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Old November 16th, 2003, 09:28 PM
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quote:Originally posted by hsalamat
 I followed the instruction and successfully installed and build thePhile solution as well as database on my machine.
However, when I tried to visit the
page http://localhost/thePhile..I received the following error message.

Error Message:
Access to the path "C:\wrox\ThePhileVB\Config\Polls.Config" is denied.
This problem and solution to this particular problem is in the readme accompanying the solution code that I downloaded last week, so I suggest you try there for an answer first. Which does rather beg the question of why didn't someone fix the code instead of updating the readme.

This isn't the first or last error I've encountered with this solution (in fact solution is not a word I'd use to describe this :( ) right at the moment I'm fighting with three separate issues to do wth signing out and account management:
httpException file not found,
a link which takes me to a complaint that listing virtual directory is not allowed and this:

The error occurred in:

Error Message:
Specified cast is not valid.

Error Stack:
System.InvalidCastException: Specified cast is not valid.
   at Wrox.WebModules.Accounts.Web.MyAccount.Page_Load(O bject sender, EventArgs e) in C:\wrox\ThePhileVB\WebModules\Accounts\MyAccount.a spx.vb:line 115
   at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive()
   at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain()

I'm not impressed with this book or the code with it, but I've now got considerable time and effort invested in figuring it out. I am a professional programmer with two years oo experience using WSBCC with java, jsp and xml, as well as having programmed in ASP previously, so I hadn't anticipated this being difficult to pick up - is it really this difficult, or is this book just a particularly bad example?