What causes invalid use of property in visual basic

I'm getting an compile error invalid use of property when using editmode on a Adodb recordset. The command is
rs.edit in the following code:
Set rs = cn.Execute("select * from [family info] WHERE [family #] = '" & FamilyNum & "' ")
If Not rs.EOF Then
 rs.MoveFirst
 rs.EditMode
  rs.Update
  ' do your field update here.
  rs.Close
End If
cn.Close
What is the reason for the invalid use of property?

Thanks
whiwexAsked:
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hesCommented:
what options are you using on the open
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martinezgCommented:
not sure if this is the solution cause I have no way of validating it. but shouln't rs.EditMode be followed by something like "True"
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whiwexAuthor Commented:
I addaed true to the edit but I get the same error

Here's my open

cn.ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=\manna\database\manna families.mdb;Persist Security Info=False"
cn.Open
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nayernaguibCommented:
First, you get this error because EditMode is a property, and not a method. You use a property to either set or get its value.
For example:

  Form1.Caption="Hello"     'Here you set the value of the Caption property
  myString=Form1.Caption  ' Here you get the value of the Caption property

  Form1.Caption                 'Invalid use of property

Second, the EditMode is a read-only property. Therefore, you cannot set its value. You can only "read" its value.
Take a look at this:

  http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ado270/htm/mdproeditmode.asp

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  Nayer Naguib
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whiwexAuthor Commented:
nayernaguib
Thanks your right. I thought you needed it to edit a selected record. I don't need it in my code.
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