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shadowstep00    738
Hello, i've decided to learn C# so i would like someone to recommend me a good beginner book in C# to buy. I have no prior experience in programming.
I have seen many books in amazon but i dont know which one to pick up......
also i have found this video tutorial series: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_9lfHjYtVg"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_9lfHjYtVg[/url]

So what do you recommend me most?? follow the video series? or buy a good book? i fear that the video tutorial series will not be so complete as a good book... Thanks in advance.[img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

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Kheyas    179
I am a beginner myself. I recommend you watching the series. Though I think reading a book can be almost the same, just a slower process (not necessarily a bad thing). I am currently going through the tutorial too. I want to start with c# instead of c++ (which i'm learning at school - a lot of people say it's awful for a beginner and I started to understand that somehow). And if you still want to read a book you can try the [url="http://www.robmiles.com/c-yellow-book/"]yellow book[/url] by Rob Miles or find yourself some free sources ;).
P.S. The tutorial of thenewboston seemed a little weird in explaining things. Maybe is just me(I understood stuff because i already knew it - c++). Good luck! Edited by Kheyas

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Serapth    6671
You can see my free and not so free C# [url="http://www.gamefromscratch.com/post/2011/08/04/I-want-to-be-a-game-developer.aspx#Csharp"]book recommendations here[/url].

The C# Programming Language 4th Edition ( soon to be 5th ), is probably as close as C# comes to having a bible. While the Head First series is probably the most approachable. Edited by Serapth

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shadowstep00    738
First i have to thank you for your answers,
I see this book is top rated by the readers: [url="http://www.amazon.com/2010-NET-Platform-Andrew-Troelsen/dp/1430225491/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top"]http://www.amazon.com/2010-NET-Platform-Andrew-Troelsen/dp/1430225491/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url]

Is this book suited for beginners? or for more advanced programmers?

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nooblet    167
That book is geared towards professional programmers looking for a quick guide to getting started with C#. It's very good for a reference or those with previous experience, but not good at all for the absolute beginner.

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MilesRobson    310
Rob Miles' book is great.
Head First C# is also awesome.

[url="http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorial.aspx"]http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorial.aspx[/url]

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