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Old September 11th, 2008, 02:58 AM
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OK I am going to throw caution to the wind here and say "have you opened the book"..

Even when buying books online, most services allow you to browse the book.

I would only ever purchase a book after seeing if its the kind of thing I am looking for.

Never forget, programmers need to engage their own brain too. Flick through them both and see which one will help you more.
If visual is too focused on WinForms, and you want to get more into the language, and the other is better, go for that.

Off my head, I would say "Visual.." because I like to look at n i k e s h o e s

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One of the books you've mentioned is my book, so take this with a huge grain of salt. However, I've taught beginning OOP to hundreds of students at Purdue and the Visual Studio environment is nice in that all the tools you need are in one place.

If you already have OOP programming skills, probably any C# book would do. Pick a few, read their Amazon (or other) reviews, and then make a trip to your local book store, leaf through it, pay attention to the index--it should have depth, and pick the one you like.

If you are new to programming, I honestly believe my book is a good choice (and some reviewers will agree). If you don't know C# yet, I would shy away from books that try to teach C# and ASP.Net at the same time...it's a bit much to chew all in one bite. Learn C#, then learn ASP.Net. Any of the Wrox ASP books will do just fine.

Dr. Purdum

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