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Site offer C# has enjoyed huge success since its launch, firmly establishing itself as the premier language for development on Microsoft's .NET 2.0 platform.

With the launch of the .NET 3.0 extensions in early 2007, the limits of this language are being extended, and it is becoming even more powerful leveraging these new extensions. Check out the best selling titles below to pick up a bargain* and increase your C# programming potential.

  • Pro C# with .NET 3.0, Special Edition
    Leading authority in .NET and COM Andrew Troelsen presents Pro C# with .NET 3.0, Special Edition. This book provides you with a complete A to Z reference for using C# with the .NET 2.0 platform and the .NET 3.0 extensions. It contains new chapters that explore the interactions between the existing framework and the new extensions, giving you an edge when you evaluate and implement .NET 3.0 for the first time.
  • Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005 Step by Step
    Teach yourself the fundamental techniques for creating working components and applications one step at a time. Step by Step allows you to work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to this particular language, you'll learn how, when, and why to use specific features of Visual C# 2005.
  • Illustrated C# 2005
    Illustrated C# 2005 doesn't use the traditional dense prose format of most programming texts. Rather, it presents the C# programming language in a unique visual manner. The book covers the entire C# language, including new features added in C# 2.0 as well as the most complex topics. It's an ideal read if you're a migrating C++ or VB programmer who already knows how languages work.
  • Beginning C# 2005 Databases
    This title teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, the SQL database language, and ADO.NET 2.0. You'll also get a sound start in developing console, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and even XML database applications. It teaches you database basics and how to use SQL to communicate with databases before moving on to detailed and code-practical techniques to access data in C# across a wide range of specific coding situations.
  • Programming Microsoft® Visual C# 2005: The Language
    Programming expert Donis Marshall provides an indepth reference and pragmatic, real-world insights that exploit the enhanced language features and core capabilities in Visual C# 2005. Combining incisive reference with hands-on coding examples and best practices, this core reference material focuses on mastering the C# skills you need to build innovative solutions for smart clients and the web.
  • Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!
    Visual C# Express provides a lightweight tool for first-time programmers and hobbyists who are interested in learning how to program and create applications. Using the same interface as the full-featured product, the Express Edition offers a simplified experience, yet allows the creation of fully operable applications that can be shared and modified. Featuring learn-by-doing projects and plenty of visual examples, this hands-on book is your quick start to creating applications for Microsoft Windows.
  • Beginning Visual C# 2005 Express Edition: From Novice to Professional
    This book provides an excellent starting point in programming C# including a Visual C# Express CD, this is a one-stop shop to get up to speed fast. Inside you'll learn the C# language and the tools Visual C# 2005 Express provides. It covers everything from simple console programs to code that talks to the internet, and even how to write your own database programs.
  • C# in easy steps
    With numerous easy-to-follow examples, this book explains the essentials of object-oriented programming with C# and how to build both Windows and web applications using the designers and tools in Visual Studio or the standalone Visual C# product. With the fundamentals in place, the reader is taken through creating menus, simple database programming, web-based applications using ASP.Net, and tips for writing robust and high-performance code.
  • Expert Service-Oriented Architecture in C# 2005, Second Edition
    Following the success of the first edition, SOA experts Jeffrey Hasan and Mauricio Duran provide comprehensive and clear conceptual discussions and practical examples. The book will immerse you in updated code and reference material specifically designed for Visual Studio 2005 and Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0.

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