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Is there a C# Book for VS 2005 Express Edition with lots of 'beginner' SQL database integration examples?

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I've coded using VBA on top of MS Excel for the last 2 years (40 hours a
week). I've stepped up to VS C# 2005 Express / SQL Server 2005 Express a
couple months ago, but the videos that I downloaded along with the software
didnt really give me the kinds of examples I think I need to write the types
of App's that I'm currently writing now in Excel/VBA? I write Time Card
programs, Payroll programs, automated product pricing engines (they generate
interest rate quotes based on a complex set of qualifying criteria),
Bill-Pay programs, etc. all small bz. stuff and nothing really that
difficult if you know how to code in whatever language you use.

In C#/SQL, I am totally confused about setting up the database to work with
the above examples (using Windows Forms App's)? For example, I dont know the
best method for showing the user all their clock-in and clock-out times for
any given pay period which they might select to view? All I've seen as
examples of writing data to and from the database involved using text boxes
or list boxes and it was a couple items at best that were being transferred
back and forth? I'm not sure if there are other controls that are designed
to handle large amounts of data vs. small amt's being transferred? And what
the best ways are to sort through these amounts of data for the user to
view, and what the "best practices" are to do all this type of stuff right?
Agghhh!! LOL

So I want to make sure I get started on the right foot. I'm looking for a
'special' book that hopefully focuses on bz. App development from a
beginners point of view in terms of coding C# as well as integrating SQL
2005 Express into my Forms App's, and doesn't contain a bunch of stuff about
enterprise level deployment, just lot's of focus on simple App development
like what I write now in Exce/VBA that will get me off to a flying start
without being too hard to learn it initially.

Thank You!
Matt
Oct 29 '07 #1
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Matt wrote:
I'm looking for a 'special' book that hopefully focuses on bz. App
development from a beginners point of view in terms of coding C# as
well as integrating SQL 2005 Express into my Forms App's, and doesn't
contain a bunch of stuff about enterprise level deployment, just
lot's of focus on simple App development like what I write now in
Exce/VBA that will get me off to a flying start without being too
hard to learn it initially.
Try Murach's C# 2005:

http://www.murach.com/books/csh5/index.htm

It covers C# Express and SSEE and shows how to write business type
applications.

HTH

--
Andre Prins
Twain Development
Oct 30 '07 #2

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Thanks for the reply. I found this same book at the time I was writing this
thread, which made me hopeful I'd get some good suggestions. So far this is
the only suggestion I've heard that gives me bz. examples specifically at a
'beginner' type level. It seems like it should cement the basics well and
worst case I may have to get another book in a few months more focused on
databases if I still need to. But that would be fine at this point in my
learning.

Hey, thanks again!
Matt

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Matt wrote:
>I'm looking for a 'special' book that hopefully focuses on bz. App
development from a beginners point of view in terms of coding C# as
well as integrating SQL 2005 Express into my Forms App's, and doesn't
contain a bunch of stuff about enterprise level deployment, just
lot's of focus on simple App development like what I write now in
Exce/VBA that will get me off to a flying start without being too
hard to learn it initially.

Try Murach's C# 2005:

http://www.murach.com/books/csh5/index.htm

It covers C# Express and SSEE and shows how to write business type
applications.

HTH

--
Andre Prins
Twain Development

Oct 30 '07 #3

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