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Good book on C# / WinForms/ .NET for a C++ programmer?

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Hi, I'm already a C++ programmer and I want to learn C# and the things behind .NET and WinForms. What good book on this topics? I almost bought "C# How To Program", but I saw that this book contains the programming logic and blah blah. I want one that shows C# for itself, like "C++ The programming language" does with C++. Thanks.

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Basically the equivalent to Stroustrup's C++ book is Hejlsberg, Wiltamuth, and Golde's "The C# Programming Language". It's a bound copy of the ECMA standard annotated by the lead engineers of the language.

For Windows Forms, which isn't part of the ECMA spec and isn't mentioned in the book, check out Chris Sell's "Windows Forms Programming in C#".

Hope that helps.

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I was a C/C++ programmer before I learned C# and the book that I would have to recommend is "Programming Microsoft Windows with C#" by Charles Petzold and the Microsoft Press. It doesn't go into much detail but it's a good starting point if you want to use WinForms in C#. However, I wouldn't recommend the book to anyone who has never learnt a programming language prior to this.

edit: The book also gives you a quick but good introduction to the C# language, which is all you need really if you're an experienced programmer.

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