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BOOK: Stephens' C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer
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Old September 27th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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Hello Rod,

So far, I am loving your book. It is perfect for a programming neophyte like me. I especially love the ample practice problems at the end.

I got your book so I could learn the fundamentals of C# and then progress my way into making games using the XNA framework and visual studio IDE.

I would have started with a book on XNA and C# but there are none out there for a beginner that really gets into the syntax of C# and the reason for using the syntax. I figured I could learn this from your book.

My question is, am I going the right way? i.e. Will I learn C# fundamentals with a focus on C# syntax from your book?

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Okay, nevermind... I just flipped to the later chapters and this is where the meat of the book really is. I was just a litle concerned because I am currently on Chapter 5 and so far the book has mostly focused on creating menus and controls and tweaking them around...

thanks!
p.s. I would still like to hear your position on using this book to learn the fundamentals and then go into game programming.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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This book is intended for the complete novice who's never programmed in any language before. It works slowly through the basics and explains simple syntax, building forms, handling events, working with variables, and so forth.

It doesn't get to anything too terribly advanced and unfortunately XNA is pretty advanced.

When you're done with this book, however, you should be ready to read most of the other books about C# programming including the XNA books. Some of them can still move pretty fast in their topics so they can still be pretty hard but you should be able to read one of their examples and say to yourself things like, "Here he's creating a new Pen object, this using statement is to free resources, and here's he's making a List that can hold only Drawable objects."

Programming in .NET it a truly enormous topic whether you want to go into database programming, ASP.NET, or XNA so you'll have a lot more to do, but I think this book is a good first step.

Good luck! And when you build some interesting programs, let me know and I'll post them or link to your site so others can see what you're doing with C#.
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Yes, I agree. I already read through some of the XNA books and I am beginning to understand WHY they are doing what they are doing...

Absolutley, I will let you know. Thanks Rod!
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Hi Rod,
I am a novice programmer and I am trying to find out how I can do Ex 15-2 in C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24 hour trainer with both array and loop. I would love for anyone to solve this with a loop and array as i am having some difficulties in resolving this issue
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