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Old October 23rd, 2007, 09:54 AM
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Well there is a difference between C# and VB.NET and ASP.NET.

For example the book Beginning Visual C# 2005, in the beginning of the book all you work with are Console Applications (programs that run from a Command Prompt) and you move your way around to Windows Programming and touch on ASP.NET towards the end of the book. C# and VB.NET can be used to build all sorts of applications and ASP.NET applications are one of those types BUT the methodologies you use in the different types of applications will differ.

So, for what you want to achieve, you will want a Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 book that uses C# or VB.NET because, generally speaking, Beginning C#/VB.NET books generally focus on all the different things that the language can do and is not as focused on one particular type of development.

This Wrox book might be a good fit for you it is Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 with C# and it runs about $40.00 USD but, what you might want to consider is a subscription to its $50.00 USD per 3 months or $175.00 per year and it gives you access to a wide array of the Wrox Library where you can read any of the posted books in its entirity there. The aforementioned book is one of the books that can be found on there.

Personally I have an account there and it beats other similar services IMHO.

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