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Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# July 27th, 2015, 07:50 PM
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Views: 2,725
Posted By DrPurdum
Understanding C# Syntax

C# is not Visual Basic and its syntax is very different. The language is modeled after C, not any dialect of Basic. Defining a variable in C# is of the form:

Data_Type Variable_Name;

You...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# July 10th, 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By DrPurdum
Dabiel: Welcome. If you have questions as you...

Dabiel: Welcome. If you have questions as you read the book, just ask them.
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# July 7th, 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By DrPurdum
Thank you, Andrew. I appreciate the time you took...

Thank you, Andrew. I appreciate the time you took to do that. Keep me posted!
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# July 1st, 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By DrPurdum
Hi Andrew: Good to hear you're making...

Hi Andrew:

Good to hear you're making progress. Keep at it, and make sure you make some programs of your own along the way. It will help reinforce what you've learned!
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# June 26th, 2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,541
Posted By DrPurdum
Hi Andrew: I've been sorely remiss in...

Hi Andrew:

I've been sorely remiss in keeping up with this thread...sorry about that. Your approach, taking it slow and easy, is the correct one. It will pay off in the long run.

Lately, I've...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning C# 3.0 : An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming ISBN: 978-0-470-26129-3 April 9th, 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,802
Posted By DrPurdum
Interview tests

Thanks, Sheila, I'm sure the readers will find those resources useful. The more sample problems and tests you take on, the better. Another useful technique is to read the problem a Code Project...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# March 27th, 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,110
Posted By DrPurdum
Which book?

Thanks, Archer. Keep us posted on your progress.
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# March 26th, 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,110
Posted By DrPurdum
Which book?

Personally, even though there are lower average reviews for the latest book, I think it's a better book and more complete. If you read the bad reviews, some comments are pretty trivial, like not...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# December 1st, 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By DrPurdum
It sounds like your connection string may be...

It sounds like your connection string may be wrong. Check that it is as specified, with the necessary commas and (perhaps) empty fields. Also, if your server requires a user ID and password, that...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# December 1st, 2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By DrPurdum
DB Problem

Saying "nothing works" is not helpful in figuring out what's wrong. You are the first person who has not been able to get the code working, which suggests there's something wrong on your end. What...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# April 18th, 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,110
Posted By DrPurdum
Windows 8

I'm using 2013 with Win 7 without problem. Also, I think you can still download VS Express 2010, too. Like you, I've avoided Win 8 for now...I just don't want to take the time to learn how to use it....
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# April 14th, 2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,263
Posted By DrPurdum
Chapter 2

Thanks for taking the time to write. Yes, I know that the example in Chapter 2 is messed up, and I have no excuses for it. We covered the problem in an earlier post presented on this forum, so...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# February 16th, 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,263
Posted By DrPurdum
Odd. There are 16 textboxes in Figure 5-6 and 16...

Odd. There are 16 textboxes in Figure 5-6 and 16 textbox entries in Table 5-4. As to the labels, by the time most readers get to Chapter 5, they realize that the default label names are used if they...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# February 9th, 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,263
Posted By DrPurdum
Chapter 2

I still don't believe that there are typos to the degree stated in any legal copies of the ebook. As far as the issues you have with chapter 2, I left detailed instructions on the program in the post...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# January 29th, 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,470
Posted By DrPurdum
Thanks

Thanks you for the kind words. I think two things make the book a little easier to read than most.

First, I've been where you've been and can appreciate your problems and the stumbling blocks...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# January 27th, 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By DrPurdum
DB error

Make sure you are using the correct Microsoft Framework. The code was compiled using the old 3.5 Framework and you are likely running a later version. Go to the Project menu, select...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# January 14th, 2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By DrPurdum
Debug code

There is no way to arbitrarily remove comments from a program. However, given that comments are used to explain what a specific statement or section of code is doing, they probably should be left...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# January 5th, 2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,110
Posted By DrPurdum
Chapter 2

Sorry for the confusion. This problem was discussed on an earlier thread and I just learned yesterday that no one at Wrox has updated the errata sheet according to those discussions. I've been told...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# November 30th, 2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,263
Posted By DrPurdum
What next?

Thanks for the kind words about the book. As to what to read next, most people have an area of interest (e.g., database, graphics, etc.) that they want to learn more about. If that's the case with...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# July 15th, 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,549
Posted By DrPurdum
Generic delegates

Your post mentions Chapter 14 and Lambda expressions and a quote from the last paragraph on page 369. I've checked out the page number and there is no paragraph that has your quote. Further, you...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# June 29th, 2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,401
Posted By DrPurdum
static versus private.

Suppose you have a class named clsPerson with a private member named Age. if you write code that creates 100 clsPerson objects, you will get 100 private members named Age.

Now suppose that class...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# April 21st, 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,110
Posted By DrPurdum
Unipping

Sometimes I have problems with zip files, too. If the Windows zip utility doesn't work, I usually try 7-zip, which is a free download at:

http://download.cnet.com/7-Zip/3000-2250_4-10045185.html
...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# April 16th, 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,110
Posted By DrPurdum
What to do after you get an empty frmMain

Once you've cleared out the code that VS puts in frmMain, add the C# template code into the empty form:

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class frmMain:Form
{
#region Windows...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning Object-Oriented Programming with C# April 11th, 2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,263
Posted By DrPurdum
Worth reading?

The problem with the exercise in Chapter 2 has been addressed, as you have found. The bigger question for you now is whether to read the rest of the book. I think the best answer is to read the...
Forum: BOOK: Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 : in C# and VB April 5th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By DrPurdum
Figure 6.2

Hi Imar:

I loaded the code for Figure 6.2 into my working directory for the chapter and proceeded without a hitch until Step 4 on page 211. There was no style sheet in the Styles directory. I went...
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