Book Recommendation


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Neil Landau

Hi all,

I'd like to ask for book recommendations, please.

I'm a VB guy looking to move to C#. I have quite a fair amount of
experience of VB.NET (and prior to that, VB4 through VB6), so I'm not
new to programming or the .NET framework itself. I am also quite
versed in general "object oriented" programming, especially since
moving to VB.NET from VB6, although I've done object-oriented
programming in VB6, too (well, as much as you can with VB6 :)

I've recently read the pocket reference book, "C# Language Pocket
Reference" from O'Reilly, which is fantastic as a small "primer", and
I also have (also small!) "C# & VB.NET Conversion Pocket Reference"
also from O'Reilly.

I'm interested in hearing recommendations for other, perhaps somewhat
"meatier" books for a VB guy moving to C#. I'd like to avoid
"reference"-style books that detail the .NET components and their
properties/methods, instead focusing on books that really delve into
the C# language itself, and perhaps the "mindset" for C# developers.

Any and all recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Apologies in advance if this isn't the forum for posting such
requests.


Regards,
Neil.
 
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David

One of the best technical books I've ever used is "C# and the .NET Platform,
Second Edition" by Andrew Troelsen. Does assume some C++ experience, but
also includes some examples of calling C# code from VB.NET. I'd highly
recommend checking it out. There may be a newer revision available, but I
have no experience with it.

David
 
C

Cor Ligthert [MVP]

Neil,

Just start, for not doing that there are to few differences between C# and
VB.Net.

If you want some first help than have a look at these pages.

Ecma
http://www.jaggersoft.com/csharp_standard/toc.htm

Code C# and VB
http://www.harding.edu/USER/fmccown/WWW/vbnet_csharp_comparison.html

Language compare
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/vsintro7/html/vxgrfLanguageEquivalents.asp

Something about C# written by a C# adept
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/csharp/faq/#vb.or.csharp

I hope this gives some ideas

Cor
 
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Jon Skeet [C# MVP]

Neil Landau said:
I'm interested in hearing recommendations for other, perhaps somewhat
"meatier" books for a VB guy moving to C#. I'd like to avoid
"reference"-style books that detail the .NET components and their
properties/methods, instead focusing on books that really delve into
the C# language itself, and perhaps the "mindset" for C# developers.

"Essential C#" by Mark Michaelis is very good in terms of focusing on
the language rather than all the libraries.
 

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