VB gives error when i'm trying to get the latest version from vss

Hi,

we use VSS for our project. I've taken the latest copy from the vss into my local working folder.
But when i open the project from VB and try to modify and save it i get a error message like "Unable to reload, try closing the application from file menu and open it again"

Can any body tell me what is the problem?


Thanks & Regards
Balraj





BalrajNethaAsked:
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EDDYKTCommented:
>>I've taken the latest copy from the vss


Files are still read-only
codeconquerorCommented:
You didn't properly Check Out the files.  You have to check them out in order to modify them.  Or, delete the source safe files (vssver.scc and mssccprj.scc), then via Explorer, make the files non-read-only, then open the project and do what you want, but this will be editing them outside of sourcesafe, so make sure that's what you want.
BalrajNethaAuthor Commented:
Hi

i've checked in all the files before getting the latest files from the vss server
i want the latest source code from vss so that i can work with that code using my local vss.

I've windows Xp  and VB6 - sp 6 installed on my machine

Two of my collegaues are using the same source code from vss

Thanks
Balraj





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codeconquerorCommented:
Then, delete the source safe files (vssver.scc and mssccprj.scc), then via Explorer make the files non-read-only, then open the project and do what you want, but this will be editing them outside of sourcesafe.  If you now want this project in your local copy of Source Safe, then add this project in via the VB IDE and choose your local VSS database.  Or, check out your local copy, then paste the files from the server over those files and then check them in.
BalrajNethaAuthor Commented:
Hi

One more thing i forgot to tell u.

we are using a visual basic group project which has around 15 projects in it. if i try to get the latest source for a single project, i'm able get it.
i.e open the projects individually and get the latest source
but when i say get the latest version for visual basic group project, i'm getting the error.

I think problem is with the group project.

what do u say?









codeconquerorCommented:
Yes, symptoms indicate something is obviously wrong with the group project file.  Are you sure that the group file is in SourceSafe?  Have you modified the group project without checking it out?
codeconquerorCommented:
You can also try checking it out, then remove the group project from SourceSafe and then readd it.  I've had to do that before because some of my forms had components that seemed to modify the .FRX files in weird ways and cause a similar error when trying to load and check in.

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