Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew MacDonald
Publisher: Apress, 2008
Pages: 1040
ISBN: 978-1590599556
Aimed at: Experienced .NET developers moving to WPF
Rating: 4.5
Pros: Broad coverage of WPF; good depth in places
Cons: Only minor niggles
Reviewed by: Sue Gee

 

For the updated .NET 3.5 edition of his WPF tome MacDonald has produced two, essentially parallel, books - one on C#, the other on VB. There is one completely new chapter - Chapter 26:Multithreading and Add-Ins which covers the Dispatcher, the DispatcherObject and the BackgroundWorker and the Add-in pipeline.

Dave Wheeler reviewed the predecessor of this book as follows:

This is no lightweight, coming in at nearly 1000 densely packed pages. It has comprehensive coverage of WPF, ranging from XAML to 3D, and on the whole the book feels (in more sense than one) solid. All the major topic areas are covered, but like every other WPF book it has strengths and weaknesses, and occasionally the odd minor technical niggle, which means that this book alone is probably not going to be enough for the hardcore WPF developer.
The book is logically arranged, with clear examples, and assumes from the get-go that you will be working with a combination of XAML and code. You can certainly read it from end to end, but it’s also excellent for dipping into from time to time. The code samples and links described in the book are all available online.

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XNA Game Studio 4.0 Programming

Author: Tom Miller & Dean Johnson
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Pages: 588
ISBN: 978-0672333453
Aimed at: C# programmers
Rating: 4
Pros: Good introduction to 3D XNA
Cons: Not particularly about programming games
Reviewed by: Mike James

 

If you want to start programming games for the PC, XBox and WP7 wi [ ... ]



ASP.NET Dynamic Data Unleashed

Author: Oleg Sych
Publisher: Sams
Pages: 554
ISBN: 978-0672335655
Audience: Experienced ASP.NET developers
Rating: 4
Reviewed by: Kay Ewbank
ASP.NET may not be the favorite flavor around Microsoft these days, but out in the real world there are plenty of people still relying on it to do real work.


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