Posts Tagged ‘Express’
In addition to the game, I read “Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!“, and made this program (see above).
This book is for beginners, and I am a beginner on C#.
It is a good book. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to start C#. Not a lot of theories but lots of code. Quite fun to program. I have Visual Studio, but it was made for the Express edition to compile the example.
This is the final chapter “Weather Tracker”, and it can retrieve weather from MSN. It feels a bit buggy but it works!
I could not display the splash screen in the beginning. I read many times if I missed something, but did not. So I looked at included source code. And “Ha ha!”. It lacked something, of course.
Oh, yes! This is very important! You should set Main.cs design properties “ShowInTaskbar” – “False”.
Some “namespaces” also have to add yourself. In the last chapter you will suddenly pop up to higher ground – so I felt.
I did a little extra with that program.
If you have the book, and you want users to be able to use pop-up menu from the Main form, just change its properties “ContextMenuStrip” – “None” to “cmsNotify”.