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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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Default What is with Chapter 5?

It's missing download files (like SPListEventReceiver.zip), the code isn't very explanatory (on the REST project, when you add the service reference, the figure 5-23 shows HomeDataContext, but the code references TeamSiteDataContext), and even some of the variables are specific to a site and need to be changed to reflect your install (the myRestSvc.Products service proxy for my system turned out to be mySPContext.Products). In one way, it's helping me understand what's going on with the SharePoint implementation, but it's frustrating to spend 45 minutes typing in commands and then have the debugger keep slapping errors in front of you that are due to naming conventions. Since this is a beginners book, I think more effort needs to be made to help us understand where the code ties in with the tools and what to look for with user's system specifics.

P.S. - I did find the SPListEvent project - it's listed as AnnouncementListEvent. That's just sloppy.

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Thanks for the notes....

I ran into the same issues and I'm glad you noted them here...

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Default Code in Chapter 5

Hey guys,

The reason for TeamSiteDataContext being in the book is that the SP code-based changed to use HomeDataContext late in the cycle, and this slipped through the cracks in the technical review process.

I'll be doing a scrub of the code here in the coming weeks to make sure some of these issues are worked out.

Also, I'm documenting issues as they are found on my blog as well, e.g. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steve_fox/ar...-of-notes.aspx.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Hey Steve,

Your blog lists a solution to the Value2 issue, how would I amend the later portion of the code in the lstBxProducts_SelectionChanged method?

I'm specifically referring to

Excel.Worksheet myProductWorksheet = Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveSheet as Excel.Worksheet;

myProductWorksheet.Cells[1,1].Value2 = "Product";
myProductWorksheet.Cells[2,3].Value2 = "txtBxPrice.Text";
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