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C Sharp Book... Any good?

Hi,

I have 'some' experience in VB. I would like to learn C-Sharp and would like
to know if the following book is any good or not.

Thank you.

Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step - Version 2003
by John Sharp and Jon Jagger ISBN:0735619093
Nov 15 '05 #1
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"Dragon" <No***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I have 'some' experience in VB. I would like to learn C-Sharp and would like to know if the following book is any good or not.

Thank you.

Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step - Version 2003
by John Sharp and Jon Jagger ISBN:0735619093

I just bought another one:

"The complete reference C#" by Herbert Schildt
It was on sale at MicroCenter(only 5 bucks instead of $49.99), so i got a
good book and a good bargain :)
Nov 15 '05 #2
MuZZy wrote:
I just bought another one:

"The complete reference C#" by Herbert Schildt
It was on sale at MicroCenter(only 5 bucks instead of $49.99), so i got a
good book and a good bargain :)


Wow -- I always remember Herbert Schildt teaching low-level languages
like C. This is quite a shock to hear!
Nov 15 '05 #3
Programming C# by O'Reilly is really good. Even though I'm currently
on page 69...but, you should look at the book's reviews, that is your
best bet.
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Nov 15 '05 #4
I bought a couple of his C books as well. Always found him one of the more
readable technical authors.

Check out the C# patch work book on this site, cribbed from sample chapters
of other books.

http://www.softsteel.co.uk/tutorials/cSharp/patch.html

plus their C# tutorial

http://www.softsteel.co.uk/tutorials/cSharp/cIndex.html

Hope that helps.

I'm not that interested in buying books nowadays given most of everything
you need to available on the Net if you are prepared to look (which overall
is probably more expensive in time, than buying a book but a bit more fun).
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"Dragon" <No***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I have 'some' experience in VB. I would like to learn C-Sharp and would

like
to know if the following book is any good or not.

Thank you.

Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step - Version 2003
by John Sharp and Jon Jagger ISBN:0735619093

I just bought another one:

"The complete reference C#" by Herbert Schildt
It was on sale at MicroCenter(only 5 bucks instead of $49.99), so i got a
good book and a good bargain :)

Nov 15 '05 #5
On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 15:02:59 -0800, in msg
<Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>, "Dragon"
<No***********@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I have 'some' experience in VB. I would like to learn C-Sharp and would like
to know if the following book is any good or not.

Thank you.

Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step - Version 2003
by John Sharp and Jon Jagger ISBN:0735619093

I am just going through the process of learning C# also. My learning
process involves converting some of my current VB 6 modules, classes,
forms, etc. As I began this process I would have to constantly look at
very elemental language elements and try to find the C# equivalent.
This made for very long, and tedious searches which become tiring over
time and I need to maximize my time and effort. I picked up 'The .NET
Languages: A Quick Translation Guide" by Brian Bischof which has
proved invaluable in easily and quickly identifying C# equivalents
along with good examples.

--
John Wood a.k.a Mortimer Schnurd
http://www.loosemarbles.com
Nov 15 '05 #6

Hi John,

Thanks for recommending my book, "The .NET Languages". I've been teaching
VB6 for years and I wanted to write a book that made it easy for someone
like me to quickly learn the .NET syntax. I'm glad it helps you!

Once you start working with Crystal Reports, you should check out my new
book coming out on April 1st, 2004 (I'm selling autographed copies on my
website prior to its release). It shows you how to program every aspect of
Crystal Reports .NET. Of course, I show all the code in both VB.NET and C#.
:-) I think you'll find that there is no other CR book on the market like
it. My website gives more information as well as a free ebook you can
download.

Take care,

Brian

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On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 15:02:59 -0800, in msg
<Oj**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>, "Dragon"
<No***********@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I have 'some' experience in VB. I would like to learn C-Sharp and would liketo know if the following book is any good or not.

Thank you.

Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step - Version 2003
by John Sharp and Jon Jagger ISBN:0735619093

I am just going through the process of learning C# also. My learning
process involves converting some of my current VB 6 modules, classes,
forms, etc. As I began this process I would have to constantly look at
very elemental language elements and try to find the C# equivalent.
This made for very long, and tedious searches which become tiring over
time and I need to maximize my time and effort. I picked up 'The .NET
Languages: A Quick Translation Guide" by Brian Bischof which has
proved invaluable in easily and quickly identifying C# equivalents
along with good examples.

--
John Wood a.k.a Mortimer Schnurd
http://www.loosemarbles.com

Nov 15 '05 #7
> Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step - Version 2003 by John Sharp and Jon
Jagger
ISBN:0735619093


I've been learning from it and I'd say its suited my needs verty well.

Peter Seaman
Nov 15 '05 #8
rollasoc wrote:
I bought a couple of his C books as well. Always found him one of the more
readable technical authors.


Same here. He would always get a bad spin from people for things like
not including enough samples of where a particular technique might be used.

Still, I found that by reading his books, one could learn the particular
language in very little time.

<snip>
Nov 15 '05 #9
On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 10:24:33 -0800, in msg
<#a**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, "Brian Bischof"
<br***@nospam.bischofsystems.com> wrote:

Hi John,

Thanks for recommending my book, "The .NET Languages". I've been teaching
VB6 for years and I wanted to write a book that made it easy for someone
like me to quickly learn the .NET syntax. I'm glad it helps you!

Once you start working with Crystal Reports, you should check out my new
book coming out on April 1st, 2004 (I'm selling autographed copies on my
website prior to its release). It shows you how to program every aspect of
Crystal Reports .NET. Of course, I show all the code in both VB.NET and C#.
:-) I think you'll find that there is no other CR book on the market like
it. My website gives more information as well as a free ebook you can
download.

Take care,

Brian

Hi Brian,
I really have to say, your book has been a real time-saver for me. It
remains on my desk-top within easy reach and I refer to it very often.
The layout is perfect for jumping in at any point and finding just the
right amount of material to get a firm understanding of a particular
C# equivalent of a VB 6 element. My appreciation is extended to you
for this well crafted work.
--
John Wood a.k.a Mortimer Schnurd
http://www.loosemarbles.com
Nov 15 '05 #10

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