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Stephen R. Davis , Chuck Sphar
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22 Feb 2008 0470191090 978-0470191095 Pap/Psc Or
Whether you’re a total novice or a programmer shifting to C#, the newest version of this programming language is full of cool features you’ll want to use. With its Visual Studio compatibility, C# is the perfect language for building Windows Vista applications. And the 2008 version works with LINQ, a query language with syntax similar to SQL but which simplifies database code and can also write queries on XML files. For the best basic C# how–to, it’s hard to beat C# 2008 For Dummies. This plain–English guide to programming with C# can have you creating your first console application before you finish Part I. In fact, the basic template you create at that point will be the foundation of many other apps as you move through the book. Along the way you’ll get the scoop on organizing your data, object–oriented programming (also known as OOP), and a great LINQ–related feature called delegates and events. You’ll find out how to Create a console application template Perform logical comparisons Work with loops and if statements Understand collection syntax Use interfaces and object–oriented concepts Apply delegates and events, and much more You’ll even gain some rare insight into how to understand error messages you may get when programming in C#. All the code you need can be found on the companion Web site, along with great bonus information that helps you do more with C# 2008. So — what are you waiting for? Grab C# 2008 For Dummies and let’s get started!

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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Psc Or edition (22 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470191090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470191095
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 556,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Companion Web site has sample code and extra stuff Create console apps, discover delegates and events, and explore interfaces C# is a powerful programming language that has become a favorite tool of Visual Studio programmers, and this friendly guide will get you up to speed on the newest version — painlessly. Before you know it you′ll be creating applications for Vista, using LINQ to simplify database code, knowing what to do with HashSets, and more. Discover how to: Create a console application template Work with loops and if statements Understand collection syntax Use interfaces and object–oriented concepts Apply delegates and events

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Stephen R. Davis, who goes by the name of Randy, lives with his wife and son near Dallas, Texas. He and his family have written numerous books, including C++ For Dummies and C++ Weekend Crash Course. Stephen works for L–3 Communications. Chuck Sphar escaped Microsoft’s C++ documentation camps in 1997, after six years’ hard labor as a senior technical writer. He’s perpetrated three previous tomes, one on object–oriented programming for the Mac, one on Microsoft’s MFC class library, and C# 2005 For Dummies , a revision of Randy’s original edition. He’s currently finishing a novel about ancient Rome (against rome.com) and gobbling great mouthfuls of .NET programming. Chuck can be reached for praise and minor nits at chuck@csharp102.info.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this book 27 Sep 2010
By Dan
Format:Paperback
This really is a terribly written book. The constant attempts at humour get in the way and are plain annoying. The code samples are far too long and so you never really know which bit of them you should be looking at. Huge amounts of the book are only available in "bonus chapters" online. After a few hours reading this I just wanted to throw it out of the window in frustration. Andrew Troelsen's book is 100 times better - get that instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 11 July 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I like the Dummies series, they get you started. After that you can use the on-line MSDN reference.

The Dummies approach introduces the concept using natural language rather than Microsoftese (which is so often circular and self referential). This book is a way in to C# rather than a reference.

Good points:
Clear code examples.
A support website (saves typing).
Introduces the concepts that everyone assumes you know & you're afraid to admit you don't ;)

Bad points:
None really, assuming you're happy with the Dummies, it's not a reference book, style.

You need to know:
This is about the C# language, it does not cover "visual" programming. The example are all text based (console) programs. This means that if you've just downloaded C# Express and have never written a windows application you might need more help than this book can give you. However if you've used other "visual" languages before it's a good starting point.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good do better 8 Jun 2009
Format:Paperback
This is no more than OK. You'll need to work a lot with the online chapters not just with the book. Also, the product and the book differ from the very first. A problem with the 2005 book as well. The way you create your first project is not as in the text and it is not corrected in the on line erata. It may only take a few moments to work out what is wrong but this book was written by C# experts not technical writers, and it shows.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Expected 25 Jun 2012
By Bruie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is pretty much all you would expect from one of the dummy books. It is easy to understand and has good examples and tasks to complete. Worth reading if u are a newby to c#
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry! but Not a great book 4 Sep 2011
By roope21
Format:Paperback
Annoying humor and not straight forward.

makes the simplest concept feel like they are complicated not to forget the subheadings.

Not straight forward english.
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