Getting started with ASP.NET and C#


I am an ASP (VBScript) developer.  I have decent skills with JavaScript as well.  I would like to start developing in ASP.NET using C#.  I have been using web matrix but am not really familiar with Visual Studio .NET.  I do not have the background in the more formal VB or C# languages.  I want to get up to speed as quick as possible but make sure I am using best practices.   I am familiar with a few of the .net basics and have developed some basic pages using  I also would like to use these new skills for SharePoint Portal 2003 modifications and .NET Web Services.  I need to start with basic C# concepts and move on from there.

What books, tutorials, webcasts, websites etc do you recommend I use for this transition?
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
Some tutorials on the basics of C#:


There are plenty of books on the subject, Sams tend to be good for the basics, Wrox are better for more advanced topics or if you are researching a specific topic.

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for starters, you can download as soon as possible Visual Web Developer Express from microsoft:

Then I suggest you go on like carl_tawn mentionned. Next, I would terribly suggest using a book, it'll save you time. A good book would be this one from Wrox publishing:

Good Luck!
dukestaTAIAuthor Commented:
Does Visual Web developer express only work ASP.NET 2.0, should I only be concerned with 2.0?
Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
If you're just starting out then you should go straight for 2.0.

1.0 and 1.1 are already considered legacy by Microsoft.
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