Wrox Programmer Forums
| Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
BOOK: Beginning VB.NET 2nd Edition/Beginning VB.NET 2003
This is the forum to discuss the Wrox book Professional VB.NET 2003 by Bill Evjen, Billy Hollis, Rockford Lhotka, Tim McCarthy, Jonathan Pinnock, Rama Ramachandran, Bill Sheldon; ISBN: 9780764559921
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the BOOK: Beginning VB.NET 2nd Edition/Beginning VB.NET 2003 section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. New member registration was closed in 2019. New posts were shut off and the site was archived into this static format as of October 1, 2020. If you require technical support for a Wrox book please contact http://hub.wiley.com
 
Old October 12th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Plano, TX, Afghanistan.
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Wish I had read the Introduction before I bought t

Even so, I still would have been lied to:

"What Do I Need to Run Visual Basic .NET?

"Apart from a willingness to learn, all you'll need for the first 14 chapters are a PC running Windows 2000, or NT4 Server, Internet Explorer, and of course:

"* Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

"or

"* Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Standard Edition"

I *HAVE* Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Standard Edition, but chapter 12 clearly states it requires "Visual Studio .NET Professional or above."

So, I go looking to see what else I can't do with the Standard Edition:

"* Chapter 15 requires Microsoft Access 2000

"* For Chapter 16, you will need to have access to SQL Server 7 or SQL Server 2000"

Access is about $100, but Visual Studio Pro is $799 and SQL Server *starts* at $3799.

WTF?

I could have bought a book on Visual Basic. Period.




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Introduction: What's new in .NET 2.0 john_tempest BOOK: Professional C# 2005 with .NET 3.0 ISBN: 978-0-470-12472-7 0 July 20th, 2007 05:22 PM
Bought the wrong book? peterknapp Wrox Book Feedback 3 September 13th, 2005 11:20 AM
Introduction please Mantis Flash (all versions) 2 May 19th, 2005 10:39 AM
Bought a book VB.NET Solutions Toolkit... pcaltair Forum and Wrox.com Feedback 3 July 1st, 2004 07:27 PM
I bought a book but there is not code in your web ernest100 Wrox Book Feedback 1 September 18th, 2003 03:47 AM





Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.