Printed .NET Framework Class Library for 2.0  
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James Cornell





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I was wondering, Microsoft Press put out a multi-volume print version of the .NET 1.1 Class Library Reference in 2003. I've inquired Amazon and Barnes and Noble technical support to see if there was a .NET 2.0 reference available, and I've already looked at Microsoft Press' published books list. I know that all of it essentially is available on MSDN to anyone, but having a professionally printed version from the source would be truely beneficial to have. I find most online versions of books, even those well organized and indexed such as O'Reilly Safari Online library not good enough to reference and learn from unless you somehow can get yourself to concentrate on a screen for hours on end. Books seem to be less impacting on your eyes, creating less strain, and for those with limited bandwidth would also benefit from a printed edition.

.NET Framework 1.1 Class Library:

ISBN: 0735615551

I'm new to C# and .NET programming, and according to most MSDN Forum members who do .NET, Jesse Liberty's Programming C# is apparently well written and overall a good deal. I'd personally like to have the class library and MSDN errata and what not in published form, and I'm sure many out there would too. Any recommended books not from Microsoft Press that cover the .NET 2.0 Framework in detail, specifically a reference. Any recommended books for .NET Debugging and CLR architecture



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Mark Benningfield





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Hello All.

James:

I've been after Microsoft Press for a while now about that very thing. Being a raving bibliophile myself, I would much rather have a printed version. Unfortunately, so far all I've heard back is crickets.

The only thing I can guess is that the 1.1 version didn't sell very well, so they don't intend to do it again with 2.0 . Because, if they were going to do it, I would think that they would have done it by now.

As far as other books, Wrox Professional .NET Framework 2.0 , Joe Duffy, is an excellent book on .NET and the CLR. Sorry, I don't have a good reference for Debugging.

HTH.



 
 
James Cornell





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Consider it costs 149 bucks for four volumes of the 1.1 reference. No wonder it didn't sell much... I'm just starting out although that's a quite useful collection, I've already had to allocate money for more general C# books that help me understand it. I'll buy the Sams Complete Reference most likely, in addition to Liberty's Beginning C# and possibly Essential C# 2.0. Going through the Amazon and O'Reilly Safari Online Library reviews right now for those books available with my subscription. I like having physical copies, and have more trouble learning electronic versions, but I'm gonna have to get used to it for MSDN .NET 2.0 and my subscription. I was hoping Microsoft put it out, but my question is answered. Thanks Mark.
 
 
Mark Benningfield





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Hello All.

James:

Another really good book for C# in particular is Herb Schildt's Complete C# 2.0 Reference. Considering the money I've spent on books so far, I'd have no problem dropping a couple hundred in a good 2.0 Class Library reference, but apparently I won't have the chance. Oh well.

HTH.



 
 
James Cornell





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Before you even responded to my post I purchased all the books I felt I should have. I'm glad I had the money to get what I did, and thanks to O'Reilly Safari Books Online I saved up to 50% on the books I bought, even those from other publishers, plus I can view 4600 books as long as I have internet, and thus can search through indexed chapters/sections and get errata for books that haven't been reprinted. I prefer books but I got savings and have a great place to get even more .NET and programming resources, such as Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation. I got the following physical items on my spending spree:

C# 2.0: The Complete Reference
Learning C# 2005, Second Edition
Essential C# 2.0
Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2005 in 24 Hours
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Pretty awesome, I've been going over ONDotnet.com's Getting Started with C# resources and look forward to programming for the .NET platform. My new keyboard should help the pain ahead from repetitive constant data input.

Cheers fellow MSDN members!