Murach’s C# 2010, 4th Edition
This is the latest edition of our best-selling C# book. The content continues to evolve with the language, of course, but one thing has stayed the same over the years: We still call this “the C# book you’ll wish you’d bought first” because it gets you developing professional Windows Forms applications without any wasted time or effort.
What makes this book so effective? Here are several things it does that other C# books don’t do:
#1: The OOP section deals with business objects, not cats and dogs
Object-oriented programming is the basis for C# 2010. But while other books try to explain it using whimsical examples (like mammals or cars), this book explains it in terms of true business objects, like customers, invoices, and products. So right from the start, you ll see how OOP is applied in the real world.
#2: There s a 4-chapter section on database programming
Business applications require database processing. So instead of glossing over this crucial function in a chapter or two, this book gives you 4 full chapters that show you how to use RAD tools like data sources as well as ADO.NET code to do fairly sophisticated database processing. There’s certainly more to learn. But you’ll have a solid set of skills that will let you easily prototype typical database applications in business.