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Beginning VB.NET 2003

Thearon Willis, Jonathan Crossland, Richard Blair
ISBN: 978-0-7645-5658-6
Paperback
840 pages
April 2004
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ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
20 Error in Text
4th paragraph, next to heading "Class View", it reads:

....shown as a tab at the bottom the Solution Explorer...

SHOULD READ:

...shown as a tab at the bottom of the Solution Explorer...
05/23/2008
44 Error in Text
Under heading "Security", 1st sentence, it reads:

.Net has a powerful support for is the concept of code security...

SHOULD READ:

One thing .Net has a powerful support for is the concept of security...
05/23/2008
59 Error in text
where it reads:
between -1.7 x 10,308 and +1.7 x 10,308
[Thearon] There was a printing error here and the comma should have been a power sign.

should read:
-1.79769313486231570E+308 through
-4.94065645841246544E-324 for negative values; 4.94065645841246544E-324
through 1.79769313486231570E+308 for positive values
11/22/05
59 Error in text
between -3.4 x 1038 and +3.4 x 1038
should read:
-3.4028235E+38 through -1.401298E-45 for negative values;
1.401298E-45 through 3.4028235E+38 for positive values
11/22/05
3 75 Error in text. Character byte and bit size.
The text at the bottom of the page has an error.
Currently it reads:

Unlike integers and doubles, strings do not have a fixed length. Each character in the string takes up two bytes, or 16-bits. So, to represent this 13-character string, you need 13 bytes or 104 bits.

The text should read:

Unlike integers and doubles, strings do not have a fixed length. Each character in the string takes up two bytes, or 16-bits. So, to represent this 13-character string, you need 26 bytes or 208 bits.
9-23-2004 1
75 Error in Paragraph 2
Paragraph should read:

A 32-bit number can represent any value between -2,147,483,648 and 2,147,483,647.
4/28/05
3 77 Error in "Let's Look..."
Under the heading "Let's look at what's happening:"

It should read 8 bytes and not 6 bytes.
5/2/05
4 111 In the "How It Works" Section the following code snippet has a typo
Select Case name.ToLwer

Should read as

Select Case name.ToLower
2/1/05
114 Spelling Error, Paragraph 1 in Loop Section
Section Loops par. 1 reads:

When writing computer software, you often need to perform the same task a several times ...

Should be
... perform the same task several times ...
5/2/05
116 Error in Text
Under the heading, "How it Works", 4th unindented paragraph, reads:

...This time, this line of codes add...

SHOULD BE:

...This time, this line of code adds...
05/23/2008
118 Error in Text
Under the heading "The For Each...Next Loop", 1st paragraph, 3rd sentence, it reads:

...called for For Each...Next loop...

SHOULD BE:

...called For Each...Next loop.... (without the first "for")
05/23/2008
5 155 Error in text. Typo in Declaration
The 4th line of text on that page is:
Private_customers As New ArrayList()
The text should be:
Private _customers As New ArrayList()
Note the space between "Private" and "_customers".
9-23-2004 1
159 Error in Code
On pg 159, lines 4 & 6, the code in brackets reads "deleteCustomer". On pg 161, lines 15 & 18, the code in brackets that now reads "SelectedCustomer" should also read "deleteCustomer" as this code refers to previous code given.
05/30/2008
4 Chapter 4 does not introduce classes
"Chapter 4 introduced the concept of creating your own classes for us in in your applicaitions."

However, there is no reference to user defined class block. Chapter 4 deals with conditional and looping statements, and string comparisions.

This information is correct; Chapter 4 did not introduce classes. However, Chapter 5 does introduce classes on page 163.
5/2/05
163 Error in last line of code
reads:
Private_customers As New
CustomerCollection

should be:
Private _customers As New
CustomerCollection

Note the space between "Private" and "_customers".
11/22/05
164 Error in last line of code
reads:
Return_customers

(lstCustomers.SelectedIndex)

Should read:
Return _customers

(lstCustomers.SelectedIndex)

Note the space between "Return" and "_customers".
11/22/05
166 Error in steps 1 and 2
In steps 1 and 2 the book instructs the reader to add this code:

Private_emailHashtable As New Hashtable

Public ReadOnly Property EmailHashtable() As Hashtable
Get
Return_emailHashtable
End Get
End Property

When there should be a space between the underscore and the keyword:

Private _emailHashtable As New Hashtable

Public ReadOnly Property EmailHashtable() As Hashtable
Get
Return _emailHashtable
End Get
End Property
2/8/05
5 166 abd 168 Space Between Underscore and Keyword
Private_emailHashtable As New Hashtable()

Change to

Private _emailHashtable As New Hashtable()

There should be a space between the underscore and the keyword.
4/26/05
265 Error in Text
In the second paragraph. The book states:

"...the letter before which the ampersand appears will become underlined."
It should read:
"...the letter after which the ampersand appears will become underlined."
7/8/05
266-267 Misplaced ampersands
Items 7,11,15,19 some ampersands are misplaced in the instructional text. For example, p.266, 1st line, #7, the end of the sentence reads "... enter the text &Exit." ["&Exit" is in bold.]. However the ampersand should be after the "E", not before it. Thus: "E&xit", not "&Exit." Similarly... #11: "&Cut" s/b "Cu&t"
#15: "&Select All" s/b "Select &All"
12/6/04
337 Extra space in code
Last line on page
Private_numberofDoors As Integer = 5

Should read

Private _numberofDoors As Integer = 5
4/6/05
345 Missing Definition
#4
Missing defintion of Horsepower

Should have Public horsepower as integer defined
4/6/05
411 First paragraph, under figure 12-2
"even though they are both contained in the same project..." should read "even though they are both contained in the same solution..."
11/30/04
540 Line 13
Source code reads "Dim inPosition as Integer" and should read "Dim intPosition..."
1/7/05
540 Error in Text
4th line. This will return the authors whose last name is Green and ...

Should be:

This will return the authors whose last name is not Green and ..."
6/27/05
543 Error in Text
Text reads:
Dim objConnection as SqlConnection = New _ SqlConnection("server=(local);database="pubs";user id=sa;password=") This line give the Type not defined error.

Should read:
Dim objConnection As New SqlConnection("server=(local);database=pubs;user id=sa;password=") The syntax(?) error went away.
06/21/2006
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