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Microsoft Visual InterDev Programmer's Guide [Paperback]

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1 Aug 1998 1572318678 978-1572318670 New edition
The "Microsoft Visual Interdev 6.0 Programmer's Guide" helps the beginning to intermediate user build intranet and Internet applications with Visual InterDev. The comprehensive resource introduces new users to the Visual InterDev 6.0 environment and guides them in creating Web projects as well as integrating databases. Also covered are topics on using visual database tools, editing and scripting, and building integrated solutions. "Microsoft Visual Interdev 6.0 Programmer's Guide" is the printed equivalent of the official electronic Help for Microsoft's Interactive Web development product. Topics include: Introducing Visual InterDev 6.0 Creating Web projects Integrating databases Using visual database tools Editing and scripting Building integrated solutions.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.; New edition edition (1 Aug 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572318678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572318670
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 18.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,322,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer
I'm not quite as bitter about my purchase as some of these other folks. In fact, I'm not bitter at all. For $20.00, having a hard copy I can read away from my work computer where I have VID 6.0 installed is a deal. More importantly, I learned some things from this book I did not know about VID 6.0 that are useful and show some of the more exciting capabilities of the product.
I agree, it could be more detailed in certain aspects. For one, the form manager example, which is one of the more interesting additions to Visual Interdev for me, seems to be written incorrectly. Also, I would have liked to have seen some parameter query examples for Access as well as SQL Server, since my development environment includes both.
You will certainly want and need other VID 6.0 tutorials and references, but this is a great starter for getting up to speed on the new features and scripting model presented by the latest version of Visual Interdev.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No practical examples on database forms available 16 April 1999
By A Customer
This book provides a summary of Visual Interdev 6.0 procedures. It is a waste of money for the novice Interdev 6.0 - user because it does not provide one pratical sample application.
For example I found this book annoying because it does not take the reader by the hand on how to make Database forms in Visual Interdev 6.0. Using the "Data Form Wizard" in Visual Interdev 1.0 Microsoft provided an essential tool for creating database forms in web pages. Now I am spending several days figuring out how to make database forms in Visual Interdev 6.0. Using the "Data Form Wizard" in Visual Interdev 1.0 database enabled webforms can be created in minutes.
Why did Microsoft delete the "Data Form Wizard" in Visual Interdev 6.0 ???
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2.0 out of 5 stars not so deep, not one full sample application 12 Jan 1999
By A Customer
I have used and still using this book, but I am also in the process of looking at other books, because I could not find what I was looking for. I need to apply security to my database application, but this issue is not mentioned in database concepts at all over the internet. Differences between JScript and VBScript are not covered in detail. Besides book is shallow on uses of components displayed on the left side of the program (default setting). Some features that are mentioned can be figured out just by clicking here and there.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft . . . as usual 2 Sep 1998
By A Customer
This 480 page book starts talking to people interested in internet development on page 283. Before this point it's a review of Visual Interdev that prospective 6.0 buyers won't understand, and current 6.0 owners already understand. After this point, the book gives a fairly good discussion of script writing and script application. At $20 bucks this book is probably worth having, but it won't be the core of anyone's internet development library.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not Much Help 23 Oct 1998
By A Customer
The first time I saw VID 6 was at the customer's site. I huried to the bookstore and bought the only book written on VID 6. It was like throwing a drowning man an anchor! Between this book, the MSDN Library CD, and Microsoft's ever-so-helpful online documentation, I got most of my answers from trial and error. The book is repetative and does not touch on any technical issues. It is also a very poor reference book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taught me things that I couldn't figure out. 18 Dec 1998
By A Customer
I disagree with the other reviewers. I think that this is an easy read that helps get you started in Visual Interdev. I'm not a programmer but with the help of this book I was able to attach a database with a web page and use some of the other advanced functions of visual interdev. I haven't finished the book yet but from what I read it has been well worth the less then 20 dollar price.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Go with Sam's 22 July 1999
By A Customer
I've opened this book with Visual Interdev 6 questions, and I've returned it to my bookshelf unsuccessful a number of times. It's difficult to identify what the author was trying to accomplish in writing this, but it sure wasn't to convey information about MS Visual Interdev 6.0 to others. Stick with the Sam's publications, and hopefully some day the Microsoft press will come around.
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I was hoping to find some in-depth matter which is not available in the on-line help but I did not find much to what I already knew. Instead of "programmer guide", more appropriate term for the title is "users guide". Particularly lacking is details of ASP and integerating data bases using queries etc. Good for general information but not of much practical value.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A slightly re-arranged print out of the on-line help.
This book is a complete waste of money, time and effort for the novice or intermediate interdev user. It is aloof and assumes too much expertise on the part of the reader. Read more
Published on 12 Jun 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars If you want to learn nothing... buy it!
Programmer's Guide ?!?! who said that ? microsoft ? this book is a total waste of money... if you want to get inside internet programing,just buy real book such as... Read more
Published on 25 April 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars Definately not "The Essential Guide to MS Visual InterDev 6"
This book provides a very high level overview of the basics and does not provide the information a new user needs to know. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars a poor explanation of poor documentation
I've never had any joy with learning a program from it's online documentation, I just never get the big picture. So I picked up this book to help me along. What a disappointment! Read more
Published on 10 Feb 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars No Hands-on Tutorial
There are no tutorial-like examples given in this book. For a newbie like myself, I cannot get much help from this book other than the definitions of the terms that are used in... Read more
Published on 16 Dec 1998
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is just a way to sell the documentation
While I didn't expect very much since I've learned most Microsoft Press books are just a way of selling the documentation they should include, this book is extremely... Read more
Published on 10 Dec 1998
1.0 out of 5 stars It covers the topic but is dry.
There is not much on interdev 6 yet, so I got this one from Microsoft. It is a lot like a printed help file.
Published on 1 Oct 1998
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