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Microsoft Visual C# .Net Step by Step (Step by Step (Microsoft)) Paperback – January 23, 2002


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John Sharp is the author of Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Step by Step and Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step. John is a principal technologist for Content Master Ltd., where he works on technology and training projects for a variety of international customers.

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  • Series: Step by Step (Microsoft)
  • Paperback: 621 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (January 23, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735612897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735612891
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,140,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By gbworld@comcast.net on February 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have not been a fan of the Step By Step series in the past. If this is the direction they are going, I may have to re-examine by own personal bias against them.
Admitedly, this is a beginner's book, rather than a book for people who have already gained quite a bit of experience in C# through the betas. But, that is not all bad.
My own personal reason for picking up this book is the large amount of time I have spent on Visual Basic .NET, as of late. The fact it was free made it worth even more to me.
My personal love of this book comes from the fact it is the first one I have sat down and read that covers more than syntax. Okay, Wrox did have a book that went beyond, but it was rushed and not as well designed for learning a new language and paradigm.
From the first chapter, you are encouraged to get into code and start developing with C#.NET from the first chapter. The book also covers a variety of types of projects. Parts 4-6 take you through Windows Forms and WebForm applications, as well as working with ADO.NET. Sweet!
The book is broken down into nice bite size chunks, each with its own projects. Overall, I wish Microsoft was still putting the ebook on the CD, as I like to carry the CD instead of the entire tome, but that is a minor knock.
There is one potential downside to the book. You can easily develop with C# using notepad. Much of the book, however, relies on Visual Studio .NET. While I don't consider this a major negative, those that are not using Visual Studio .NET will not get as much value from the book.
I am a bit reluctant to give this book 5 stars, as I, as an advanced developer, do not get as much value out of this book. However, it hits its intended target and makes a wonderful book for someone just learning C#. And, with almsot 600 pages of content, and a reasonable font size, it packs quite a punch. The fact that the layout looks rather nice and makes it easy and enjoyable to learn is an added bonus.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By BodhiDhamma on March 30, 2002
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One of the best C# tutorials available. Also quite a nice intro to OOP as well as the Visual Studio.NET programming environment.
If you are new to programming, coming from a non-OOP language such as Visual Basic 6.0 (or previous) or even a long-time coder who needs a quick into to the C# language, you should be able to find something for you here in this book. The first half of the book teaches you the basics of the C# language and how to program using the Visual Studio.NET programming environment. The second half introduces basic Windows programming, some ASP.NET as well as ADO.NET and even XML.
Obviously, Windows programming and using the .NET framework are very complex topics and no single book can possibly cover everything, but for the newcomer, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better starting place.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Grant on April 15, 2002
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I am about 85% through this book and it is great if you are looking for a comprehensive intro to .NET and C#. If you are already familiar with most of .NET and want something in-depth on a particular aspect of .NET, than you should probably look elsewhere. I attended a 1 week, $2500 class on .NET and this book is much better from my perspective. Covered most of the same topics, but in more depth than the class (although still not beyond intermediate level). The book is tutorial style which I like for the most part. So yes, you need to be in front of your computer. Remarkably, I have not had ANY problems with any of the code so far other than one difference in a diagram display which did not effect the programs operation. Now that I am about through the book, I know what I want to learn more about and have an excellent overview of .NET and C#. Just keep in mind that it is a beginning to intermediate level book.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Paul VINE VOICE on September 30, 2002
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This book is geared for the person who is either a novice programmer or is new to object oriented programming. Anyone who is migrating from another language such as C++ or Java would be better served by choosing the Microsoft Press Core Reference book. This book takes a leisurely pace through C# and Visual Studio. Each chapter introduces a concept and then takes you through a step-by-step demonstration in Visual Studio of a program using that concept. Beyond the basics of C#, the book also covers such topics and ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and web services. It includes a brief tutorial on XML as well. The book does not cover each topic in great depth and some topics are left out (I/O, for example) but for someone with little or no experience the pace and the material covered is about perfect. Overall the book is well done. The book makes it easy for the novice to learn C#. The lessons are well designed to help the reader understand the material that was just covered. The authors' pace is perfect for a self-study course and should allow you to learn the material without much struggle. If you have experience then you will probably want to look elsewhere, perhaps to the Core Reference or the O'Reilly book. You should note that this book is very much a "hands on" book so you will need a copy of Visual Studio or Visual C#.NET to make it worthwhile.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Gabriel on March 9, 2002
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For once an MS Press step by step book has exceeded my expectations. This book does an execelent job of explaining C# from three perspectives. New to programming, C or C++ experience, VB experience. It explains the changes from the latter two and points out how this is an improvment.
As an experienced programmer, I've been able to skim chapters I already understand. There is a guide at the front that suggests chapters that I'd be interested in.
I also like the chapter format, that gives you a estimated time to complete each chapter.
I was scouring for a C# book that was going to give me as much info as I could get, without dropping the typical [money] for a computer book. This is definately the best one I found. I can refer back to it as a reference, and it touches on the other .net technologies too.
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