Mike’s Dump

January 15, 2006

System Error &H80070005&

Filed under: Code — mikesdump @ 2:20 am

I was getting this really odd error when compiling a smart client application in VB.NET the other day.

system Error &H80070005&

I was just about to access my long term memory to try
and figure out the problem when I thought, “Hey , I just checked all of
this out of VSS perhaps something is read only that shouldn’t be”.

Sure enough, all the files in the bin and obj directories were checked
into VSS with the project. When I checked them out they were all read
only and the compiler couldn’t overwrite the files. You’d think VS.NET
would give a bit better of an error message though.



  1. Slap the person who checked in the output binary into VSS, unless they are new to source control, or happened to be me :). Its somewhat of a pet peeve of mine, its almost as bad as people checking in everything, solution files, output binaries, and worst of all the darn temp files that either the IDE creates or VSS.

    Comment by Mitch — January 18, 2006 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  2. I guess this is one instance where the integration with VS.NET and VSS is useful. If you check in the project from VS.NET for the first time I think it is a little more careful on what it checks in. I never have really liked this way mainly because my first version control system was StarTeam, which I didn’t use integration with VB 6 or the java environments I’ve used.

    I still use the VSS browser to check in new project and I’m just careful on what I check-in.

    Oh well, I’m sure the next time I see a &H8007005& error it will be completely obvious to me what the problem is 🙂

    Comment by mike — January 20, 2006 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

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