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Novice: Save As -- Off to a shaky start

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I just received my free VB.NET package from MS, and can't figure out how to
Save As.

I loaded a sample program and made a bunch of changes to it and wanted to save
it without overwriting the original sample. The only place I could Save As was
the one place I didn't want to save it. Even with a different name it tells me
I have to save it in the original folder.

There must be a way to save a modified program without overwriting the
original. What's the correct procedure?

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-Doug
(Hope you don't mind novice questions in this ng. I just have one program I
want to write, which has probably been written a thousand times but I want it
to be done the way I want it and to get the satisfaction of doing it my way.
Any advice on learning resources would be appreciated.)

Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hi Doug,

I've been using VB.NET a little while and am unaware of the Save As
feature you're looking for. I like to do version control on my projects
though, in case I add bugs when working in them, so before I begin making
changes, I make a copy of the folder which contains the project in the same
location and just name it accordingly. Easiest way I know to keep multiple
versions of my projects handy. All you have to do to start working on your
project then is just double-click the *.vbproj file in the project's folder
and it will load up in VB.

~Brian

"bole2cant" <sh*****@xxxmission.com> wrote in message
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I just received my free VB.NET package from MS, and can't figure out how to Save As.

I loaded a sample program and made a bunch of changes to it and wanted to save it without overwriting the original sample. The only place I could Save As was the one place I didn't want to save it. Even with a different name it tells me I have to save it in the original folder.

There must be a way to save a modified program without overwriting the
original. What's the correct procedure?

--
-Doug
(Hope you don't mind novice questions in this ng. I just have one program I want to write, which has probably been written a thousand times but I want it to be done the way I want it and to get the satisfaction of doing it my way. Any advice on learning resources would be appreciated.)

Nov 20 '05 #2

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* "bole2cant" <sh*****@xxxmission.com> scripsit:
I just received my free VB.NET package from MS, and can't figure out how to
Save As.

I loaded a sample program and made a bunch of changes to it and wanted to save
it without overwriting the original sample. The only place I could Save As was
the one place I didn't want to save it. Even with a different name it tells me
I have to save it in the original folder.

There must be a way to save a modified program without overwriting the
original. What's the correct procedure?


Backup the whole project folder before overwriting the files.

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Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 20 '05 #3

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