Learning C#, Where To Start?

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    Question Learning C#, Where To Start?

    I've finally decided on C# as my introduction into the world of programming. I know programming is extremely vast and that it isn't the easiest subject to learn for quite a few individuals. For a complete newbie to programming, what would be a good route to getting started? Would a "Teach Yourself C#" self-help book be ideal or? Any feedback or advice would be most appreciated!


    Homework Note (just noting I've done my homework before asking here)
    I did extensive reading at Amazon trying to find the right book. The hard part is most of the books I consider to be "beginner friendly" were written in 2005 or earlier. Then there are books that do not cover the latest version of .NET or C#. Plenty of books, beginner friendly factor unknown, come out in 2010 that cover C# v4 and .NET 4.0 but several are going to be third or fourth quarter 2010 releases. Kinda lost on what to do.

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    Honestly when I first took a class on Windows Forms programming I had no Idea about C#, I read the C# Programming guide. It can be read here

    C# Programming Guide

    I work at a Microsoft Shop and found that As far as the language goes that's all you'll need. The rest is just finding the right libraries to get the job done.
    Here to Deceive, Inveigle, Obfuscate Since 1945

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    hi
    i suggest
    AppDev C# 2008 programming for you & every Beginner
    Last edited by ali_aaa; 01-16-2010 at 10:57 AM.

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