Beginning Visual C# 2012 Programming
By Karli Watson, Jacob Vibe Hammer, Jon D. Reid, Morgan Skinner, Daniel Kemper, Christian Nagel
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: November 2012
Pages: 912

Step-by-step instructions to programming with C# 2012

Written with novice programmers in mind, this introductory guide is all you need to get started programming with C# 2012 and the .NET Framework. The unparalleled team of authors draws on their years of experience working with C# and the .NET Framework to provide you with a helpful overview of these technologies, explaining what they are, the motivation for using them, and how they relate to each other. They then progress to cover programming basics, web and desktop programming, and data access. Step-by-step methods, fundamental examples, easy-to-follow instructions, and opportunities to try out your newly acquired skills round out this thorough beginner's guide.

Beginning Visual C# 2012 Programming:

  • Describes programming basics such as variables, flow control, and object oriented programming
  • Focuses on the tool beginners use most to program C#: the Visual C# 2012 development environment in Visual Studio 2012
  • Explains debugging and error handling
  • Details collections, comparisons, and conversions and explores C# language enhancements
  • Delves into WPF and other key technologies for creating and deploying desktop applications
  • Covers Windows Store apps
  • Looks at ASP.NET web programming and deploying web applications
  • Reviews file system data, XML, and LINQ

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This book is impossible to read. The text is so small that you are guaranteed to get a headache if you try reading it even with good eyesight.

You buy a programming book because you want to use it along with your computer and IDE so that the learning can be sped. This book makes that impossible. The writers are top notch but you cannot benefit from their skills because the publisher decided to cut corners by packing more information in less pages.

A reviewer on Amazon suggested that the publisher republish this book with bigger font and give every current buyer a free copy. That is my sentiment exactly - it isn't free to buy you know.

Do yourself a favor and buy another good c# book with bigger font. Or, get a pdf version that lets you increase the font size which usually means you have to sacrifice screen real estate to read it.

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