J
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    Accepted Solution

    There is an easy way to change all the default project properties

    Open a new project, set all the project properties to your prefered defaults. Then save the project and the form to Templates\Projects folder in your VB folder.  Restart VB inorder to get the templates reloaded

    Next time when you start a new project, select the template we just created. You got all your  default preferences set


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    Expert Comment

    remove and re-install with the correct company where you enter it.
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    Author Comment

    I was just hoping someone knew where the registry key or INI file that contained that info was.

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