Make File Writable macro

Thursday Jan 28th 1999 by Vernon Sauder

Make File Writable macro

We use MKS to archive our code and always set the local copy to read-only when it is locked. Sometimes either another person has a file locked that I need to modify or I want to simply try out a change without modifying the project. For that I need to simply remove the read-only attribute from my file. Using a DOS box or Explorer is time consuming at best. Since I had used a macro in Borland for this purpose, I was spoiled and needed one in Visual Studio. Here is a simple one that does the trick.
Sub MakeFileWriteable()
'DESCRIPTION: Remove Read-Only File attribute from active document

' Author: V. Sauder
' Copyright: Hekimian Labs, Inc. 1999

    Dim doc
    Set doc = ActiveDocument
    Dim fname
    fname = doc.FullName
	if (doc.ReadOnly) then
		doc.ReadOnly = False
		msg = ToggleReadOnlyBit(fname)
		'MsgBox msg
	end if
	Set doc = nothing

End Sub

const ReadOnly = 1
Function ToggleReadOnlyBit(filespec)

' Copyright Microsoft. VBscript example code slighty modified.

	Dim oFS, oFile
	Set oFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	Set oFile = oFS.GetFile(filespec)
	oFile.attributes = oFile.attributes xor ReadOnly
	If oFile.attributes and ReadOnly Then
		ToggleReadOnlyBit = "ReadOnly bit is now set."
		ToggleReadOnlyBit = "ReadOnly bit is now cleared."
	End If

End Function

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