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Posted on 2008-06-10
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How can I disable Autosave in VB 2008?

I went to Tools->Options->Projects and Solutions->Build and Run

I set Before Building to Don't save any changes but I keep getting this error if I try to build:

"The file C:\Documents and Settings\...\Form1.vb cannot be modified at this time."

If I set it to Save all changes, it is working fine.
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Tools + Options, Project and Solutions, Build and Run.  Set "Before building" to "Don't save any changes".
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by:Thomasian
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Thanks, but I already tried that and got the error message I mentioned in the question.
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by:Dhaest
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Is your project saved in sourcesafe or something alike ? I just tried it here and it did work without any problem. If you start a new project, can you change it then ?
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by:Thomasian
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Same problem even on new projects.

This site shows the same problem I encounter but it has no solution for it yet.
http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=324874
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Are you using visual studio express or the full visual studio ?
I'm afraid that as long as there is no solution on the feedback page of ms (the link you've provided) the problem won't be solved
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by:Thomasian
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I see... Thanks
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I'm sorry that I couldn't help you save the problem.
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by:Thomasian
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No worries. You can't if there is no solution for it yet. :)
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