Exercise: Form including integer input

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Category ==> ASP.NET webforms - VB  (27 exercises)
Topic ==> Coding web pages  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> ASP.NET WebForms - VB
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Create a new website and add the 4 files in the above folder into it (alternatively, you may be able to use the website you've just been working with in the previous exercise).

Create a new (or edit an existing) form called frmFilmEntry to allow people to type in new films.  This should work as follows if you type in a film name and valid rating (ie an integer between 0 and 10):

ASP.NET 4.0 - Visual Basic exercise - Coding web pages (image 1)

What you should see if you choose a film with rating 9

Use Try / Catch / End Try in your code so that it:

  • Attempts to convert the text typed into the film rating text box into an integer; and
  • Displays a suitable error if this fails

This is what you should see if you type in an invalid rating, or leave it blank:

ASP.NET 4.0 - Visual Basic exercise - Coding web pages (image 2)

Here we've entered the rating as text, and not as a number

Close down your website, saving any changes!

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