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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:46 AM

My personal recommendation to you will be :-

"C# 3.0 A BEGINNERS GUIDE by Herbert Schildt".

This book is very good for beginners with less or no experience at all...
Covers topics from basic to advanced in the most user friendly way...

http://www.herbschil...currentpage.htm

Check it out and see how you find it.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:52 PM

i bought microsoft visual c# 2008 the language i havent got it yet but it looks pretty good, but a question with that ~ is there i difference between visual c# and c#?

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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:04 PM

View PostThemitchel0, on 26 April 2010 - 01:52 PM, said:

i bought microsoft visual c# 2008 the language i havent got it yet but it looks pretty good, but a question with that ~ is there i difference between visual c# and c#?

Visual C# will also deal with Visual Studio and how it works with C#.

I find that most books include both, but MS wants to make sure you know :)
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:39 PM

Hi, I personally lik Deitel's C#, it starts at beginner and has nice excersies and works
it's way up. Although Microsoft's C# Ste-By-Step may be prefferable as well. I've used Microsft's
VB Step-by-Step and liked it a lot.
Scincerly, learnsomecodechick
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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:33 PM

For beginners: Head First C#
For intermediate and advanced users: Pro C# 2010 and The .NET 4 Platform
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:53 PM

I actually have found Murach's C# 2008 to be a very good beginning book and also a very good resource to go back to.
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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:44 AM

I've been using Microsoft® Visual C#® 2010 Step by Step for some days now.
In my opinion it is a very good beginning book, so far I haven't had much trouble learning the basics.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:03 AM

Any one have free c# book please share..
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:23 PM

View Postblank_program, on 08 April 2010 - 06:41 PM, said:

Right now I have a Wrox 'Beginning C# 2005' book but it sometimes is hard tof ollow. I started to look at OReilly's 'Programming C# 3.0 5th Edition' and it seems a bit nicer and more up to date (using a newer version of .NET). What book would you guys recommend? I want one that might go from beginner to starting intermediate for right now. Would buying the OReilly book be good or is another recommended?

IMPORTANT : a book never makes you programer but do some practical works in your home to reach the deep of knowledge my tips to you to become a programer in c #

Follow the Excersice.
1) Get some basic knowledge in C# and try to create the following applications with planning.

a)a simple calculator
B) a simple notepad editor
c) a inventory systome for your home using DB
4) a xml file processing system (Read and create,Edit xml files)
f) a sample paint application
g) a simple network analyzer(simple detecting computers in network)
h) a simple chat client

Create this software and during this procees you will force to collect the information that you need. for it you must need planning
after the compleating of your software you try to add new cool features and update it one day it will become the more scalable, flexable ones

NB: Read artical,read some books not stick only with Reading Do practical it give you the name of MASTER. Beast wishes

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:44 AM

Hmmmm, Just buy several books on the language, some may work for you, some may not. It wouldn't hurt to take a look at some tutorials and refer back to your book for a further understanding.

Don't just stick to one book, change. Look at tutorials and books as they will both be really helpful.

Me personally, I have "C# 3.0 Unleashed with the .NET Framework 3.5", good book, but it does not really explain it in clear detail at my current level, so i sometimes follow some tutorials.

Good Luck :)
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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:15 PM

I'm surprised nobody mentioned C# in Depth by Jon Skeet.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:13 PM

(I do not know whether it is polite to 'interrupt your question with one of mine, but I still try it. Sorry if I cause any troubles with it)

I was at the local bookstore today and I just couldn't chose between both books.

Because books are quite expensive here (especially, the Technical books in English), I did stall my purchase.

I was considering namely:
- The Complete Reference C#4.0 by Herbschildt
vs.
- Programming C# 4.0 by O'Reilly

Both are books, which assume you have a bit programming experience (except the first one, there are some examples in it, which may be useful for even a beginner ^^)

At this moment, I already own a book with the basics, namely Visual C# 2008 Step by Step. Well, I can say that this book is quite ok. I worked it through and managed to build a basis for my further C# programming.
Though, I have to admit that I already had some programming experience on JAVA, so the syntaxes weren't a big issue for me.

However, the reason why I want to purchase another book, is because (though I know the basics) I want to have a good reference instead of only a book full of tutorials.

The reason why I started to learn C#, was because the options with GUI was quite the advantage. Also, now for my current job, they require me to learn C#, because I need to program an API for them for Revit (anyone heard of this program?)

So basically I am searching for a book, which can act as a reference (most important) and if possible contains some information about simple GUI's

Cheers.

PS
Personally, I think having a book for the basics is ok. You learn programming by doing it. So, search for some tutorials, find some exercises and make them serious. It should bring you way further than a book, which goes through the steps step by step.

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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:58 AM

Best eBook I ever read, let alone on C#, was the DotNetBookZero by Charles Petzold.

It's a free eBook for the programmer for people who have a background in C. It doesn't go through all the boring stuff that a C programmer already knows but talks about OO and how C# is much more managed that C. Takes you through it step by step.

Top notch.
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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:14 AM

EDITOR : WROX
TITLE : C# for programmers
YEAR : 2010
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Re: Best C# book?

Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:34 AM

What got me started in c' was the book Beginning ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB

It covers both c# and VB
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