Best Reference Books – C Sharp Programming

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on C Sharp Programming subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on C Sharp Programming along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on C Sharp Programming subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "C Sharp Programming" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Effective C#” by Bill Wagner

“Effective C#” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning C#. This book elaborately explains topics like linq, multithreading and iterators. Other topics like generics, nullable types and partial classes are also addressed in this book. Common pitfalls are also explained to help programmers avoid them.

2. “C# 4.0 The Complete Reference” by Herbert Schildt

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“C# 4.0 The Complete Reference” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning C#. This book covers topics like data types and operators, control statements, classes and objects. Other important topics like method and operator overloading, reflection and runtime type ID, properties, events, and indexers and many more are also elaborately explained in this book.

3. “Beginning Visual C# 2010” by Karli Watson

“Beginning Visual C# 2010” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning C# and the .NET framework. This book covers all the basic topics such as variables, flow control and object oriented programming. Web and Windows programming and data access are also covered in this book.

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4. “Essential C# 4.0” by Mark Michaelis and Eric Lippert

“Essential C# 4.0” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning C#. This book covers topics like primitive data types, value and reference types, implicitly typed variables, anonymous types and dynamic typing. This book also contains two new chapters on parallel programming, multi­threading, and concurrency. Other new topics such as variance and optional/named parameters are also covered.

5. “Programming in C#” by Balagurusamy
6. “C# in Depth” by Jon Skeet

“C# in Depth” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning C#. This book examines the history of C# and the .NET framework. Common pitfalls are also explained to help programmers avoid them. This book focuses on the C# 2 and 3 versions of the language and explains where features are supported by changes in the runtime (CLR) or use of new framework classes. Clear explanations are given to each feature.

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7. “Head First C#: A Learner’s Guide to Real-World Programming with C#, XAML, and .NET” by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman
8. “The C# Programming Yellow Book” by Rob Miles
9. “C#: C Sharp Programming Guide for Beginners” by Craig Benson

“C#: C Sharp Programming Guide for Beginners” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning C#. This book covers the fundamentals of C#. It offers elaborate explanations on syntax, commands, data types, functions, and its many useful modules. This book also explains topics like methods, classes, and variables. Detailed instructions and actual codes are included in this book along with problems and solutions.

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10. “Microsoft Visual C# 2013 Step by Step (Step by Step Developer)” by John Sharp
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