Microsoft Visual C# .NET (Core Reference)
||Author: Mickey Williams|
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (27 March, 2002)
Sales Rank: 35,400
Average Customer Rating: 3.42 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Very Good for the Studio Parts
I've been reading this book becuase I needed a book that also talked about how use the parts of visualstudio like the windows forms controls and making web services. There's about 1/3 of the book on windows forms after the part anout using the language. i also have another book about just the c# language, but this one is good too. The way it automatically adds new infos to the online help is good too.
Rating: 1 out of 5
This book lost the ground of its course. Not good enough on C#, very little .Net framework, and gives only simple things about Windows programming and other key areas. One of the two big problems is beginner can't use the book. It's very difficult to follow it. There's no complete codes and instructions to get the pictures of the samples.
The other big problem is it's too simple for experienced programmer. They can't get any decent lessons, or tips. What a reference!
Obviously the auther had not much experience in developing applications, and poor teaching.
Microsoft needs to clean dead woods to keep reputation. They needs to publish good books link Thinking in Java, Java Swing. Not bunch of Core Reference craps.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Too much extraneous staff, irrelevant to the C# language
The first couple of chapters gave a decent introduction to C#, but later on the book strayed away to include things like ado.net, windows forms, etc. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with this, but the author utterly failed to make these *extra* chapters a value-add.
If you think about it, the c# language itself is a large enough topic, as are ado.net, windows forms, web forms etc. It's a herculean task to single-handedly pack them all into one title and cover everthing well. The author is apparently stretching himself too thin by taking on such a big assignment, and could have done a much better job by sticking to c# itself.
· Microsoft ADO.NET (Core Reference)
· Inside C#, Second Edition
· Microsoft Visual C# .NET Language Reference
· Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming
· Programming Windows with C# (Core Reference)