Customer Reviews for

CLR Via C#

Average Rating 4.5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted December 8, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    The book is great, Richter provides a welth of information about .Net in general. I strongly recommend it to everyone, beginner and experienced developers. Reading this book will give you a quantum leap of understanding into the .Net framework.

    On the side that I found less than great is the fact that the book has been arround since .Net 1.x and has been revised twice. So for example in .Net 4 Tasks have taken over from "naked" treads yet the majority of the later chapters talk about and provide exmaples using the thread-pool. The book does cover Tasks though. The book feels like the additions to .Net are there as an after-thought.

    The second point I have is that I personally would have liked to have seen more examples. Though I understand that it was a balancing act between the thickness of the book and the examples that Richter provides. In whole I do believe that Richter did achieve a good balance between book thickness and examples provided.


    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Another Jeffrey Richter Classic

    I've been collecting and studying Jeffrey's technical books for ten years now. All of his books are chock full of little gems that you just don't find anywhere else.

    If you really want to know what happens when you code your .NET application in a certain manner, this book is where you'll find that out. It doesn't just tell you what IL code is generated, but the implications of your code on the performance and reliability of your application.

    You'll want to read each chapter several times to ferret out all the insights tucked away in there. Especially pay attention to the chapters on multi-threading. Don't foray into that quicksand without reading those chapters first!

    I've offered to loan this book out at work, but don't seem to get any takers. They think I'm a bit of a geek perhaps. Then again, they all wonder why I'm getting paid twice as much as they are. My not-so secret weapons are the books written by Jeffrey Richter, Charles Petzold, and others. If you want to be the best, arm yourself with the best information available.

    Maybe I am a geek..

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2006

    Richter delivers again

    As always, Jeffrey Richter delivers on a wonderful product. This book is filled with great insight into the details of .NET. From one cover of the book to the next, you'll not want to put this book down.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1