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Head First C#

A Learner's Guide to Real-World Programming with C#, XAML, and .NET

by Jennifer Greene Author · Andrew Stellman Author

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Head First C# is a complete learning experience for learning how to program with C#, XAML, the .NET Framework, and Visual Studio. Fun and highly visual, this introduction to C# is designed to keep you engaged and entertained from first page to last. Updated for Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013, and includes projects for all previous versions of Windows (included in the book, no additional downloading or printing required).

You'll build a fully functional video game in the opening chapter, and then learn how to use classes and object-oriented programming, draw graphics and animation, and query data with LINQ and serialize it to files. And you'll do it all by creating games, solving puzzles, and doing hands-on projects. By the time you're done, you'll be a solid C# programmer—and you'll have a great time along the way!

  • Create a fun arcade game in the first chapter, and build games and other projects throughout the book
  • Learn how to use XAML to design attractive and interactive pages and windows
  • Build modern Windows Store apps using the latest Microsoft technology
  • Learn WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) using the downloadable WPF Learner's Guide
  • Using the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern to create robust architecture
  • Build a bonus Windows Phone project and run it in the Visual Studio Windows Phone emulator
  • Projects in the book work with all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Express editions.

    Publication Details

    Publisher:
    O'Reilly Media
    Edition:
    3
    Publication Date:
    2013

    Format

    • Kindle Book
    • OverDrive Read 106.3 MB
    • Adobe PDF eBook 58.8 MB
    • Adobe EPUB eBook 105.8 MB
    • Open PDF eBook 59.3 MB
    • Open EPUB eBook 105.8 MB

    Jennifer Greene (Author)

    Jennifer Greene is an agile coach, development manager, business analyst, project manager, tester, speaker, and authority on software engineering practices and principles. She's been building software for over twenty years in many different domain...

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    Andrew Stellman (Author)

    Andrew Stellman is a developer, architect, speaker, agile coach, project manager, and expert in building better software. He has over two decades of professional experience building software, and has architected large-scale real-time back end syst...

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