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Saving .ptt files

This is a discussion on Saving .ptt files within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hi. I am using MapPoint 2006 in conjuction with VB 2008 Express Edition. I am making an application and when ...

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    Saving .ptt files

    Hi.

    I am using MapPoint 2006 in conjuction with VB 2008 Express Edition. I am making an application and when you click on a button, I launch a MapPoint file like this:

    Private Sub Button3_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button3.Cick

    Process.Start("C:\file path\file.ptt")

    End Sub

    The program works fine. When the user clicks button3 the mappoint file opens. However, when I close the program, it asks if I would like to save, and I click yes, and it doesn't remember the path from which it was opened in the first place. It wants to save it in some arbitrary location and as a different name. It doesn't remember where it came from. How can I fix this? Are there any options in MapPoint to fix this or are there ny Suggestions/code to fix this?

    Thanks,
    mc

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    Re: Saving .ptt files

    Save it as a PTM file!

    The ptt format denotes that it's a template and actually instructs MapPoint NOT to remember the path. So the solution is to just switch to the normal ptm extension.

    Let me know if this helps.

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    Re: Saving .ptt files

    yes i figured that out thank you!!

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    xlt vs xls and ptt vs ptm

    I don't come across the .xxt format very often, but I think it's sort of one of those original computer science things that's magic. You just change one character on the extension - the file format is the same - but it behaves as a very different animal. I don't think it's something they teach in Computer Tech 101, but it should be.

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