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Not for use as a C# reference!
on 21 July 2006
I was seriously disappointed by this book. As a developer, having fairly recently moved from VB to C# and using the .NET 2005 platform for my development work, I was looking for a definitive reference for the C# language specification.
I suppose I must have mis-read the exisiting reviews, and thought that this would fit my needs.
It does not.
It assumes in the reader complete familiarity with C# content and syntax, and concentrates, as I guess might indeed be implied from its title, on teaching how to use C# to squeeze the greatest number of tricks out of the 2005 CLR for the .NET Framework.
It's not solely out of cussedness that Microsoft tends to hide the mechanics of the CLR and the deeper components of the .NET Framework from its developer community, and 95% of the members of that could go through their professional lives without needing to learn anything about 90% of this book's contents.
What a mistake-a to make-a!