Windows Forms Programming with C# Paperback – Dec 1 2001
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About the Author
A mathematician by training, Erik Brown has been working with code for over 17 years, as a developer, architect, consultant, and manager. He is a veteran of three successful start up companies and currently works as a program manager at Unisys Corporation. Erik lives in northern Virginia with his wife and two daughters.
Top Customer Reviews
This book has captivated me, and I can't seem to put it down. Mr. Brown speaks well, presents his material in a logical, orderly fashion, and with child-like ease. I haven't read a book that compares with this quality since Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think!"
I especially like the way the Mr. Brown lays out the framework for the book, and encourages you to follow along with the "project". After completing the book, you'll have in your possession one complete, functional Windows Application. You could, of course, simply download the code from the publisher's web site (which, btw is organized chapter by chapter, section by section), but I've enjoyed walking the path with Mr. Brown as he explains concepts, the .NET framework, and what his thought process is as he builds a working photo album application.
What's more, I haven't seen *that* many typos in this work. There are some, don't get me wrong, but I was easily able to spot them even before writing the code. If you follow along with the process he lays out, you're bound to spot the mispelled variable names when they do appear. Even if they slip by you, you'll recognize that something is amiss when Intellisense doesn't kick in. Believe me though, these minor setbacks don't even compare to the major headaches one receives when trying to use code from say...Wrox.
Believe me when I tell you that you will enjoy this book from the moment you begin chapter one. This book isn't meant to be a reference, but rather, a valuable learning tool that is a joy to read, easy to follow, and rewarding when complete. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning to build functional, intelligent interfaces and having fun doing it.
I just had to work through this book cover-to-cover and I NEVER do that with these books - I usually just look up what I think I need to know. Brown's leading me by the nose worked; I learned a lot more (as a current C++ and Java programmer) about C# than I might have otherwise. If you're looking for a reference book, this is not it; context is too important to the understanding of the parts. It is, I think, deliberately a clear learning book and, as I say in the title of this review, a Must Have learning book for Windows .NET Forms.
So what's your next topic, Eric?
Unlike other texts, topics are not washed over but everything is explained nicely and also ties back into the sample MyPhotos application perfectly! In the more advanced secion of the book, the author takes a look at List and Tree views in creatng a sample MyAlbumExplorer. Then DataBinding in WinForms along with printing, timers, ActiveX controls and Drag-n-drop support are also explained.
No matter what level you are at in C#, this book is sure to improve your programming and possibly inject some enthusiasm into your programming again.
Great text, super sample applications and the example WORKS!
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I like the well-planned layout of the book; it is one of the most reader friendly books I have even seen. This book helps you to learn a lot of important concepts in a very natural way. On each topic discussed, the related class tables are right there for you, and the operation tables guide you step by step the actions you need to take to accomplish the project it explains clearly and shows you the result in each action you take side by side. Inside the book appendix you also find a list of useful websites for related/further study.
This is a great book for learning C# and Windows Forms, it is easy to read and easy to understand.
Most recent customer reviews
If you are just getting started with Windows Forms, and want to learn the basics, fine.
If you want to develop data-driven real world, esp. Read more
I have to agree with the rest of the reviewers - this is an excellent book. I've programmed for over 15 years now and have read over 100 programming books during that span. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004
I must admit that I agree with the other reviewers, because I was VERY impressed with this book, considering some of the junk that's being published these days. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003 by J. Brown
Erik Brown's book was exactly what I looked for. This book introduces .NET Graphical User Interface for Windows Applications. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2003 by Itai
This is a great programming book - period. Erik has a great style of writing and presents Windows Forms programming by example, explains what is going on in detail and how to use... Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Terry Henning
This book makes clear, lucid, logical work out of a complex subject - how dotnet works within windows. Read morePublished on May 25 2003
I have read at least 40 or 50 tech books, and this has got to be the best. The tutorial format is great and perfectly designed, and Brown explains everything completely so you're... Read morePublished on May 19 2003 by Timothy B. Miller
Most real-world development projects require expertise in three areas:
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i have about 30 book on C# (4 of them about W F) but this the only one that worth the money (maybe more) , Thanks for Mr. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2002
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