Programming Windows with C# (Core Reference)
||Author: Charles Petzold|
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (19 December, 2001)
Sales Rank: 6,056
Average Customer Rating: 4.05 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
This May Not Be What You Are Looking For.
As a professional programmer, this book was not what I was looking for. In reading the title, the absence of the word visual should have set off a light bulb. The author insists on doing everything manually, and does not tell the reader how to do things in the Visual Studio environment. In a professional environment where costs and deadlines are a major factor in development, there is no time for the gung-ho programming ideology of do it all your self. Also, the book spends allot of time on those basic low level programming topics that are not practical in a real business application development environment. Unless you are doing some really low level development, which requires you to draw your own graphics on the screen etc, many of the topics in this book are of little use. If you are doing such low level programming, which I don't believe C# is the ideal language for; you will need a more advanced and less advanced book to go along with this one. The book does not cover basic syntax in much depth. The book shows allot of code, but does not explain it from a beginner level in detail. However, the book is not a complete waste. It is awesome for introducing the rules and regulations of the C# language, the classes of the Windows Forms class library which replaces the MFC used in C++, and intermediate level basic code writing. Just don't buy the book thinking it is going to get you ready to dive into Visual C#; because it will not, and I don't believe the author intended it to. If you buy the book knowing what you're getting, you will be very happy. Don't let the inclusion of the word Windows in the title mislead you.
Rating: 5 out of 5
The Best .NET Programming Book
Petzold does it again. This is the definitive .NET programming book. The next logical step from the "Programming Windows" book that has become required reading for windows programmers. This book is required reading for the .NET Programmer.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Typically, I find Microsoft Press books on programming to be very good. This book is very disappointing. It's like someone simply took an internal microsoft specification and reformated. The MSDN is a better reference, and is searchable. This is the only Microsoft Press book I've ever purchased where I'm sorry I spent the money.
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