Higher Education

Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 1st Edition

  • Aneesha Bakharia
  • ISBN-10: 1592008186  |  ISBN-13: 9781592008186
  • 360 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00

About

Overview

Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Programming for the Absolute Beginner provides beginner programmers with programming instruction using Visual C# 2005 Express Edition as a foundation language. Written for the entry-level, non-professional programmer, the book assumes no prior programming or scripting experience. Visual C# 2005 Express Edition is a simple, lightweight, integrated development environment designed for beginning programmers and non-professional developers interested in building Windows Forms, class libraries, and console-based applications. It enjoys strong Microsoft support, has a dedicated user community, and is taught to students in universities throughout the United States as an entry-level programming language. Written in a straight-forward style, using a games-based approach that makes learning beginning-level programming fun and easy, Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Programming for the Absolute Beginner is the perfect introductory programming book.

Features and Benefits

  • Written for the entry-level, non-professional programmer with little, if any, previous programming or scripting experience.
  • Provides beginner programmers with programming instruction using Visual C# 2005 Express Edition as a foundation language.
  • Serves as a primer for Visual C# development and uses a games-based approach that makes learning programming fun and easy.
  • Skills learned will provide a programming foundation upon which the reader can build by learning other programming languages.
  • All source code is included on the companion web site.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with Visual C# Express
2. C# Basics
3. Controlling Code Flow
4. Designing a User Interface
5. Strings, Random Numbers, and Arrays
6. Drawing Graphics and Building Games
7. Designing Advanced Windows Forms Applications
8. Object-Oriented Programming for the Absolute Beginner
9. Working with Databases
10. Error Handling and Debugging
11. Reading and Writing Files
Appendix A: C# and ASP.NET Web Sites

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner  (ISBN-10: 1598633856 | ISBN-13: 9781598633856)

Looking for an inexpensive way to learn the fundamentals of game programming? Look no further! DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will provide you with a fun, gentle learning curve for learning DarkBASIC-- no prior programming experience required! DarkBASIC is an inexpensive programming language that supports the development of desktop applications, but is especially useful for game creation. DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will touch on all aspects of DarkBASIC's capabilities, but emphasis is placed on using it in game development. A different programming concept is taught in every chapter walking you through the creation of a simple game to illustrate the concept. This "learn by doing" approach not only provides a sense of accomplishment, but it's also a fun way to learn. By the end of the book, you'll have a fundamental understanding of programming in DarkBASIC and an excellent foundation of knowledge for future forays into the exciting worlds of game development and computer programming.

List Price = $29.99  | CengageBrain Price = $29.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

C Programming for the Absolute Beginner  (ISBN-10: 1598634801 | ISBN-13: 9781598634808)

If you are new to programming with C and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginner™ series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. C is not an easy language to learn, but fortunately the clear explanations, examples, and pictures in this book make learning C easy and fun. Each chapter contains programming challenges, a chapter review, and a complete program that uses chapter-based concepts to construct an easily built application. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical C programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios. Additionally, by the time you finish this book, you will be able to apply the programming principles you’ve learned to the next programming language you tackle.

List Price = $23.95  | CengageBrain Price = $23.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00

Student Supplements

DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner  (ISBN-10: 1598633856 | ISBN-13: 9781598633856)

Looking for an inexpensive way to learn the fundamentals of game programming? Look no further! DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will provide you with a fun, gentle learning curve for learning DarkBASIC-- no prior programming experience required! DarkBASIC is an inexpensive programming language that supports the development of desktop applications, but is especially useful for game creation. DarkBASIC Programming for the Absolute Beginner will touch on all aspects of DarkBASIC's capabilities, but emphasis is placed on using it in game development. A different programming concept is taught in every chapter walking you through the creation of a simple game to illustrate the concept. This "learn by doing" approach not only provides a sense of accomplishment, but it's also a fun way to learn. By the end of the book, you'll have a fundamental understanding of programming in DarkBASIC and an excellent foundation of knowledge for future forays into the exciting worlds of game development and computer programming.

List Price = $29.99  | CengageBrain Price = $29.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

C Programming for the Absolute Beginner  (ISBN-10: 1598634801 | ISBN-13: 9781598634808)

If you are new to programming with C and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginner™ series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. C is not an easy language to learn, but fortunately the clear explanations, examples, and pictures in this book make learning C easy and fun. Each chapter contains programming challenges, a chapter review, and a complete program that uses chapter-based concepts to construct an easily built application. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical C programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios. Additionally, by the time you finish this book, you will be able to apply the programming principles you’ve learned to the next programming language you tackle.

List Price = $23.95  | CengageBrain Price = $23.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $18.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Aneesha Bakharia

Aneesha Bakharia is a web developer and accomplished author who specializes in creating dynamic database-driven web sites. She has a bachelor of engineering degree in Microelectronic Engineering and various postgraduate qualifications in multimedia, online course development, and web design. In addition to Ruby on Rails Power!, she has written several other books for Course Technology PTR, including Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition Programming for the Absolute Beginner, Dreamweaver UltraDev Fast & Easy Web Development, JavaServer Pages Fast & Easy Web Development, and Microsoft C# Fast & Easy Web Development. Bakharia is fluent in C#, Java, JavaScript, ASP.NET, JSP, HTML, XML, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and VB.NET. She lives in Queensland, Australia.