Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours

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  • Author: James Foxall and Wendy Haro-Chun
  • Format: HTML
  • Price: free

This book provides readers with 24 structured lessons that provide a light, but thorough introduction to C#. The author moves beyond the pure syntax covered in existing books, to guide readers step-by-step through a cohesive presentation of the basics of C#.

Once the basics are understood, he shows the reader how to apply this knowledge to real-world Windows programming tasks using C#.

Each chapter contains exercises that reinforce the lessons learned. Tips, Notes, and Cautions provide additional advice from the authors on how to get up to speed and programming quickly with C#.

Sidebars provide the more experienced reader with tips that will ease their migration from Visual Basic 6 and Visual C++ to C#.

Chapters include:

  • Hour 1. A C# Programming Tour
  • Hour 2. Navigating C#
  • Hour 3. Understanding Objects and Collections
  • Hour 4. Understanding Events
  • Hour 5. Building Forms Part I
  • Hour 6. Building Forms Part II
  • Hour 7. Working with the Traditional Controls
  • Hour 8. Advanced Controls
  • Hour 9. Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms
  • Hour 10. Drawing and Printing
  • Hour 11. Creating and Calling Methods
  • Hour 12. Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays
  • Hour 13. Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation, and Date/Time Adjustments
  • Hour 14. Making Decisions in C# Code
  • Hour 15. Looping for Efficiency
  • Hour 16. Debugging Your Code
  • Hour 17. Designing Objects Using Classes
  • Hour 18. Interacting with Users
  • Hour 19. Performing File Operations
  • Hour 20. Controlling Other Applications Using Automation
  • Hour 21. Working with a Database
  • Hour 22. Deploying a Solution
  • Hour 23. Introduction to Web Development
  • Hour 24. The 10,000-Foot View

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