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maddoxej (1) [Avatar] Offline
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I won a copy of this book at a BostonDotNet user group meeting. I wrote this review for them, and I posted it on several web sites.

The whole book as well as each chapter follows the same
pattern. It begins with
an overview. Then goes into a detailed discussion. Do not get discouraged by the first 2 chapters. The detailed discussion begins
in chapter 3.

The chapter subjects start being like a white paper. Then it talks about real world problems like being able to use intellisense
debugging, and version control in Visual Studio. Sometimes the book walks the reader through wizards. Some places it just repeats the text that is in the wizard. In other places
the reader needs knowledge of the .NET classes.

The code examples are shown in both VB.NET and C#. This is not redundant because
the examples are small. A large percentage of each code example is different
because of the different syntax of the languages.

It is a good introduction to the new features of Windows 2003 for programmers.

The many screen shots are in black and white. They would have been better in
color. Color would have shown the syntax highlighting.

I had never heard of this publisher before.