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Managed C++ and .NET Development: Visual Studio .NET 2003 Edition Paperback – March 31, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately there wasn't as much interest toward C++ compared with C# or VB, so there isn't much literature to choose from on the market.
But for beginners and intermediates it's probably the best C++ book available right now.
You have a well structured book and good examples presented in a clear language.
However the author only skims across ASP, ADO and web services.
The interoperability with COM, unmanaged code, or P/Invoke it's missing completely, and that's the main strenght of C++.
I highly recommend this book for starters, and then following with Richard Grimes' "Programming with Managed Extensions for Microsoft Visual C++ .NET".
The latter really goes to the hard topics of managed C++ and fills the voids in Stephen's book.
That could make you an expert.
All the other managed C++ books available as 06/2003 are pretty much paper junk or lame rehersals of old unmanaged C++ books...
The only problem is that with 2005 upon us, some of the syntax in the book is now dated. I bought it anyway to get a good grounding in this stuff. If he writes a 2005 version I'm all over it.
chapter 1-8 reviewed the c++ basics very well plus introducing MC++ style smoothly.
I don't know why windows forms is placed in chapter 9, but well, it's still SUPERB. 2 thumbs up!!
This is not the book you will get bored with. It's rare to find the book which is both fun and advanced. i think this one is precisely it. I'm so glad to find out how to write asp.net page with (managed) c++, it's a great felling! the way the chapter about managed c++ in asp.net is explained is beyond the good,hence excellent. it's so easy plus you have fun with it and before you know, you can program web pages with c++. I was also amazed with chapter on web-services. i red few times about this new technology but first now after i red Stephens Managed C++ i understand completely what the web services are and how to write them. And in both asp.net and web-service chapter you get simple sampels which is extremely importent to get someone understand what you talking about but beyond that there are also advanced sampels with ADO.NET and Web-forms. Beautifull!!
To begin with, the book explains shortly .NET and than explains what Managed C++ is (it's c++ adapted to .NET , and there are some minor differences in syntax with the original c++)
Than the book compare how Managed c++ language looks like in .NET, so you get all details and what you need to corectly write c++ programms i .NET. The rest of the book is about Windwows Forms, Advanced Windows Foram, GDI+(drawing) and so on..
What a author!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The writing is clear and the sample code used to illustrate the concepts are excellent. I like the author's writing style and the progression of topics. Read morePublished on February 2, 2008 by S. Trinh
This is too elementary, if you want to learn C++ this is the book you need to have. For a more advanced real world application and web services development look elsewhere.Published on June 25, 2005 by Ralph Veras
This is possibly one of the best books I have ever read. The depth is good and it covers a lot of really handy stuff.Published on June 1, 2004 by P. Turner
A reviewer stated that in chapter 2 there are Visual Studio .NET commands that are not found in the Visual Studio.NET Standard addition.
Hmmmm this confuses me... Read more
I thought the the first chapter on the overview of the .NET frame work was very good. When I got to the 2nd chapter on managed C++ basics, the book refered to using a command... Read morePublished on February 1, 2004 by Richard Ryan