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Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 2008

Evangelos Petroutsos
ISBN: 978-0-470-18742-5
Paperback
1152 pages
March 2008
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ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
1 18 Text correction: Misidentified Property
The third sentence, "To change the control's behavior, select it on the form and locate its DisplayStyle property in the Properties window." incorrectly identifies that property.

The property is called DropDownStyle in the Properties window.
6/18/10
2 53 Text correction: Incorrect explanation of Date Variable functions
Under Date Variables, the functions Today() and Now() are described incorrectly.

Today() returns a date value and Now() returns the same date value followed by the current time.
6/18/10
2 55 Text correction: Incorrect entry in Table 2.3
The entry for ExactDistance should read ExactDistance#
6/18/10
3 87 Error in code
In the second string of code on the page, first line:
The text reads "If (date1 < #1/1/2008)..."
It should read "If (date1 < #1/1/2008#)..."
Date values should be enclosed in hash signs.
5/2/08 1st
3 94 Text correction
In the Sidebar at the bottom of the page headed Do Not Manipulate the Loop's Counter, the last sentence contains an error.
"To jump out of a For...Next loop prematurely, use the Next For statement."
Should read: "To jump out of a For...Next loop prematurely, use the Exit For statement."
5/2/08 1st
3 105 Error in code
The first code listing on the page contains two statements in the wrong order. It should read:

Function Degrees(ByVal Celsius as Single) As Single
    Celsius = 0
    Return((9 / 5) * Celsius + 32)
End Function
3/26/09
391 Error in Code
Debug.WriteLine("194 - 289 centimeters is" & (MU1 - MU2).ToString & " meters")
The negative of 1.94 is -1.94

should be:

Debug.WriteLine("194 - 289 centimeters is" & (MU1 - MU2).ToString & " meters")
194 - 289 centimeters is -.95 meters
04/23/2008
392 Errors in Figure 10.10
WHERE FIGURE SHOWS:

1 meter and 198 centimetes is 3.89 meters

it should show

1 meter and 198 centimetes is 2.89 meters

WHERE FIGURE SHOWS:

194 + 289 centimeters is 5.83 meters

it should show

194 + 289 centimeters is 4.83 meters

WHERE FIGURE SHOWS:

194 - 289 centimeters is -0.195 meters

is should show

194 - 289 centimeters is -0.95 meters
04/23/2008
11 407 Error in Listing 11.1
The third line of code, "Dim delEntries As ArrayList" is superfluous, and should be deleted.
5/2/08
13 495 TimeSpan output incorrectly formatted
Middle of the page, in bold type: "Milliseconds" and "Seconds" are formatted to the European standard of using a comma for the decimal separator rather than a period. It should read:
"Milliseconds = 94215.4752
Seconds = 94.2154752"
6/26/08
15 545 Error in the syntax for FindInFiles method
The first form of the FindInFiles method reads:

"FindInFiles(dir, containsText, IgnoreCase, FileIO.SearchOption)"

This sytax is incorrect.

It should read:

"FindInFiles(dir, containsText, IgnoreCase, FileIO.SearchOption, fileWildCards)"
6/26/08
21 787 Error in Real World Scenario: Duplicate Query
The Real World Scenario Sidebar contains two queries, Query 1 and Query 2. Query 1 is a duplicate of Query 2. Query 1 should read:

SELECT C.CompanyName,
SUM((OD.Unit Price * OD.Quantity) * (1 - OD.Discount) as Revenue
FROM Customers as C, Orders as O, [Order Details] as OD
WHERE C.CustomerID = O.CustomerID AND O.OrderID = OD.OrderID
6/26/08
22 813 Error in code
The third line of code on the page reads:
"Command.Parameters.Add("@country", "Italy")
It should read:
"Command.Parameters.AddWithValue("@country", "Italy")
5/2/08 1st
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