Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 2012

Errata for Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 2012




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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 2
3rd paragraph, midway down

"...that developers use to a build Windows applications with a particular software suite." I think should be: without the "a" that developers use to build Windows applications with a particular software suite

Note from the Author or Editor:
You're right-- the "a" should be removed here. That was a grammar / copy editing mistake that got by all of us!

David L.  Oct 31, 2013 
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Page 7
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Windows 8.1 and VS2013 compatibility ?

Note from the Author or Editor:
The teaching in this book is compatible with Visual Basic 2013 Express for Windows and Visual Basic 2013 Professional and Ultimate. You may also use the Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Occasionally, there is a very slight difference between the 2012 and 2013 products in the IDE (for example, there is no longer a "Common" folder visible in the Solution Explorer, or the Windows tile file names have changed slightly); these will not impact the step by step exercises. Visual Studio 2013 also has some new features; for example, there is a new Command bar control and a new Flyout control. These are "intermediate" features; you can learn about them in my new book Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step.

David L.  Oct 31, 2013 
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Page 131
Top of page

instruction #5 .....and then click the View Designer command. should be: and then click the View Code command. to get the code to display like the image on the page

Note from the Author or Editor:
The reader is correct; this is a minor procedural mistake in the prose of the book. In Chapter 5, p. 131, Step 5 (top of page) the step should read: In Solution Explorer, right-click the file App.xaml, and then click the View Code command.

David L.  Nov 10, 2013 
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Page 277
Step 3

Step 3 should mention after adding xml file to Assets folder, user should right-click file in Windows explorer, select properties, then on the General tab click the unblock button.

Note from the Author or Editor:
I was not able to reproduce this error on my system. However, the reader is obviously encountering a permissions-type problem accessing a file in the sample file collection for Chapter 10 (ListOfRunners.xml). If readers encounter a permissions error when using ListOfRunners.xml or any XML file that that they add to a Visual Studio project, they should do as this reader suggests and right-click the XML file in Windows explorer, select Properties, and then on the General tab click the unblock button.

Anonymous  Oct 12, 2013