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A Hotfix is a product update package with one or more updated product files that fix a specific product problem.


Please be aware this Hotfix has not gone through full Microsoft product regression testing nor has it been tested in combination with other Hotfixes.

Please carefully review the associated Hotfix KB article to verify the fix is the one needed and there are no known compatibility or installation issues. You may also want to contact a Microsoft Support Professional at

Issue Description

KB916209 FIX:Parentheses may be added around every letter when you type a line of code in the Visual Basic 2005 Code Editor on a computer that is running the .NET Framework 2.0

Consider the following scenario:• In the Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Code Editor, you type a line of code. Then, you press ENTER.
• The computer is running the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
In this scenario, parentheses may be added around every letter in the line of code. Additionally, you cannot delete the parentheses.

Additional Information about the issue resolved by this Hotfix can be found in its Knowledge Base article at

Additional Hotfixes
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Last edited Jun 23 2008 at 12:46 AM  by codegalleryadmin, version 4
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