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Default Loosely Based on MVC Music Store Tutorial?

Unless I missed something, the statement on Page 13 that the book is "loosely based on http://mvcmusicstore.codeplex.com" is a bit of an understatement.

It seems to me that the book is very much a supplement to - and, for proper understanding, entirely dependent on - the MvcMusicStore tutorial on the asp.net website. In fact, when you reach Chapter 6 "Annotating orders for validation" you hit a brick wall when trying to follow along by building the solution from the book.

When I reached page 118, I found that I needed to stop and retrofit the application from the asp.net tutorial up through part 9.

It would have saved some time and minor frustration had I understood the dependency between the Book and the Tutorial from the beginning, say for example, if the Title of the book had been "Asp.Net MVC - Music Store Tutorial Supplement and Advanced Topics".

Having said that, I find that the Book and the online tutorial fit nicely together.
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Thanks for pointing that out Andy, I'm just starting the book and I was confused about the StoreController on page 33 that says there should be a check box to add Create, Update and Delete methods, whereas in my version I get a dropdown where I can select a template. They actually perform the same function, but it's confusing none the less. I think I'm going to run the two tutorials in parallel, and note the differences.

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