Programming with C#, by Erik Brown, (Paperback, 752 pages);
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Studio .NET and .NET Framework SDK
programming is becoming such a common commodity that
some people do not appreciate its complexity anymore.
Every new application in Windows is expected to follow
the standards established by Microsoft Office. Visual
Studio used to help programmers achieve the Windows
standards. The new Microsoft .NET makes Windows applications
part of a bigger platform however. The new Visual
Studio.NET and the new C# (pronounced "C Sharp")
compiler in .NET promise to take developers one step
farther into the newly rising .NET platform. Despite
the new trend toward network-centric programming,
this book takes one step back and examines how the
new Visual Studio.NET can help in Windows programming.
book takes the traditional approach by starting with
Form window, then develops it into a photo album library.
Chapter one uses the command line C# compiler to demonstrate
the simplicity of Windows Forms programming without Visual
Studio.NET. Chapter two introduces Visual Studio.NET
the example from the previous chapter. This paves the way
for a rich discussion of Windows programming topics in
subsequent chapters (menu, status bars, common file dialog,
drawing and scrolling, dialog boxes, List controls and
Windows controls, toolbars and tips, Listview, Treeview,
MDI, and data binding). The last chapter discusses some
tasks in Windows programming, including printing, timer,
drag & drop and ActiveX controls.
complete source codes can be downloaded from the book's web
site in four ZIP files. They represent the three parts of
the book and one image file. The three parts of the book include
basic introduction to C# and Visual Stdio.NET (part one),
basic Windows controls (part two), advanced Windows controls
such as listview, treeview, MDI, data binding, and the miscellaneous
topics in the last chapter (part three).
chapter also goes into specifics about how individual controls
can be used in the photo album project. Each step in Visual
Studio is tabulated in detail. Developers from any background
should have no issue following the examples along with the
discussion. I wish every technical book could follow the same
summary, this book is an excellent discussion of Windows programming
using the new Visual Studio.NET tool to create Window applications.
It is like a new Petzold's book about Windows programming
on the Microsoft .NET platform.
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