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Old February 2nd, 2006, 04:59 PM
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Default Did anyone proofread Chapter 7?

So many typos, so many mistakes, leading the novice into time-eating oblivion.

(1) Ch. 7, page 218. Try It Out Line 1. Last part of sentence says "and type Fixtures in the content panel." OK, but you never see that later on in the chapter figures, so why do it?

(2) Ch. 7, page 218. Try It Out Line 2. Sentence "Open the smart task..." is repeated in the first sentence of Line 3.

(3) Ch. 7, page 222. Try It Out Line 4. It says to "give it the name WroxUnited..." and refers the reader to Figure 7-10. That figure shows name "WroxUnitedConnectionString".

(4) Ch. 7, page 222. Try It Out Line 4. Greyed out code shows <add name="WroxUnited" ...
But if you check the web.config file it shows "WroxUnitedConnectionString".

(5) Ch. 7, page 228. Line 5. I don't recall seeing in this or any previous chapter what
"<%# ... %> means. An explanation would be nice.

(6) Ch. 7, page 229. Line 11. Author's should inform reader that the second line ("actions: Eliminate...") may NOT show the DataSourceID value of SqlDataSource1 because previous work may have used that. It could be SqlDataSource2,3,... depending upon how much confusion and rework the reader has already been through. Authors need to make that clear.

(7) Ch. 7, page 230. Line 12. Since the authors want to eliminate code that is no longer needed, why not get rid of the Page_Load event handler entirely, since there is no code in it at all?

(8) Ch. 7, page 237. Try It Out Line 1. It is totally confusing to reference the MatchImages folder on the 4th line and then reference on the 6th line an "Images" folder and then on page 239 Grey out under Line 8, refer to "MatchImages" again.

(9) Ch. 7, page 238. Try It Out Line 7. The id of the asp:Image is "PictureImage". How did that get there? "PictureImage" is also in the grey out under Line 8. The default id is "Image1".

(10) I have not been able to proceed past page 239 due to all the above. How many people (like me) will just jump over the remaining important stuff in this chapter and not waste hours of time trying to figure out what the authors meant? I have been studying Wrox books since MS VisualBasic 2 came out. This chapter is one of the worst written I have seen. Shame on you Wrox!!!

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Victor: Well, somehow this is the first time any errors have been reported for chapter 7 that I've seen. So you get the eagle-eye award! Thanks for pointing these out, I'll flag this for one of the authors to follow-up too.

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Thanks Jim.
I'm exhausted after trying to get this stuff to work for two days.
Sorry I kinda vented my spleen but it its pretty frustrating.
Thanks again.
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No apology needed. This should be better. Up to now, I thought it was.

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Funny, I stumbled across this messageboard while finishing up Chapter 7. I've been frustrated several times going through this Chapter, including the previous where I called in an error report but have heard nothing back.

Several instructions are ambiguous. Are we to "try out" in the Chapter07 Site or flip back to the WroxUnited site ?

On one part you ask us to copy, paste and rename a .aspx file that doesn't have a code-behind file. It then won't create a code-behind for it so I have to delete it and create one from scratch so the VS will create it automatically for me. I belive this was on Page 249, Try it out Step 1.

On Page 237 Step 4 you ask to select the same field twice from the same table "PictureURL". You can only select it once from VS Design but even if you added it in the source you only need it referenced once.

I'd also like to know where all these records are the book uses as referenced, i.e Gallery Records and all the MatchImages. I only have one from the download. The book shows a whole bunch of them.

Although I haven't skipped over anything, I have had to go back and figure out exactly what you "really" meant. In a sick way it's helped me understand what's going on by troubleshooting your mistakes. But I would prefer to keep moving on.

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This is only a minor one compared to the above list of problems.

Page 232 Bottom gray code area. There are two closing tags
</asp:gridview>. The one just above the <Columns> open tag should be removed.

There can only be one closing tag for each opening tag.

See the code at the bottom of p233.

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Well done victorvictor, this section is full of holes - is anyone gonna fix this ? I paid good money for this book and its really hard going if there are errors when your trying to learn !!!

 
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Back here again ! This time for Page 238. Only one picture. When are Wrox gonna sort this out ? want me to buy more books ? or shall I place a suitable comment on the amazon / waterstones sites ? this is the first wrox book ive bought - is this typical ? a timely errata might suffice and is certainly appropriate - or dont you care ? lets see...... your move Wrox.

 
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On the page 238 issue, are you talking about the fact that later in the example (like fig 7-27 on page 240) that they all use the same one photo? If that's the case, yes, unfortunately, that was intentional. We didn't have a library of royalty free football photos to choose from so the same phot is used repeatedly. Is that the confusion or something else?

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jminatel,

I think EManSTL and bcr212 are both talking about the fact that the database we downloaded (in the Begin folder, anyways) has only one record in the Gallery table (regarding page 238). I had the same problem - I'm actually in the same spot in the book.

Yes, chapter 7 takes forever!!

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