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Best book on new changes in 2.0 for the .Net 1.1 veteran

I'm a fairly seasoned vet with .net 1.1, and want a hardcore, indepth review
of the new changes in 2.0, mostly covering the core namespaces and the
System.Windows.Forms namespace. I dont really care about ASP.Net.

Most of the books on 2.0 take it from the point of a beginner, which is a
waste of time and money for me.

any good book recomendations?
Feb 6 '06 #1
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Hi John,
I would personally recommend "Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform" by
Andrew Troelsen. Although this book does cover some ASP.Net features he
mainly focusses on the new additions to the .Net language for 2.0 compared to
1.1 He has a great writing style and seems to find most of the interesting
parts of each topic. This is definitely not a book for beginners, so that
should meet your requirements.

Definitely worth a read.

Mark
http://www.markdawson.org
"john conwell" wrote:
I'm a fairly seasoned vet with .net 1.1, and want a hardcore, indepth review
of the new changes in 2.0, mostly covering the core namespaces and the
System.Windows.Forms namespace. I dont really care about ASP.Net.

Most of the books on 2.0 take it from the point of a beginner, which is a
waste of time and money for me.

any good book recomendations?

Feb 6 '06 #2
Hello john,
I'm a fairly seasoned vet with .net 1.1, and want a hardcore, indepth
review of the new changes in 2.0, mostly covering the core namespaces
and the System.Windows.Forms namespace. I dont really care about
ASP.Net.

Most of the books on 2.0 take it from the point of a beginner, which
is a waste of time and money for me.

any good book recomendations?


Hm... Petzold's new book "Programming Windows Forms" seems to be really just
a .NET 2.0 addendum to his older "Programming Windows with C#". I haven't
read it yet, though -- I'm still working through Matthew MacDonalds updated
Windows Forms 2.0 book (which is great so far).

Cheers,
--
Joerg Jooss
ne********@joergjooss.de
Feb 6 '06 #3
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On Mon, 6 Feb 2006 13:35:05 -0800, john conwell
<jo*********@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
I'm a fairly seasoned vet with .net 1.1, and want a hardcore, indepth review
of the new changes in 2.0, mostly covering the core namespaces and the
System.Windows.Forms namespace. I dont really care about ASP.Net.

Most of the books on 2.0 take it from the point of a beginner, which is a
waste of time and money for me.

any good book recomendations?


That's exactly the focus of Jesse Liberty's "Visual C# 2005
Developer's Notebook" except that book is not focused on forms. It is
intended for those already familiar with VS2003. OReilly's website
probably has the table of contents and a sample chapter (on generics,
if memory serves).

Re forms: The other poster is correct about the Petzold book. Also
Matthew MacDonald's book on Windows Forms just came out. Very well
written with comprehensive coverage of new forms/controls features.
Feb 11 '06 #4
> That's exactly the focus of Jesse Liberty's "Visual C# 2005
Developer's Notebook" except that book is not focused on forms. It is
intended for those already familiar with VS2003. OReilly's website
probably has the table of contents and a sample chapter (on generics,
if memory serves).


Thanks for mentioning my book. You can read about the book, and find source
code, related materials, the sample chapter and a link to a support
discussion forum on my web site (http://www.LibertyAssociates.com) - just
click on books.

Thanks again.

-jesse liberty
Feb 11 '06 #5

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