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melloorr    100
Can anyone help, i'm looking for a C# book that is suitable for complete beginners. I tried [url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1430225491/ref=ox_ya_os_product"]Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform[/url] as another member has suggested to me, but i am finding it really confusing and (in my opinion) too much information for a beginner to take in. Any help will be great. (even if it just telling me to stick with that book)

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beatlefan    198
I learned C# from here : [url="http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorial.aspx"]http://www.csharp-st...m/Tutorial.aspx[/url]. I'm not quite sure how good it is for complete beginners, as already knew Java and C++ before I learned C#. It's free though, so your not really taking a risk.

Also, that book looks a bit advance for you, so it's okay for you to find it confusing.

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beatlefan    198
I would learn from a simple/easier tutorial. After that go back to that book as it looks like it will teach you a lot, you just need some experience though, as the book's description says [font="Arial"]"[/font][size="2"][font="Arial"]do understand that it's targeted at experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science". So it sounds like you should at least have a basic idea of how to program before trying to read that book.[/font][/size]

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Serapth    6671
I'm going to shill again and such [url=www.safaribooksonline.com]Safari Books Online[/url]. It is all I used anymore and I used to spend 600 or 700$ a year on books. So, if you are considering paying full MSRP for book, consider trying Safari. IF you can't read on a screen or don't have an iPad, this may not be the service for you, but if you are just starting out, having the ability to search ( and search within ) 10000+ books is a huge boon.



As to actually answering your question, I almost always go with the book from the language creator, in this case [url="http://www.google.ca/search?q=0-321-74176-5&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&redir_esc=&ei=TkMkTuvlLrP_sQKnj63NAw#hl=en&pq=isbn%3A%200-321-74176-5&xhr=t&q=ISBN%200-321-74176-5&cp=4&pf=p&sclient=psy&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:en-us%3AIE-Address&source=hp&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=ISBN+0-321-74176-5&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=58fb25eeaca48251&biw=1688&bih=849&bs=1"]The C# Programming Language ( Covering 4th )[/url] by Anders Hejlsberg, which coincidentally is on Safari. ;)

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melloorr    100
@beatlefan I tried that website, but I got up to the second example, which didnt work, then i realised that it was last updated in 2009, so it wasn't for C# 4.0 so i looked for another website and i found this: [url="http://www.csharpkey.com/csharp/"]C# Key: C# 4.0 Programming[/url] which looks decent right?

@Serapth I can't afford that just yet, but after I have tried this tutorial, I might buy membership and try it out. It does look great though.

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beatlefan    198
[quote name='melloorr' timestamp='1311015779' post='4836951']
@beatlefan I tried that website, but I got up to the second example, which didnt work, then i realised that it was last updated in 2009, so it wasn't for C# 4.0 so i looked for another website and i found this: [url="http://www.csharpkey.com/csharp/"]C# Key: C# 4.0 Programming[/url] which looks decent right?
[/quote]

Sorry, I didn't know that it was out of date. Yeah, that other one looks fine.

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Serapth    6671
[quote name='melloorr' timestamp='1311015779' post='4836951']
@beatlefan I tried that website, but I got up to the second example, which didnt work, then i realised that it was last updated in 2009, so it wasn't for C# 4.0 so i looked for another website and i found this: [url="http://www.csharpkey.com/csharp/"]C# Key: C# 4.0 Programming[/url] which looks decent right?

@Serapth I can't afford that just yet, but after I have tried this tutorial, I might buy membership and try it out. It does look great though.
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I'm pretty sure there is a free trial, it will at least give you an idea what books you are interested in.

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melloorr    100
Now i have another problem, I have found a free eBook online: http://www.robmiles.com/c-yellow-book/ which looks promising, but i don't know whether to use it for learning C# or carry on with the online tutorials/lessons:[url="http://www.csharpkey.com/csharp/"] C# Key: C# 4.0 Programming[/url] (I am only on Lesson 3). Your opinions?

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