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I have Imar's excellent Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# and VB.

I now need another beginner book for building windows form applications (not web programs) which uses Visual Studio 2008.

Can anyone recommend such a book? There are so many different topics out there that I don't know which way to go.

What I want to do is build a distributable windows application which works with some data files for stock prices, etc. It would use that data in calculations, store those calculations in the program and update the calculations daily as the daily data prices updated. I'm not sure if I need a beginner book on C#, on SQL, Linq, or some other? I built such a program years ago using VB6 and dao but now want to use the new technology, controls and capabilities that come with Visual Studio 2008. I am back to square one.

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hii!!! u can go with Black book its reaaly nice!!!!!!!
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Exclamation please help me!!!!!

My toolbox is not providing the option of auto hide i.e. it is disabled by default what to do to make my toolbox auto hide!!!!

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Hello:

I have Imar's excellent Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# and VB.

I now need another beginner book for building windows form applications (not web programs) which uses Visual Studio 2008.

Can anyone recommend such a book? There are so many different topics out there that I don't know which way to go.

What I want to do is build a distributable windows application which works with some data files for stock prices, etc. It would use that data in calculations, store those calculations in the program and update the calculations daily as the daily data prices updated. I'm not sure if I need a beginner book on C#, on SQL, Linq, or some other? I built such a program years ago using VB6 and dao but now want to use the new technology, controls and capabilities that come with Visual Studio 2008. I am back to square one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Rachel
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Hi kheralalit,

How is this related to the original topic of this thread? It's better to start a new thread for new topics.

Anyway, what toolbox are you referring to? The one in Visual Web Developer 2008? It has a pin icon at the top that you can select to pin / unpin the tool panel.

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Can you provide a little more info? I don't see anything named "Black book" related to programming.

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Rachel: My guess is that the reference to "Black Book" is to a series of old books that used to be published by Coriolis. I think some former Coriolis staff continue to publish some but the last one I see is an old ASP.NET 2.0 book:
http://www.amazon.com/ASP-NET-Black-.../dp/1933097175
I'd be skeptical of this not just because it isn't Wrox but also because you don't know "who"wrote it. The authors are listed as a couple of software development firms, my experience as a book editor is that the quality of books written like that can vary a lot.
Their C# 2005 book is listed as out of print:
http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Program.../dp/1933097167

I can't recall from your other posts with Imar if you prefer VB or C# but depending on your language preference, one of these is probably what you need:
Beginning Microsoft Visual C# 2008
Beginning Microsoft Visual Basic 2008

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Finally, an answer!

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I am talking about visual studio 2008 toolbox, its auto hide propperty is disabled.
I know abiut the pin u r asking about.
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Maybe the toolbox is not docked but floating? Right-click its header and choose Dockable.

Otherwise, I don't know what's going on...

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