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  • Paperback: 715 pages
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (19 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930110286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930110281
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,202,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Erik Brown is a 12-year veteran of three startup companies, all successful. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and currently runs a consulting company specializing in Windows-based applications and data-driven interfaces. Erik lives in northern Virginia with his wife and two daughters

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Philip Price on 30 Dec 2002
Format: Paperback
With all the changes in the VB.Net language you might just as well move to C#. This book will help you do that.
This is definitively a good book. I have read other books such as the one by Petzold. But if you work through the chapters, you will be able to get a good knowledge on Windows Forms.
The examples were very good and there were plenty of them. The book starts at a low level and works through a sample application. I had used C# a little before reading this book, and this book gave me a better understanding of Windows Forms and C#.
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By Ant123 on 28 Sep 2011
Format: Paperback
I loved the idea of following one big example throughout the book. Basically the author writes a photo album application, and takes you through all of its stages chapter by chapter. In Each chapter he introduces new windows form components and shows how they are implemented into the photo album application. The book is very easy to follow, and aimed at the beginner level.
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By Nodoid on 28 April 2005
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I don't do Microsoft. I do do Mono. This book covers System.Windows.Forms which has become very stable under Mono. Not only has it been useful for debugging the mono code, but has shown others the power SWF gives.
The book is high in technical information and low in bluster.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Not A Reference - This Is a Must Have Learning Book 2 Sep 2002
By Carl Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Brown has put a lot of thought into covering the mass of practical bases in Windows .NET Forms development. The concept of developing one application through the course of the book to show clearly and in context how each piece fits and works, while not new, is done superbly in this book. I learned much, much more from this book about not only Windows Forms but about C# programming in general than from several other dedicated C# books I have. His approach to showing the code and code changes and explaining them in step-by-step and in side-by-side panels is outstanding tutorial style.
I just had to work through this book cover-to-cover and I NEVER do that with these books - I usually just look up what I think I need to know. Brown's leading me by the nose worked; I learned a lot more (as a current C++ and Java programmer) about C# than I might have otherwise. If you're looking for a reference book, this is not it; context is too important to the understanding of the parts. It is, I think, deliberately a clear learning book and, as I say in the title of this review, a Must Have learning book for Windows .NET Forms.
So what's your next topic, Eric?
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Great Book, An easier way of learning C# and Window Forms 23 Sep 2002
By Ning Chang - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I recommend this book, "Windows Forms Programming with C#" explains how to practically program in .Net environment in detail. As a Window programmer (VB and VC/C++), this book helps me to program and understand the .NET platform in an easy way.
I like the well-planned layout of the book; it is one of the most reader friendly books I have even seen. This book helps you to learn a lot of important concepts in a very natural way. On each topic discussed, the related class tables are right there for you, and the operation tables guide you step by step the actions you need to take to accomplish the project it explains clearly and shows you the result in each action you take side by side. Inside the book appendix you also find a list of useful websites for related/further study.
This is a great book for learning C# and Windows Forms, it is easy to read and easy to understand.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Best tech book I've ever read 19 May 2003
By Timothy B. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read at least 40 or 50 tech books, and this has got to be the best. The tutorial format is great and perfectly designed, and Brown explains everything completely so you're never lost. I learned both C# and windows forms programming from this book and it was a sheer joy every moment. I do ASP.NET programming using VB as part of my job, and this was the perfect way to extend my skills and knowledge. Effective and very fun. Plus you'll be amazed at the applications you end up with if you work all the tutorials. I've been using it as a reference ever since I finished it, and it's very effective for that as well, thanks in part to the excellent index.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A solid and useful reference for C# users 6 May 2002
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Windows Forms Programming With C# by software developer and Windows applications expert Erik Brown is a comprehensive, straightforward, "user friendly" guide to writing programs in the .NET environment using object-oriented sets of classes. Various chapters address getting started with Windows Forms and Virtual Studio .NET, a wide variety of forms from menus and toolbars to data binding, document interfaces and more. Of special note are the commentaries regarding owner-drawn list boxes; list and tree views; multiple document interfaces; data grids and data binding; "drag and drop"; and the implementation of reusable libraries, auto-filled combo boxes, keyboard and mouse processing, printing and print previewing, and embedded web browsers. Tables and black-and-white screenshots help make the offered code and suggestions as clear as possible in this solid and useful reference for C# users.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Looking to learn windows forms? - this is THE BOOK! 9 Feb 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have to agree with the rest of the reviewers - this is an excellent book. I've programmed for over 15 years now and have read over 100 programming books during that span. This book stands out as one of, if not the best, programming books I've ever read. The book is about 600 pages long, and focuses on building a photo album application. It's clearly written, easy to follow, and provides step by step instructions on how to create the application within Visual Studio.Net. As the rear of the book says, this is a book for beginner to intermediate level programmers. If you're looking to learn windows forms, this is a fantastic place to start. Great job Erik Brown!!!
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