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Book review wanted: Windows form in C# (Sells)

I'm looking for a good Windows forms book and came across Chris Sells book ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321116208/qid=1076457527/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-1512582-2258511?v=glance&s=books )

Has anyone read this and care to offer a review / critique?

Nick
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Haven't read that one, but have read and liked the "Windows Forms Programming with C#" by Erik Brown.  It's a combination of C# tutorial with a basic to intermediate-level discussion of the different WinForms controls.

I also suggest "User Interfaces in VB.NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls" by Matthew MacDonald.  (There's also a "User Interfaces in C#" version too.)  This is a more advanced-level Windows Forms book.

Robert Jacobson
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Thanks.  I saw the Erik Brown book on Amazon's bestselling books at Microsoft list ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/cm/browse-communities/-/211569/book-full/uq/ref=cm_pc_br/102-9046711-5032110 ).  The table of contents shows a lot of content I've already learned elsewhere, but it looks decent otherwise.

Nick
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Yes,  I've bought and enjoyed this book.

It's a decent intro to windows forms and contains some intermediate material / best practises.  However if you've already built a decent looking application you maynot gain much from it.

Koz
Tuesday, February 10, 2004

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