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Bill Sempf , Chuck Sphar , Stephen R. Davis
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5 Feb 2013 1118385365 978-1118385364 Pap/Psc
800+ pages of top–notch coverage; perfect for learning the fundamentals of C#! C# is a complex programming language for building .NET–connected software for Microsoft Windows, cloud computing, the Web, and a wide range of devices. Today′s developers use it to develop Azure and Windows Phone apps, and Android applications using Mono.  Novice programmers can get up and running quickly on C# using this practical guide. Crammed with 800+ pages of information, this all–in–one book helps you quickly create a C# program while learning C# and object–oriented programming fundamentals, Windows and Windows phone programming, and more. Helps novice programmers learn C# programming and create their first C# program Explains how to create Windows applications with C# and Visual Studio Delves into Windows Phone programming, as well as object–oriented programming basics Covers debugging, errors, comparisons with C++ and Java, classes and arrays, variables, and more Includes access to a companion website with sample code and bonus materials Everything you need to make the move to C# programming is right here, in C# 2012 All–in–One For Dummies.

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  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Psc edition (5 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118385365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118385364
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.8 x 4.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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7 books in 1 C# Programming Basics Object-Oriented C# Programming Designing for C# A Tour of Visual Studio® Windows Development with WPF Web Development with ASP.NET Service-Oriented Development C# developers, here's your one-stop guide to using this powerful programming language! C# has grown up. It's a powerful language and fun to use, and this book takes you beyond the basics with discussions of Visual Studio, Windows Presentation Foundation, service-oriented development, web development, and a lot more. You'll go beyond just learning the language to discover all the things you can do with C#. Ready? Let's get started! For the newcomer — if you've never programmed in C#, learn all the essentials in the first two minibooks Delve into design — discover the key elements of databases, files, and graphics and how to design for security Valuable Visual Studio — explore the use, optimization, and customization of this popular tool for building graphical user interfaces Look ahead — learn about Windows Presentation Foundation, widely expected to be the Windows development tool of tomorrow A range of services — gain information on various web services such as ASP.NET, WCF, and REST Open the book and find: Steps for creating a C# program New capabilities of C# 5.0 An introduction to object-oriented programming Important advice on writing secure code Alternatives to using Visual Studio Why Windows Presentation Foundation is the wave of the future ASP.NET application creation and form control Different tools for web services

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Bill Sempf is a veteran programmer specializing in object–oriented programming. He is the author of Visual Basic 2005 For Dummies . Chuck Sphar was senior technical writer for the Visual C++ product group at Microsoft. Stephen Randy Davis is the author of C++ For Dummies and works for L–3 Communications.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Lazy 1 Jun 2014
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I initially bought this book to give me a good impression of what c# can do. The authors explanations in the book are clear and concise but i would not recommend this book.

I paid for the book so i expect the basics such as structs to be in the book, but they are not instead the authors have been quite lazy and direct you to the books website to learn about them. There are lots of occurrences where the authors direct you to the website to learn about things which they call bonus material but as this is a book on c# 5.0 they should be included in the book! Furthermore the book needs more examples.

I was also drawn in by the "7 books in 1" line on the cover, and while the authors do topics like SOA, wpf etc it is not in sufficient depth and yet again the examples are lacking. There is also no coverage of topics like linq, parallel programming, asynchronous programming etc.

Overall i feel the whole book is badly ordered and has been rushed into publication.

If you want a comprehensive debrief on C# i recommend c# 5.0 in a nutshell or pro c# and .net. Avoid like a plague!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suits me 1 Jan 2014
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Bought this having looked through several books in the same vein at my library. This is as clear as any and has the advantage that you can download Visual Studio Express (2012) from Microsoft for nothing and then follow it through the book. There's now a later version of Visual Studio Express (2013) and doubtless the book will reprint in the fullness of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed. 5 Dec 2013
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A tad large for a reference book but its brilliant to have on one side, literally anyone could learn c# from this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much information 13 Nov 2013
By eck4355
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A bit difficult to follow at times. A lot of info in a short space. Best used as a coding companion.
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