User Interfaces in C#: Windows Forms and Custom Controls
||Author: Matthew MacDonald|
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Publisher: APress (01 January, 1970)
Sales Rank: 27,984
Average Customer Rating: 4.43 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
A Great Find!
After reading many articles on 3-tier architecture and never really understanding what the concept was exactly, finally a book that clears it up.
The author explains this, as well as Windows Forms and user controls in a very eloquent manner. He has a way of relaying the information in a way that is immediately grasped.
I recommend this book highly. There are a lot of Windows programming books out there for the .NET platform, some are good, but most of them only tinker around with the obvious. This one "opens the hood" and shows you the secrets of Windows desktop application programming.
One thing though... in all the books I have read on Windows programming, I have yet to come across one that explains how to save and retrieve data to disk, other than the common File Stream example or a discussion of databases. This one doesn't do any better. I had to scan many internet discussion groups to finally get my answer ... serialization with binary data..... UGH!
Why an in-depth discussion of binary serialization is not included in these books is amazing. What good is a desktop application if you can't present and save user data without database files.
Overall though, this book met my expectations, and then some.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Better than other Windows Forms books
Much better than Windows Forms Programming with C# by Erik Brown. This book has useful object oriented GUI design information too. I highly recommend this book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Matthew does it again.
Every time I buy a Matthew MacDonald book, I can't wait to go get another one. The guy is a true master of writing and programming.
I liked everythign about this book. It was easy to read, very interesting, filled with great examples and just all around excellent.
If you want to start building your own controls, for sale or just for personal use, get this book. There are a lot of great UI books out there, this is definitely one of them....but Matthew outdid himself again.
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