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C# For Programmers, 2/e

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Written for programmers with a background in C++, Java or other high-level languages, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming, and explores Microsoft’s C# language and the new .NET 2.0 in depth. The book is updated for Visual Studio 2005 and C# 2.0 and presents C# concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, detailed code walkthroughs, and program outputs. The book features 213 complete C# applications with almost 17,000 lines of proven C# program code and hundreds of programming tips that help you build robust applications. Read the Preface.

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C# For Programmers, 2/eISBN: 0131525239
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Coming Soon! Visual Basic 2005 How to Program, 3/e, for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005!

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