Thread: C# windows programming books

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    C# windows programming books

    Hi all

    I'm looking for a good book on Visual C# windows programming. It should include database programming with SQL. What's your recommendation?

    Thanks for any help.
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    I use Programming C' 4.0 from O'Reilly. It's a good book, not so much for beginners, but it does teach Database connectivity.

    When you say database programming, I would suggest you keep in mind, trying to program most of what you can server side if possible. Such as stored procedures, functions etc, and then just call those from the App.

    It's easier to make changes server side, than having to re-write lots of C# code when changes are needed.

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    Might also look into ORMs such as Nhibernate, Subsonic, and Microsoft Entity Framework to create easy to manage and modify data driven applications that communicate with Entity objects rather than ADO.NET objects.

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    Any of the Pro C# 2008, 2010 books are very good. They usually have a black and yellow cover and most are hardback. I have several C++ books and C++/CLI books with some C# and WPF versions on order. So far my experience with them has been very good. The writing is professional and the books can be used later as references. You might also check out any books on WPF since that seems to be the direction MS is least in the short term. Who knows what Redmond's flavor of the year will be in 2011.

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