Wish I had read the Introduction before I bought t
Even so, I still would have been lied to:
"What Do I Need to Run Visual Basic .NET?
"Apart from a willingness to learn, all you'll need for the first 14 chapters are a PC running Windows 2000, or NT4 Server, Internet Explorer, and of course:
"* Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
"* Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Standard Edition"
I *HAVE* Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Standard Edition, but chapter 12 clearly states it requires "Visual Studio .NET Professional or above."
So, I go looking to see what else I can't do with the Standard Edition:
"* Chapter 15 requires Microsoft Access 2000
"* For Chapter 16, you will need to have access to SQL Server 7 or SQL Server 2000"
Access is about $100, but Visual Studio Pro is $799 and SQL Server *starts* at $3799.
I could have bought a book on Visual Basic. Period.