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Good C# Book

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    thumbtacks2

    Hi...what would you recommend as a good, all-purpose C# book? I have a fair amount of C/C++/Win32 experience already and I would like a book that doesn't strictly limit itself to console-type applications.
     
    I need to build some extra tools that may involve GDI+ and WinForms (for personal use). :O

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    PaoloM

    By definition, a book on C# is limited to be a showcase for the language characterists. These characteristics can be exposed via simple programs, usually console samples.

    If you need something other than that, then you want a Winfoms book. Or an ASP.NET book. Or a WPF book. etc etc

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    thumbtacks2

    PaoloM wrote:
    By definition, a book on C# is limited to be a showcase for the language characterists. These characteristics can be exposed via simple programs, usually console samples.
    I noticed that before...hence my post. So I suppose a Winforms book might be better, then? Preferably one where they actually have a visual of the forms they create might be nice, too.

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    PaoloM

    You want this.

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    Kayler

    C# Primer Plus.  It's an older book, but I found it great for picking up C#.  I find it best to teach you the language and not an interface like Visual Studio for coding.

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    Be#

    I absolutely recommend Andrew Troelsen's Pro C# with .NET 3.0 - the best book on C# I ever read (and I "tried" a lot...). The book, however, covers the language and all of its advanced constructs in-depth, it does not focus on building WinForms apps, though it also covers WinForms.

    For WinForms I found Erik Brown's Windows Forms Programming with C# VERY helpful. This one takes you through building an entire ap with Visual Studio step-by-step.

     

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    Adam360

    I definitely recommend Andrew Troelsen's Pro C# with .NET 3.0 as stated above (I think there may be a new version coming out for the 3.5 framework soon). It is a great book and ALOT better than most of the other ones I have read out there!

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