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Visual C#: A Guide for VB6 Developers (Programmer to Programmer) Paperback – 1 Jun 2002

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
fantastic resource! 4 July 2002
By "dpoole999" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First off there's no jive in this book about console apps or how to draw polygons or other useless stuff. Why can't all computer books be like this? It's just page after page of really solid code that I've been able to use right now. I can't say enough good things about it really. There's some theory here and there but the book mainly focuses on real-world nuts and bolts tasks. Actually the whole book is laid out nicely and builds on previous chapters unlike some of the books wrox has put out in the past. They definitely got this one right. If you want the theory behind NET then keep looking. But if you want to know how to do something useful in C# then you must get this book.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Visual C# .NET: A Guide for VB6 Developers 6 July 2002
By Mirl W. Wythe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most realistic and helpful programming books I've ever had the pleasure to read. If there were more publications like this one that actually focused on the tasks a programmer needs in their day-to-day work, then people would be more prone to read the theoretical books that flood the market (they'd have the time to, since their projects would be in on schedule!) Great stuff, well written, with TONS of code you'll use every day.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fun to code functional games early on 4 Oct 2002
By Southern California .NET User Group - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An adequate introductory on C# for Visual Basic Programmers who are new to C# and the .NET framework, it is organized around several practical applications. The book frequently comparies features between VB6 and C# which make the transition easier.
Started with a brief introduction of the .NET framework, C# language features and Visual Studio NET common tools, the book leads you directly into building a Windows applications - the SuperMind and the SweepCSharp games. It's fun to be able to code functional games early on.
Through the BookReview Manager project, the book effectively introduces the use of some common Windows Forms controls (such as TreeView control, ComboBox , Context Menu, DateTimePicker), existing ActiveX controls (e.g. Web Browser, MAPI controls), the creation of custom controls and data-binding at design time.
For VB programmers who write mainly 2-tier Client-Server applications which consist of forms that collect user data and also connect to SQL Server databases, the book will guide them into designing 3-tier applications through the KnnwledgeBase project, in which database access via ADO.NET is well covered.
The book sticks to its hands-on approach to the end by creating a setup program for the SweepCSharp game.
The book does not cover debugging tools and debugging related windows which I think are very important in .NET development.
Due to it's introductory nature, the book leaves out some advanced topics such graphics, multi-threading, object serialization, reflection. ---Reviewed by Timothy D.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I give this book 6 stars 19 Sep 2002
By "mwb1999" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I wish I could give this book 6 stars. This is one of the best computer books I have ever read. I just fished reading this book and am still wondering how a 500 pages book can contain such a rich contents, from starting Visual Studio.NET to .NET Framework, from data types to OOP. I like the way the book is organized. It uses several real-world examples to illustrate C# and OOP. It's easy to read and gives readers quite deep understanding of C# and OOP.
I thank the authors and editors for giving us such a wonderful book.
Wrox's supports are good. I am surprised to receive answers to my question regarding event handler from Technical Support Analyst Rowena Perks and Support Editor Mike Foster in just two days. Thanks.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A very good book! 17 Jan 2003
By "danja03" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am very pleased with this book. It answers all the necessary questions I have about C# and the .NET framework.
From OOP issues, to integrating C# with VB6 and visa-versa, plus a whole lot more.
It also builds on your learning by having great example games to develop as you build on your knowledge and work through the book.
I recommend it to any VB6 programmers wanting to migrate to C#.NET.
I am even more impressed because after contacting Wrox support and even one of the authors directly, they responding to my questions in less than an hour (via email); and was happy to give more information about .NET in general rather than just answering questions about their book - very helpful. Thank you guys.
Although there is a bug in one of their example games and some text refers to code we have not written yet, the book still does a good job of teaching you C#.
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