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Starting out with C#
Can anyone suggest a good book (or books) for learning C# from the ground up?
I'm crossing over from classic VB to C# and found 'Professional C# 2nd Edition' from Wrox to be a pretty good all-round starting point.
If you're strong on VB6, you can pick up most of what you'll need to know about C# from Brian Bischof's THE .NET LANGUAGES: A QUICK TRANSLATION GUIDE (Apress): side-by-side examples in VB6, VB.NET, and C#.
Also, Jesse Liberty's Learning C# is also a good book, although maybe at a more introductory level.
In my opinion, the code samples and tutorials in the SDK are much more helpful then any of the books. (i've looked through and own some of the books metioned above).
Take a look at C# specification to get more power out of it.
I'm moving from C++ to C# for GUI work, and I've found Andrew Troelsen's "C# and the .NET Platform" to be pretty good.
Thank you all for your suggestions. I've ordered a couple of books from bookpool.com and am wading my way through the SDK tutorials. :-)
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