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Recommend a Visual Studio 2005 C# Book?

Is there a book that provides a good explanation of new features in VS 2005?

I have already been using C# in VS 2003 so I don't really need something that covers old ground, I really just want to learn the new stuff.

I thought "Visual C# 2005 A Developer's Notebook" by Jesse Liberty looked promising, but it is so difficult to tell (from looking on Amazon) I thought I would ask here.

Thanks.
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
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PoeticAudioCommented:
this book
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/059600799X/qid=1147705730/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-6321532-1522317?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

is supposed to be pretty good. I believe it outlines all of the new features and such. It's not geared towards new developers, more towards developers moving to 2005 (check out the reviews for more information)
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purplesoupAuthor Commented:
carl tawn - your books looks ok, but it isn't out yet and I can't see a date when it is going to be released.
PoeticAudio - I had already noted that this book looked promising, but thanks for confirming my first impression.

Anyone like to recommend a book they have read?
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PoeticAudioCommented:
We haven't really moved to VS 2005 quite yet, all we have is the beginner C# 2005 book that my boss bought. I can tell you that I wouldn't recommend that =) it's EXTREMELY basic and I have no idea why he bought that.

One book that I bought for personal use is Data Binding With Windows Forms 2.0, which is extremely good for the topic it covers, which is advanced data binding techniques, data access with 2.0 and developing smart client applications. One good thing about this book is that it really shows how to develop smart client applications with 2.0 the right way. Brian Noyes shows how he sets up projects the right way instead of like most books where they just lump a bunch of code into a single class file. This may not be what you're after, but I can say that it gets my highest recommendation for the topics covered, and it's not geared towards beginners. I really really like that book and it makes me wish we were working on 2.0 because what he shows in this book is quite slick.

Sorry about posting a book that you already mentioned, but yeah i've heard nothing but good things about that title (the Developers Notebook)
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purplesoupAuthor Commented:
That's useful I need a good book on that particular subject. What is it like on C#? Is it mostly one language or is there a mix?
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PoeticAudioCommented:
All examples are in C# ;)
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mmarksburyCommented:
Go to:

http://www.asp.net and download the starter kits.  They do a good job of using many of the new features, especially the powerful ones.  Save your money!
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purplesoupAuthor Commented:
The starter kits look interesting - thanks I'll have a look.

Someone mentioned "Practical .Net2 and C#2" by Patrick Smacchia - anyone read that? It is supposed to be very good technically but the use of the English language can be a little surprising.
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purplesoupAuthor Commented:
I just tried to split points but it came up and said "permission denied" you may not split points for this question
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purplesoupAuthor Commented:
Looks like it went in anyway
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mmarksburyCommented:
I got points and I see others listed as assisted so it probably worked.
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