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C# makes far more sense as a first programming language than C++ ever did. If you’re new (or relatively new) to programming, and you’re looking for a 100 percent nontheoretical introduction, Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours delivers the goods.
The book is organized around the actual development process most programmers will follow: first get comfortable with the Visual Studio environment; then build a user interface; wire it to code that actually makes things happen; connect it to external data and applications (including Microsoft Office); and finally, deploy your solution.
Gently, one lesson at a time, you’ll come to understand objects, methods, and collections; events, forms, and controls (including advanced controls such as tabbed dialog boxes); then data types and math. You’ll learn the basics of working with external databases using ADO.NET; how to debug your applications; even how to create custom setup programs. There are no lengthy lectures on .NET to delay you, though the book does conclude with a “10,000-foot view” of how C# fits into Microsoft’s broader framework. All in all, very accessible, very practical. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.