Best C# Programming Books for Beginners and Advanced Developers

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Best C# Programming Books for Beginners and Advanced Developers

1. Programming C#

C# is designed from the ground up for development on Microsoft's new .NET framework. As such, it's a high-performance language that's simple, safe, object-oriented, and Internet-centric. Programming C# teaches this new language in a way that experienced programmers will appreciate--by grounding its applications firmly in the context of Microsoft's .NET platform and the development of desktop and Internet applications.The first part of this book introduces C# fundamentals, then goes on to explain:

  • Classes and objects
  • Inheritance and polymorphism
  • Operator overloading
  • Structs and interfaces
  • Arrays, indexers, and collections
  • String objects and regular expressions
  • Exceptions and bug handling
  • Delegates and events
Part two of Programming C# focuses on development of desktop and Internet applications, including Windows Forms, ADO.NET and ASP.NET. ASP.NET includes Web Forms, for rapid development of web applications, and Web Services for creating objects without user interfaces, to provide services over the Internet.Part three gets to the heart of the .NET Framework, focusing on attributes and reflection, remoting, threads and synchronization, and streams. Part three also illustrates how to interoperate with COM objects.In much the way that you can see the features and personality of the parents and grandparents in young children, you can easily see the influence of Java, C++, Visual Basic, and other languages in C#. The level of information in Programming C# allows you to become productive quickly with C# and to rely on it as a powerful addition to your family of mastered programming languages.

2. Learn C# in One Day and Learn It Well: C# for Beginners with Hands-on Project (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project) (Volume 3)

Master C# Programming with a unique Hands-On Project (Updated for VS Community 2017)

Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the C# language fast?

This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning C# from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated C# tutorials that just leave you more confused.

What this book offers...

C# for Beginners

Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the C# language even if you have never coded before.

Carefully Chosen C# Examples

Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.

Careful selection of topics

Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to C#, while not overwhelming you with information overload. These topics include object-oriented programming concepts, error handling techniques, file handling techniques and more.

Learn The C# Programming Language Fast

Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn C# in just one day and start coding immediately.

How is this book different...

The best way to learn C# is by doing. At the end of the book, you'll be guided through a unique project that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only help you see how it all ties together, it'll also give you an immense sense of achievement and the exhilaration of turning lines of code into a finished product that you can be proud of!

Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of C# coding? This book is for you. Click the "Add to Cart" button to buy it now.

What you'll learn:

Introduction to C# - What is C#? - How to install and run Visual Studio Community 2015?
Data types and Operators - What are the common data types in C#? - What are arrays and lists? - How to format C# strings - What is a value type vs reference type? - What are the common C# operators?
Object Oriented Programming - What is object oriented programming? - How to write your own classes - What are fields, properties, methods and constructors? - What is encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism? - What is an abstract class and interface? - What is an enum and struct?
Controlling the Flow of a Program - What are condition statements? - How to use control flow statements in C# - What are jump statements? - How to handle errors and exceptions
and Others... - How to accept user inputs and display outputs - How to use LINQ to save yourself from hours of work - How to work with external files ...and so much more....

Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered.

Click the BUY button at the top of this page now to start learning C#. Learn it fast and learn it well.

3. C# Programming in easy steps

C# Programming in easy steps will teach you to code applications and demonstrates every aspect of the C# language that you will need to produce professional programming results. Its examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing C# language basics including variables, arrays, logic, looping, methods, and classes.

The guide begins by explaining how to install the free Visual Studio Community Edition, which creates an environment where you can quickly build your own executable programs by copying the book's examples. It demonstrates all the C# language basics before moving on to provide examples of Object Oriented Programming. The book concludes by demonstrating how you can use your acquired knowledge to create graphic programs for traditional PC Desktop apps and, also, as Universal apps for multiple devices.

C# Programming in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin programming in C# or to the programmer who wants to add C# to his or her skill set. It will also appeal to the hobbyist or student who wants to begin creating apps for their own computers and to those seeking a career in computing who need a fundamental understanding of C# programming.

4. C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Framework

This new 7th edition of Pro C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework. You'll find new chapters covering all the important new features that make .NET 4.6 the most comprehensive release yet, including:

  • A Refined ADO.NET Entity Framework Programming Model
  • Numerous IDE and MVVM Enhancements for WPF Desktop Development
  • Numerous updates to the ASP.NET Web APIs

This comes on top of award winning coverage of core C# features, both old and new, that have made the previous editions of this book so popular. Readers will gain a solid foundation of object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections as well as numerous advanced topics not found in other texts (such as CIL opcodes and emitting dynamic assemblies).

The mission of this book is to provide you with a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform plus overviews of technologies built on top of C# and .NET (ADO.NET and Entity Framework, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET (WebForms, MVC, WebAPI).). Once you digest the information presented in these chapters, you’ll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments, and you’ll be well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own terms.

What you’ll learn

  • Be the first to understand the .NET 4.6 platform and C# 6.
  • Discover the ins and outs of the leading .NET technology.
  • Learn from an award-winning author who has been teaching the .NET world since version 1.0.
  • Find complete coverage of XAML, .NET 4.6 and Visual Studio 2015 together with discussion of the new Windows Runtime.

Who this book is for

This book is perfect for anyone who is interested in the new .NET Framework 4.6 and the C# language. Whether you are moving to .NET for the first time or are already writing applications using previous .NET versions, this book will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the new technology and serve as a complete reference throughout your coding career.

5. Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step (8th Edition) (Developer Reference)

Your hands-on guide to Microsoft Visual C# fundamentals with Visual Studio 2015
Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2015. If you are an experienced software developer, you’ll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform applications with Visual C#.

Discover how to:
  • Quickly start creating Visual C# code and projects with Visual Studio 2015
  • Work with variables, operators, expressions, and methods
  • Control program flow with decision and iteration statements
  • Build more robust apps with error, exception, and resource management
  • Master the essentials of Visual C# object-oriented programming
  • Use enumerations, structures, generics, collections, indexers, and other advanced features
  • Create in-memory data queries with LINQ query expressions
  • Improve application throughput and response time with asynchronous methods
  • Decouple application logic and event handling
  • Streamline development with new app templates
  • Implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern
  • Build Universal Windows Platform apps that smoothly adapt to PCs, tablets, and Windows phones
  • Integrate Microsoft Azure cloud databases and RESTful web services
About You
  • For software developers who are new to Visual C# or who are upgrading from older versions
  • Readers should have experience with at least one programming language
  • No prior Microsoft .NET or Visual Studio development experience required

6. C# in Depth, 3rd Edition

Summary

C# in Depth, Third Edition updates the best-selling second edition to cover the new features of C# 5, including the challenges of writing maintainable asynchronous code. It preserves the uniquely insightful look into the tricky areas and dusty corners of C# that only expert Jon Skeet can provide.

About this Book

If you're a .NET developer, you'll use C# whether you're building an advanced enterprise application or just slamming out a quick app. In C# 5, you can do amazing things with generics, lambda expressions, dynamic typing, LINQ, iterator blocks, and other features. But first you have to learn it in depth.

C# in Depth, Third Edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the new features of C# 5, including the subtleties of writing maintainable asynchronous code. You'll see the power of C# in action, learning how to work with high-value features that you'll be glad to have in your toolkit. And you'll learn to avoid hidden pitfalls of C# programming with the help of crystal clear explanations of "behind the scenes" issues.

This book assumes you've digested your first C# book and are hungry for more!

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

What's Inside

  • Updated for C# 5
  • The new async/await feature
  • How C# works and why

About the Author

Jon Skeet is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, and a highly visible participant of newsgroups, user groups, international conferences, and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon spends much of his day coding in Java, but his heart belongs to C#.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY
  1. The changing face of C# development
  2. Core foundations: building on C# 1
  3. PART 2 C# 2: SOLVING THE ISSUES OF C# 1
  4. Parameterized typing with generics
  5. Saying nothing with nullable types
  6. Fast-tracked delegates
  7. Implementing iterators the easy way
  8. Concluding C# 2: the final features
  9. PART 3 C# 3: REVOLUTIONIZING DATA ACCESS
  10. Cutting fluff with a smart compiler
  11. Lambda expressions and expression trees
  12. Extension methods
  13. Query expressions and LINQ to Objects
  14. LINQ beyond collections
  15. PART 4 C# 4: PLAYING NICELY WITH OTHERS
  16. Minor changes to simplify code
  17. Dynamic binding in a static language
  18. PART 5 C# 5: ASYNCHRONY MADE SIMPLE
  19. Asynchrony with async/await
  20. C# 5 bonus features and closing thoughts

7. C#: Learn C# FAST! The Ultimate Course Book (Beginners to Advanced)

There is in fact a whole host of reasons why to learn how to code, computers have always made things easier and performed difficult tasks quicker than humans could ever do.  With Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning a lot of jobs done today by hand will in the future will be automated and performed by robots. However, programming is safe from automation and there will be a continued increased demand for coders.

So why learn the C# programming language? One of the main reasons you should learn C# is that it is beginner friendly and was designed to be simple and easy to use.  What you read in a C# program reads somewhat similar to what you read in the English language. C# takes away most of the complex detail at the machine level so you can focus on programming instead of having to focus on complicated detail.  

Another main reason to learn the C# programming language, which is backed by Microsoft, is the toolsets and framework available to you. Visual Studio the graphical development environment that you can use to write your code. It is widely considered as one of the most feature rich, powerful development environments on the market. It is one that is open source and offers a free licence of Visual Studio. The .NET framework provides you will hundreds of pre-built libraries which you can use to build websites, work with file systems, implement security etc.

C# is one of the most popular programming languages and closely resembles Java.  Popularity is an important consideration for programmers because it usually dictates how much resources are available online for the language. 

C# is a very flexible language. The range of applications which you can develop with c#, .NET and Visual Studio is almost limitless. You can develop native windows applications, REST API, mobile applications, ASP.NET websites, Unity games, or even cross platform Xamarin apps that will work on both iOS and Android. You can do this with other programming languages but not without a series of third party tools to make everything work whereas a C# developer will have a very cohesive well supported environment. Should you take up a full-time role as a C# developer you can expect an average salary in the range of 55k - 121k in US Dollars.  C# has a very positive future.

 

You Will Learn...

 

  • expressions and statements

  • methods and properties

  • decision statments and flow control

  • Enumerations

  • Interfaces

  • Indexes,generics,collections

  • Linq

  • And SO MUCH MORE!

 

"A Must Have for Computer Professionals"

8. Exam Ref 70-483: Programming in C#

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-483—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming in C#. Designed for experienced software developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Manage Program Flow
  • Create and Use Types
  • Debug Applications and Implement Security
  • Implement Data Access

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.
  • Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. (Limited time offer)

9. C#: Programming Basics for Absolute Beginners (Step-By-Step C#)

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C# Made Easy – a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

Learning a programming language can seem like a daunting task. You may have looked at coding in the past, and felt it was too complicated and confusing. This comprehensive beginner’s guide will take you step by step through learning one of the best programming languages out there. In a matter of no time, you will be writing code like a professional.

C# is one of the most widely used programming languages available, and for good reason. Developed by Microsoft, it boasts a simplified syntax, type safety, garbage collection, cross-language capabilities and developer support. It is easy to learn, easy to read and a joy to work with.

What This Book Offers

Made for Beginners
This guide is written specifically for beginners. We take you step-by-step through writing your very first program, explaining each portion of code as we go along. We guide you through choosing an IDE, as well as how to save, compile and run your programs.

70 Practical Examples
With each concept, we provide one or more example to illustrate the topic in a way that makes it easy to understand. We break examples down into their basic workings, and provide the output for you to compare to your own results.

Introduction to C#
For newcomers to C# we look at what the language has to offer, its origin and design goals, as well as features and capabilities, before stepping into more in-depth topics.

Key Topics

  • Basics of C#
  • Writing Your First Program, Step-By-Step
  • Basic Program Structure
  • How to Use a Compiler
  • Which IDE to Choose
  • Capabilities of C#
  • Sample Applications
  • Data Types
  • Variables
  • Constants and Literals
  • Operators
  • Type Conversion
  • The Nullable Type

Learn C# the Easy Way, Get Your Copy Today!

10. The C# Player's Guide (3rd Edition)

The C# Player's Guide (3rd Edition) is the ultimate guide for people starting out with C#, whether you are new to programming, or an experienced vet. This guide takes you from your journey's beginning, through the most challenging parts of programming in C#, and does so in a way that is casual, informative, and fun. This version of the book is updated for C# 7.0 and Visual Studio 2017 Get off the ground quickly, with a gentle introduction to C#, Visual Studio, and a step-by-step walkthrough and explanation of how to make your first C# program. Learn the fundamentals of procedural programming, including variables, math operations, decision making, looping, methods, and an in-depth look at the C# type system. Delve into object-oriented programming, from start to finish, including inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, and generics. Explore some of the most useful advanced features of C#, and take on some of the most common tasks that a programmer will tackle. Learn to control the tools and tricks of programming in C#, including the .NET framework, dealing with compiler errors, and hunting down bugs in your program. Master the needed skills by taking on a large collection of Try It Out! challenges, to ensure that you've learned the things you need to. With this guide, you'll soon be off to save the world (or take over it) with your own awesome C# programs!

11. C# 6.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference

When you have questions about C# 6.0 or the .NET CLR and its core Framework assemblies, this bestselling guide has the answers you need. C# has become a language of unusual flexibility and breadth since its premiere in 2000, but this continual growth means there’s still much more to learn.

Organized around concepts and use cases, this thoroughly updated sixth edition provides intermediate and advanced programmers with a concise map of C# and .NET knowledge. Dive in and discover why this Nutshell guide is considered the definitive reference on C#.

  • Get up to speed with all aspects of the C# language, from the basics of syntax and variables, to advanced topics such as pointers and operator overloading
  • Dig deep into LINQ via three chapters dedicated to the topic
  • Learn about dynamic, asynchronous, and parallel programming
  • Work with .NET features, including XML, networking, serialization, reflection, security, application domains, and code contracts
  • Explore the new C# 6.0 compiler-as-a-service, Roslyn

12. C#: Design Patterns: The Easy Way Standard Solutions for Everyday Programming Problems; Great for: Game Programming, System Administration, App ... & Database Systems (Design Patterns Series)

OVERCOME ANY PROGRAMMING OBSTACLE!

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“ This is a great book for those who want to understand every design pattern in a clear and simple way. “ - Ronald Conley, from Amazon.com “ A good workbook style for learning patterns. “ - Milit Yong, from Amazon.com “ Very detailed but not complicated, very comprehensive. “ - Fynn Arnio, from Amazon.com Are you READY to take your programming to the Next Level? Warning. Within these pages are special programming solutions that help you with plenty of common programming problems you’ll encounter. What took YEARS of development, with collective programming experience from dozens of skilled programmers, is now available to you in a single download. This book is also outfitted in C# - Microsoft’s key programming language for software development. And best of all, you won’t spend HUNDREDS of dollars for learning this information. For less than a cup of coffee, Download your copy today Topics include: - How to auto-update your data - so you don’t have to - How to apply these patterns in another language - How to create Custom-Built Data Objects - Important things to know BEFORE implementing certain patterns... - A Special way to apply what you’ve learned here and Much, much more! World-Class Training This book breaks your training down into easy-to-understand modules. You’ll learn each essential Design Pattern - one by one. You’ll learn how to apply them in your own code. You’ll have chances to improve your code in any way you like. so you can write great code - even as a beginner!

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