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Forum: BOOK: C# 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition September 8th, 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Rod Stephens
Hi Banjo, Sorry about that. The short answer is...

Hi Banjo,

Sorry about that. The short answer is that the newer Universal (UWP) apps are intended to be installed as apps so they can only run inside an app container. That means you need to run them...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# January 7th, 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By Rod Stephens
Sorry, I missed this part: The short answer is...

Sorry, I missed this part:



The short answer is that the command objects (like the insert object) tell the data adapter how to insert, update, and delete data in the database.

This example sets...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# January 7th, 2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By Rod Stephens
See my reply to your earlier thread. The Update...

See my reply to your earlier thread. The Update method uses the insert, updated, and delete command objects to update any records that are out of sync with the values in the database. It adds new...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# January 7th, 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Rod Stephens
Hi Ksackel. Sorry for the slow reply. I was...

Hi Ksackel. Sorry for the slow reply. I was hoping the author of that chapter would respond (so I would have to think [;)]).

The short answer is no, when you add a new record to it the DataSet still...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# November 19th, 2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By Rod Stephens
Hi Steve, I don't think that's what the author...

Hi Steve,



I don't think that's what the author of this chapter intended. I think he was trying to say that you need to invoke a parent constructor if you want to determine which one is...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# October 23rd, 2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Rod Stephens
Yes, you're right. Sort of. As written the Visual...

Yes, you're right. Sort of. As written the Visual Studio refuses to run the code.

I think the problem is really a typo and the parentheses should be present rather than the answer is wrong.

Either...
Forum: BOOK: C# 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition September 25th, 2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,481
Posted By Rod Stephens
You may be over thinking this. Just place a...

You may be over thinking this. Just place a control on the form and then double-click it.

For that matter, you can double-click the form itself to make an event handler for the form's Load...
Forum: BOOK: C# 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition August 16th, 2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Rod Stephens
You should check the page again. I see videos for...

You should check the page again. I see videos for lessons 1 through 37.

Note that the videos are grouped in 10 sections (I don't know why) and you need to pick one in a section to play it.

Let me...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer August 9th, 2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Rod Stephens
Ah ha! I suspect Microsoft added the static...

Ah ha! I suspect Microsoft added the static option to the using directive because Visual Basic has code modules. You can refer to methods defined in a code module without needing to refer to any...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer August 9th, 2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Rod Stephens
Convert is a class defined in the System...

Convert is a class defined in the System namespace. It has a bunch of static methods including ToInt32.

If you don't use any using statements, you could do this:

myDirection =...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer August 9th, 2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Rod Stephens
First, no a using statement doesn't bring in...

First, no a using statement doesn't bring in sub-namespaces so "using System" does not include "System.Drawing" or any other System sub-namespace.

The purpose of namespaces is to not clutter the...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# August 9th, 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By Rod Stephens
Yes you can. Authors sometimes put classes or...

Yes you can. Authors sometimes put classes or structs in the same file just to make it easier to explain and to keep all of the code together, but many people use separate files for each piece of the...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# August 8th, 2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Rod Stephens
Boxing and unboxing is mentioned in Chapter 3, I...

Boxing and unboxing is mentioned in Chapter 3, I think on pages 102, 103, and 106. It talks about how generics avoid boxing and unboxing, but it doesn't really spell out what they are.

So I agree...
Forum: BOOK: C# 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition July 23rd, 2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Stephens
No problem. Let me know if you have other...

No problem. Let me know if you have other questions! [:)]
Forum: BOOK: C# 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition July 23rd, 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Rod Stephens
The key is that the coordinates go from (0, 0) in...

The key is that the coordinates go from (0, 0) in the upper left corner to (1, 1) in the lower right corner.

You have the quote from the video just a little bit wrong, and I think that's causing the...
Forum: BOOK: C# 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition July 20th, 2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Rod Stephens
Sorry but publishers don't really listen to...

Sorry but publishers don't really listen to authors much about things such as titles, cover images, how extra material is delivered, and other marketing and delivery issues.

I suspect in part they...
Forum: BOOK: C# 24-Hour Trainer 2nd Edition July 19th, 2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Rod Stephens
I'm glad you're finding the videos useful. Post a...

I'm glad you're finding the videos useful. Post a review when you have a chance!

Unfortunately I don't know of a way to download the screencasts. I think the publisher wants to have control over the...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer April 25th, 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Rod Stephens
Good questions. The code first sets...

Good questions.



The code first sets last_letter to 0, which is smaller than any value that a Roman numeral letter can have. That means when we look at the first letter on the right, last_letter...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer April 25th, 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Rod Stephens
Sorry, I mean you could fool it if the input...

Sorry, I mean you could fool it if the input contains one of the allowed letters in addition to prohibited letters. For example, try IQ. The I makes it pass the If test and then the Q doesn't make...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer April 25th, 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Rod Stephens
Hi Maximillian, It looks like you're on the...

Hi Maximillian,

It looks like you're on the right track. There are a few things I can see off hand. For example, you're big If Then statement you check that the input contains at least one of I, X,...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer April 22nd, 2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Rod Stephens
Oh, yeah. This technique doesn't detect badly...

Oh, yeah. This technique doesn't detect badly formed Roman numerals like IXIV, which isn't allowed. (It should be XIII.) For bonus points see if you can figure out how to make the program detect that...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer April 22nd, 2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Rod Stephens
Hi Maximilian, I'm glad you're enjoying the...

Hi Maximilian,

I'm glad you're enjoying the book. Tell your friends and coworkers!

You're exactly right about getting practice. That's the best way to learn to program, and I wouldn't wait until...
Forum: BOOK: Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference April 14th, 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,060
Posted By Rod Stephens
Hi Don, Sorry but that control wasn't one of the...

Hi Don,

Sorry but that control wasn't one of the core controls that came already visible in the Toolbox so I didn't cover it. There are tons of other controls you can add if you like and there just...
Forum: BOOK: Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer March 21st, 2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Rod Stephens
I'm wondering if this board is still being...

I'm wondering if this board is still being used/monitored
Yup, I'm still watching. It's not a very active board, but if you have questions feel free to post them here and I'll answer if I...
Forum: BOOK: MCSD Certification Toolkit (Exam 70-483): Programming in C# March 10th, 2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rod Stephens
No problem. You might think authors would know...

No problem. You might think authors would know these things, but not so much.
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