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18 Jun 2008 0672329905 978-0672329906 1

Sams Teach Yourself Visual C#® 2008 in 24 Hours

James Foxall

 

Starter Kit

DVD includes Visual C#® 2008 Express Edition

 

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be up and running with Visual C# 2008. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing you to learn the essentials of Visual C# from the ground up.

 

By the Way notes present interesting pieces of information.

 

Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something.

 

Watch Out! cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.

 

Learn how to...

  • Use the powerful design environment of Visual Studio 2008
  • Design a feature-rich interface using components such as tree views and tabs
  • Create robust applications using modern error handling
  • Draw fast graphics using GDI+
  • Build a database application using ADO.NET
  • Distribute a Visual C# 2008 application

 

James Foxall is vice president of Tigerpaw Software, Inc. (www.tigerpawsoftware.com), a Bellevue, Nebraska, Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in commercial database applications. He manages the development, support, training, and education of Tigerpaw CRM+, an award-winning application that automates contact management, marketing, service and repair, proposal generation, inventory control, and purchasing. Tigerpaw has more than 20,000 licensed users in 27 countries. Foxall’s experience in creating certified Office-compatible software has made him an authority on application interface and behavior standards. In addition to being a well-known author, James is an international speaker on Microsoft technologies, has taught at the college level, and contributes to several journals.

 

DVD Includes:

  • Microsoft® Visual C#® 2008 Express Edition

 

On the Web:

  • Register your book at informit.com/title/9780672329906 for access to author code, examples, updates and corrections as they become available.

 

Category: Microsoft Programming

Covers: Visual C# 2008

User Level: Beginning

 


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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 1 edition (18 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672329905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672329906
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 17.9 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sams Teach Yourself Visual C#® 2008 in 24 Hours

James Foxall

 

Starter Kit

DVD includes Visual C#® 2008 Express Edition

 

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be up and running with Visual C# 2008. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing you to learn the essentials of Visual C# from the ground up.

 

By the Way notes present interesting pieces of information.

 

Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something.

 

Watch Out! cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.

 

Learn how to...

  • Use the powerful design environment of Visual Studio 2008
  • Design a feature-rich interface using components such as tree views and tabs
  • Create robust applications using modern error handling
  • Draw fast graphics using GDI+
  • Build a database application using ADO.NET
  • Distribute a Visual C# 2008 application

 

James Foxall is vice president of Tigerpaw Software, Inc. (www.tigerpawsoftware.com), a Bellevue, Nebraska, Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in commercial database applications. He manages the development, support, training, and education of Tigerpaw CRM+, an award-winning application that automates contact management, marketing, service and repair, proposal generation, inventory control, and purchasing. Tigerpaw has more than 20,000 licensed users in 27 countries. Foxall’s experience in creating certified Office-compatible software has made him an authority on application interface and behavior standards. In addition to being a well-known author, James is an international speaker on Microsoft technologies, has taught at the college level, and contributes to several journals.

 

DVD Includes:

  • Microsoft® Visual C#® 2008 Express Edition

 

On the Web:

  • Register your book at informit.com/title/9780672329906 for access to author code, examples, updates and corrections as they become available.

 

Category: Microsoft Programming

Covers: Visual C# 2008

User Level: Beginning

 

About the Author

James Foxall is vice president of Tigerpaw Software, Inc. (www.tigerpawsoftware.com), a Bellevue, Nebraska, Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in commercial database applications. He manages the development, support, training, and education of Tigerpaw CRM+, an award-winning CRM product designed to automate contact management, marketing, service and repair, proposal generation, inventory control, and purchasing. At the start of 2008, the current release of Tigerpaw CRM+ had more than 16,000 licensed users. Foxall’s experience in creating certified Office-compatible software has made him an authority on application interface and behavior standards of applications for the Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office environments.

 

Foxall has been writing commercial product code for more than 14 years, in both singleprogrammer and multiple-programmer environments. He’s the author of numerous books, including Practical Standards for Microsoft Visual Basicand MCSD in a Nutshell: The Visual Basic Exams. He also has written articles for Access-Office-VBA Advisorand Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal. Foxall has a bachelor’s degree in management of information systems (MIS). He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and an international speaker on Microsoft Visual Basic. When not programming or writing about programming, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, listening to amazing bands like Pink Floyd and OSI, and playing computer games. You can reach him at www.jamesfoxall.com/forums.Introduction


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good C# teaching guide 19 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
I'm still working my way through this book - you can't read these things like a novel, obviously - but it's very good as a lead-in to C# programming. I can recommend it to those who have a bit of programming under their belt, especially if it C/C++, but it still makes sense if you don't.
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3.0 out of 5 stars book 4 Jan 2014
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The book is good value for money. but hard to read. Even so I would recommend it and the suppliers who were prompt. rate excellent to others
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Usefull to learn some tricks 1 Aug 2010
By perloc
Format:Paperback
Learning C# 2008 in 24 hours (James Foxall) is, even for the most smart student, impossible.
To learn a few tricks about this extended C# 2008 it is usefull, but I had the idea that I've payed too much for what I've got. The CD included, with all the current languages, don't make it more valuable, as these all are free downloadable from the Internet.

I think better books are from Wrox. Professional C# 2008 gives >20 times more material to study than the book from Foxall for a rather low price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect first C# book - or even not the first! 21 Nov 2009
By Joey Morgan - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a lot of programming books. I mean a LOT of programming books. Hundreds of pounds of material (and hundreds of megabytes on my Kindle DX now) ranging from JavaScript and VBA to C# and SQR Server Reporting Services. I have my favorite autors, too--Ken Getz and Jesse Liberty to name a couple. James Foxall is moving to the top of that list. His conversational writing style and clear, step-by-step examples make learning C# 2008 not just easy and effective but pure pleasure.
I am an experienced Visual Basic .Net developer, so I can't say for certain that a brand-new programmer would find the material as easy as I do, but I am willing to make that prediction based on the reams of computer books I have read. Nearly all my work has been in ASP.Net, so I am something of a beginner with Windows Forms programming, and I am finding it a delight to discover this side of Visual Studio.
This book and its associated starter kit has everything you will need to master all of the basics of C# Windows forms programming. (I wish he had a companion book for ASP.Net in C#.) In addition to having a good balance of breadth and depth, detail and simplicity, the book is simply fun to read. I love the way he writes as if he is sitting next to me at the computer, tutoring me instead of writing to a faceless readership.
I don't usually take the time to write reviews on every book I read--I read way too many for that. But I had to stop in the middle of my wonderful lessons to share the fact that this book is a keeper.
I also love the fact that it is available for my Kindle DX. Because of the conversational style, you can read it when you are not at the computer if you have the backgroud to skip some of the exercises, and with my Kindle for the PC as a backup, I can put the book on one monitor and open Visual Studio on the other and work easily without worrying about pages flipping.
Short summary--get this book if you want to learn C#.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Starter for C# Programming 19 May 2009
By Brendan M. Funnell - Published on Amazon.com
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James Foxall's guide for new C# programmers really hit the spot, at least for me. I have experience with many languages over the years, but had no call to look at C# until recently (my experience was mainly in midrange and mainframe systems, but did some Java many moons ago) and needed to get up to working pace FAST.

Foxall's book provided clarity of writing with useful code examples. I would recommend using this with other, more comprehensive texts, such as C# in a Nutshell or one of Jesse Liberty's C# guides, but Foxall's is the doco that got me up and running in a few days.

I am unsure how good it would be for someone without any programming experience at all, but that wasn't my concern when purchasing the book. It served my purpose well.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for Begginners! 28 Dec 2009
By Jonny H. - Published on Amazon.com
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When I was first trying to learn C# (programming in general), I had another book, but I was very confused. I then purchased this book and it opened my eyes. The author writes in a great style and breaks things down very well. I think that this is the perfect first book for absolute beginners to C# and programming. Also, the author is a really cool guy who has answered my questions, personally, through emails.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visual C# 2008 in in 24hrs | Excellent Book 3 Jan 2009
By Pule Nong - Published on Amazon.com
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Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2008 in 24 Hours: Complete Starter Kit (Sams Teach Yourself -- Hours)

This is a beginner's book and is well written, James Foxall starts us with a real life program that makes sense, and not the usual "Hello, World" exercise. In the first hour he teaches how to build a Picture Viewer Program and not only stops there with the Picture Viewer Program, he continues to teach new skills that builds on that program.This is a great book and I recommend it to anyone new to the C# language.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good way to get into C# 2 Mar 2010
By W. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
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Good coverage of the basics of C#. The first few chapters get you excited about learning c# but later chapters are not as easy to get through. Don't take the "in 24 hours" too literally, each chapter seems to take me abut 2 hours. I've gotten stuck at chapter 16 for a while. I'll finish eventually, but overtime intervened.
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