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I just got a VC .NET 2003 compiler and want to learn C# programming. What books would you recommend? I've been reading the book reviews on amazon.com and there appears to be a lot of good books -- or so the readers claim. I'm not at all interested in "C# for Dummies" -- anyone buying that book needs his/her head examined :rolleyes:

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I've read dozens of C# and .NET books. The best, hands down, IMHO is Programming Microsoft Windows with C# by Petzold. It is focused on Windows Forms (desktop apps) rather than ASP.NET or ADO.NET, but that's a great place to begin. I no longer need it very often, but my copy is falling apart from use.

I just got a VC .NET 2003 compiler and want to learn C# programming. What books would you recommend? ...

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"Programming in the Key of C#" is pretty good too, for getting the basics of the language itself. However, most of the examples, though the concepts are translatable to Windows Forms apps, are done with console apps.

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With your experience, you don't need more than a good reference. I learned C# from "The C# Programming Language". That coupled with the material on MSDN is more than enough to get started with some serious programming.

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i would suggest going to an actual book store such as "books-a-million" and looking at the various books they have.
you can read a but and determine which you like the best.
its better this way, because you can find a book you can understand, rather then what a person that learns differently finds easy to understand

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You can do the same thing on Amazon (at least for many books). There is a feature that let's you browse a sample of the contents of the book. With the price of gas these days, I'd try that first... unless you can ride your bike to the bookstore! :)

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