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Book on what is new in C# for VS 2005?

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Is there a book on what is new in C# for VS 2005?

The books I can find on Amazon seem to be about C# in VS 2005 - in other
words for people who want to learn C#, but telling them about it in terms of
VS 2005.

I just don't want to read a lot of stuff I already know.

Thanks
May 15 '06 #1
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I highly recommend Patrick Smacchia's book. Here's a tiny url...

Patrick is the author of NDepend, a world renowned code metrick analysis
tool and this book is the best I've seen so far.

http://tinyurl.com/gnfqm

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"Robert Halford" <ro************@tiscali.com> wrote in message
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Is there a book on what is new in C# for VS 2005?

The books I can find on Amazon seem to be about C# in VS 2005 - in other
words for people who want to learn C#, but telling them about it in terms
of VS 2005.

I just don't want to read a lot of stuff I already know.

Thanks

May 15 '06 #2

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Robert Halford wrote:
Is there a book on what is new in C# for VS 2005?

The books I can find on Amazon seem to be about C# in VS 2005 - in other
words for people who want to learn C#, but telling them about it in terms of
VS 2005.

I just don't want to read a lot of stuff I already know.


What's new in Visual C# 2005
<http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/t27ahy37(VS.80).aspx>

What's new in the C# 2.0 Language and Compiler
<http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7cz8t42e(VS.80).aspx>

What's new in the .NET Framework 2.0
<http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/t357fb32>

*cough* google *cough*

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May 15 '06 #3

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> I highly recommend Patrick Smacchia's book. Here's a tiny url...

Patrick is the author of NDepend, a world renowned code metrick analysis
tool and this book is the best I've seen so far.


.... if you are able to read it. Patrick's English is so poor, it's a pity
that he didn't hire an english proofreader before publishing it :-(

regards, Robert

May 15 '06 #4

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Hmm, I know Patrick personally and I know that the English version of the
book was translated by a canadian so not his fault personally although I
admit there are incidences of grammar problem that one often sees with
French English translations.

This does not detract from the fact that the technical content is good.

--
Bob Powell [MVP]
Visual C#, System.Drawing

Ramuseco Limited .NET consulting
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Find great Windows Forms articles in Windows Forms Tips and Tricks
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"Robert Fuchs" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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I highly recommend Patrick Smacchia's book. Here's a tiny url...

Patrick is the author of NDepend, a world renowned code metrick analysis
tool and this book is the best I've seen so far.


... if you are able to read it. Patrick's English is so poor, it's a pity
that he didn't hire an english proofreader before publishing it :-(

regards, Robert

May 15 '06 #5

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> Hmm, I know Patrick personally and I know that the English version of the
book was translated by a canadian so not his fault personally although I
admit there are incidences of grammar problem that one often sees with
French English translations.
Interesting - I suppose that this Canadian is a native French speaker -
otherwise this poor translation wouldn't have been possible.
This does not detract from the fact that the technical content is good.


of course, it doesn't.

regards, Robert

May 15 '06 #6

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On Mon, 15 May 2006 14:32:48 +0100, "Robert Halford"
<ro************@tiscali.com> wrote:
Is there a book on what is new in C# for VS 2005?


Titles that come to mind:

Jesse Liberty's C# 2005 Notebook. That is specifically a quick, easy
rampup on new features, so it sounds like it's exactly what you want.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/059600799X

Francesco Balena's new book on .NET framework 2.0 in C#. Check
MSPress for table of contents or see if a local bookstore has it yet
(just published 2 weeks ago).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735623082

I haven't seen Patrick Smaccia's book. I'm curious about that, but I
can't comment.

May 15 '06 #7

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I don't care if you think you already know something, re-reading the same
thing over again is a great way to recall those little pesky concepts as
well as the good old tips and tricks that I can guaranty you, that you have
forgotten already because C#/.Net is so vast.

The problem here is that people don't think they forgot something because
they don't remember they have forgotten! Am I getting to philosophical
here??

I recommend a book called "CLR via C# 2" by Jeffrey Richter. Simply put,
anyone that has not read this book is still a C#/.Net virgin in my opinion
:)

"Robert Halford" <ro************@tiscali.com> wrote in message
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Is there a book on what is new in C# for VS 2005?

The books I can find on Amazon seem to be about C# in VS 2005 - in other
words for people who want to learn C#, but telling them about it in terms
of VS 2005.

I just don't want to read a lot of stuff I already know.

Thanks

May 15 '06 #8

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_DD
On Mon, 15 May 2006 19:19:04 +0200, "Bob Powell [MVP]"
<bob@_spamkiller_bobpowell.net> wrote:
Hmm, I know Patrick personally and I know that the English version of the
book was translated by a canadian
So the whole book is in Canadian? Damn, I flunked that in high
school.
This does not detract from the fact that the technical content is good.


Bob, I'm very curious about the book now. Do you know if there are
any chapters or samples online?

May 16 '06 #9

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There seem to be no sample chapters online at the link I placed in a
previous post. I will tell Patrick to make sure some content gets put up
there.

The book really is great if you can ignore the language oddities and gets
reviews to that effect with 4-5 stars for technical content but less for
language reasons.

--
Bob Powell [MVP]
Visual C#, System.Drawing

Ramuseco Limited .NET consulting
http://www.ramuseco.com

Find great Windows Forms articles in Windows Forms Tips and Tricks
http://www.bobpowell.net/tipstricks.htm

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On Mon, 15 May 2006 19:19:04 +0200, "Bob Powell [MVP]"
<bob@_spamkiller_bobpowell.net> wrote:
Hmm, I know Patrick personally and I know that the English version of the
book was translated by a canadian


So the whole book is in Canadian? Damn, I flunked that in high
school.
This does not detract from the fact that the technical content is good.


Bob, I'm very curious about the book now. Do you know if there are
any chapters or samples online?

May 16 '06 #10

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