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Author Topic: Free .NET Ebook by Charles Petzold  (Read 4457 times)

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Free .NET Ebook by Charles Petzold
« on: February 08, 2007, 02:51:40 AM »
.NET Book Zero: What the C or C++ Programmer Needs to Know About C# and the .NET Framework

by Charles Petzold

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This free on-line 267-page book is an introduction to C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework for programmers who have experience with C or C++.


Available as a .pdf or XPS

Source code also available.

http://www.charlespe...om/dotnet/index.html

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Re: Free .NET Ebook by Charles Petzold
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 05:17:15 AM »
Good Find app! Petzold's books are always good.

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Re: Free .NET Ebook by Charles Petzold
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 05:41:02 AM »
Hm, interesting.

Petzold's "programming windows" was very good back in the days. But why is this not in .chm version? :'(
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Re: Free .NET Ebook by Charles Petzold
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007, 04:05:14 PM »
But why is this not in .chm version? :'(
Probably because CHMs suck for printing. Just a guess...
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Re: Free .NET Ebook by Charles Petzold
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2007, 05:22:34 AM »
But why is this not in .chm version? :'(
Probably because CHMs suck for printing. Just a guess...
Probably; but then it shouldn't be called an e-book, imho :)

PDFs look pretty and more-or-less the same everywhere, and are great for print - but they're abysmal for use on a computer.
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Re: Free .NET Ebook by Charles Petzold
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007, 05:29:44 AM »
I think that the best method was the one chosen by bruce eckel for "thinking in C++". It's just a HTML document.
It's good because a book is supposed to be read, as webpages, and after all, i already have opera running all day, so, no more apps are needed for that. One problem is that if the page is too big, poor opera crashes (ie doesn't, though), and there's no way to make bookmarks (to specific parts of the webpage) or to underline stuff. Still, i think it's better than chm and pdf because the search is fantastic and, as long as you have a good browser, the letters are perfect for reading.
Another advantage is that it only takes a mouse gesture to switch between reading the book and checking new posts at DC ;)