Sign in to follow this  
StayFly

C# For Starters

Recommended Posts

I am looking for a C# book that is very easy for a starter to understand and also covers Visual studio. I would like recommendation on books that you have read and have experience seeing what are inside the pages instead of hearing from someone who herd from someone that it is a good book. I am new and started off by reading some articles online but i notice something i get loss in the vocabulary that they use and i often look back and say WTF where they saying to me. Also if you have some tips on how to follow along and maybe better understand what i am reading when i am trying to learn programming that would also be a great and huge help too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I liked these books very much:

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-C-Programming-Absolute-Beginner/dp/1931841160"]My link[/url]
[url="http://www.amazon.com/3-0-Beginners-Guide-Herbert-Schildt/dp/0071588302/ref=dp_ob_title_bk"]My link[/url]

Very logically buit chapters, c# examples are games (in one of them), all detailed in an easily understandable way.
Do not copy the C# examples, use them only for controlling your work.
Don't be afraid of their age, because C# 4.0 new features -not so many - can be learnt later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I swore I answered this the other day.... not sure where my answer went.

I would check out [url="http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596514822.do"]Head First C#[/url] there is a Google preview available. I really do mean check it out, as the style is very unconventional, you will either love it or hate it. Granted, it covers only up to C# 3.0, but it is a very approachable series. I wouldn't bother buying a book that specifically covered Visual Studio, that can be better accomplished in other ways.

First and foremost you should [url="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vcsharp/aa336768.aspx"]start here.[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='elodman' timestamp='1317395718' post='4867605']
Don't be afraid of their age, because C# 4.0 new features -not so many - can be learnt later.
[/quote]

is there a lot of new features from C#3.0 to C#4.0. will i have a hard time grasping 4 if i learn 3?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I haven't had any issues studying 3.0 books. Just keep in mind the IDE has changed a lot and some of the locations they may mention for shortcuts or information may be out of date. The language is largely the same in my limited experience with only minor differences in the way some things are called up, most of which the IDE corrects for you, or catches for you.

I use the book linked by elodman (C# 3.0 for absolute beginners) as well as more recent references ([url="http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/"]http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/[/url]) ([url="http://www.3dbuzz.com/"]http://www.3dbuzz.com[/url]) and books almost side by side. I have a picky mind when picking up some concepts and there isn't really a reason to limit yourself to a single reference. There are plenty of free resources if money is an issue.


Hopefully someone else with more insight can provide what may have changed, but as I said, I'm having no issues and anything outdated will fairly blatantly be pointed out by the IDE for you to come ask for clarification on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
thank you for the reply everyone i was wondering has anyone given [url="http://www.amazon.ca/Sams-Teach-Yourself-Visual-Hours/dp/0672331012/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317620371&sr=1-10"]Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours[/url] a read and how are the for dummies books?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this