- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Sams (13 March 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780672322877
- ISBN-13: 978-0672322877
- ASIN: 0672322870
- Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2.8 x 23.1 cm
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Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours) Paperback – 13 Mar 2002
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From the Back Cover
Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours provides readers with 24 structured lessons that provide a light, but thorough introduction to C#. James Foxall moves beyond the pure syntax covered in existing books, to guide readers step-by-step through a cohesive presentation of the basics of C#. Once the basics are understood, Foxall shows the reader how to apply this knowledge to real-world Windows programming tasks using C#. Each chapter contains exercises that reinforce the lessons learned in each chapter. Tips, Notes, and Cautions provide additional advice from the authors on how to get up to speed and programming quickly with C#. Sidebars provide the more experienced reader with tips that will ease their migration from Visual Basic 6 and Visual C++ to C#.
About the Author
James Foxall is vice president of Tigerpaw Software, Inc., and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) specializing in commercial database applications. James is an authority on interface and behavior standards of Windows applications, and has written more than 150,000 lines of commercial production code. James has authored several books and regularly contributes articles to journals and magazines.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
If I do not try to document as I go, like to create indexes so I can find things fast after the fact, than the chapters/hours 1 through 15 will take you an hour. When you get to a new concept, you might spend 2 or 3 hours.
Best for coming up to speed quickly with a new language for an existing programmer.
Also if you are learning C# for the first time and do not have experience with C++, Microsoft Visual anything (FoxPro, Basic, C++, you get the idea) this book is a MUST have.
If you have programmed extensively in VFP, VB and C++ you will think it too basic.
I like that it does more than just forms programming. Also helpful to understand object oriented programming to since everything in Windows and dotNET these days is an object.
If one of your pet peeves is that the Microsoft products put extra junk that you do not need when programming, you can quickly figure out the minimum you need to get buy before you reach chapter 8.
(of course with a bit more than that).
I was looking for a book to quickly learn the LANGUAGE C#, not a study of Visual Studio .NET, which takes all of about 1 hour or less for an experienced software developer to learn. If the title were changed to "Teach Yourself Visual Studio.NET in 24 hours", I'd give it 5 stars.
Bottom line, if you are a C++ or Java software engineer who wants to come up to speed on C#, this is not the book for you.
I asked James Foxall a few questions via email and he answered them promptly and with excellent care.
This book is a giant read me for visual studio.
It is impossible to read this book when you are anywhere but on your computer because everything you do involves using Visual Studio which the author annoyingly calls "C#" hence the book title.
This book is of no value to people who want to learn ABOUT c# and is a waste of money.
Buy Programming in the Key of C# if you want a good book for beginners.