Item description for Windows Forms in Action (In Action) by Erik Brown...
Using many examples all on a common theme, this second edition of Windows Forms Programming with C# presents Windows application development in a step-by-step, easy to follow format. Written for beginner and intermediate programmers eager to get their hands dirty, the text covers fundamentals like labels, buttons, and tool strips, as well as advanced concepts like owner-drawn lists, custom controls, and two-way data binding.
The book is a tutorial, leading the reader through Windows application development using C# and Visual Studio .NET. It illustrates how the classes in the .NET Framework interact in a fully functional application. Material added for the second edition includes coverage of the .NET 2.0 Framework, extender providers, cryptographic classes, and application deployment.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.8" Weight: 3.05 lbs.
Release Date Apr 27, 2006
Publisher Manning Publications
ISBN 1932394656 ISBN13 9781932394658
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More About Erik Brown
The experiences of a successful forty-plus year career in the Boston life insurance community, plus ten years in the Palm Beach party scene, are combined to give the reader insights into the underside of the life insurance business, while on a wide ride through the country's richest zip code. please note the warning on the back cover: Those readers who are uncomfortable with references to the "horizontal rumba" way wish to avoid certain pages ---and probably should skip chapter 23 entirely. (Others may want to go there first.)
Reviews - What do customers think about Windows Forms in Action (In Action)?
Worth the price. Feb 9, 2007
This book is an excellent introduction to Windows Forms. It is logically ordered, well-written, and presents step-by-step instructions in a table format that is very easy to follow. The author tackles development first by utilizing the power of the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. Generated code is explained. Changes and additions to code, when needed, are explained well. Rather than just presenting standard features from the toolbar, the author also describes approaches to development that allows development of controls for reuse. This is approach is good to acquire at the beginning of the learning curve. Though presented as a tutorial to build an image application, it looks like it will be easy to refer back to for the reader's individual projects. One of the better computer books I've read.
Fantastic - Special Note about Finding Reviews Feb 2, 2007
I am a former VB6 programmer moving to C#. I have close to 15 C# books and I'm happy to say virtually every one is good in its own way. However, this is the one book I have chosen to carefully step through - and actually do the tutorial-coding along with the author. It is a remarkable book - can't say enough about Erik's abilities as a teacher. I also wanted to mention that most of the reviews for this book can be found under the first edition of this book. (I'm bringing this up because I couldn't understand why there weren't more reviews about this excellent book!) I don't have the first edition but I can tell you the glowing reviews there must also apply to this edition. (The first edition has a slightly different name - Windows Forms Programming with C#.) In any case, THANK YOU, Erik, for a fantastic job - As I work through each chapter, I am gaining very relevant and helpful new knowledge.
Teaches you windows forms, but cannot be used as a reference book Jan 14, 2007
This book creates and follows a single sample application throughout the book. Each chapter introduces additional windows form capabilities and integrates them into the sample application. This is an interesting approach and probably works if you have the time and patience to work through the book. However, most developers using windows forms are working under a deadline, and this book cannot be used to look up how to do things with a control. For example, if you need to learn how to use a tree view - or any other control - you can't just turn to the chapter on tree view and see a small self-contained example. What you see is a tree view fully integrated with the sample application. This makes it difficult to extract out what you need for your application. This makes the book not very useful. I recommend Windows Forms 2.0 Programming by Chris Sells instead.
Covers Forms Plus C# and Visual Studio May 24, 2006
This second edition of Windows Forms Programming with C# is an almost wholly new and extensively revised edition to take advantage of the Microsoft .NET 2.0 environment. The book is largely in tutorial format, it creates a sample application and throughout the book modifies and extends the application until the full range of capabilities are covered. As with the earlier book, there is a heavy reliance on C# and the Visual Studio system. In fact, the book has been used as a C#/Visual Studio text by some people although this is not its main focus.
By the time you finish the book, you will completely under the System.Windows.Forms namespace. You will have a good solid start with C# and at least a working knowledge of Visual Studio. The strong point of the application that is being developed throughout the book is that it is a useful, real, and robust application. Thus these aspects of what is needed in real life development, be it of forms or something else is also taught.
This is a very well written and informative book on a real application for .NET.