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Old October 24th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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Default Is there any problems in the C# version?

I want purchase the C# version and I have read some bad reviews about the book at amazon.com, here is a reivew:

I've had this book for 5 days going back and forth over Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Appendix B...they just don't connect like the book expects them to.

You won't be able to get past chapter 1 without pulling your hair out!

It talks about download files to C:\website\WrokUnited
but then talks about access files from C:\website\WrokUnitedCS
and also throws in another unknown directory named C:\BEGASPNET2.

There has only been 1 directory that we have been told to create, and was C:\website\WrokUnited and it was from Appendix B!!

I guess these are the problem you have when more than 1 author writes the book...no one knows what the other is doing!

Have anyone find those problems?
Tom

 
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Hi Tom,

The book suffers a little from having been previously written as the VB version. The C# version came later and was re-edited and what errata had been gleaned from the VB version at that point was folded into the book on release.

That's not to say it's a perfect book - no book is - but this forum and the errata list will clarify most problems you have with the book and you can always ask more questions here if you have them.

I hope you do buy this book. It does its job well.

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Thanks Dan I know SQL Server, ADO.NET, HTML, C# and ASP.NET but I need to start with this book. I purchased the book and I think I will just do the Try It Out sections of the book only. I will keep coming here to check the threads
Tom

 
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Tom:
One plus Dan didn't mention though: Since this C# version was written so late, it was completely rewritten and checked after the final ASP.NET 2.0 release. Plus, we also had the benefit of reading through the errata that had collected on the VB version and any of those that weren't VB-specific got corrected here in C#. And of course, Dan and the authors had the benefit of more trips through the manuscript to fine tune.

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Ok great thanks jminatel, can I only work through the Try It Out Sections of the book?

 
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I think you can try working through the try it out then if you hit something you don't follow, go back and read the rest. Let us know how that works.

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Ok I will do that and post here if I found a problem, I did the Try It out sections in Ch 2 with no problems at all. I have a good knowledge of ASP.NET 2.0 but not about everything.
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