25 Free eBooks On C#
1. Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C# by Svetlin Nakov, et al. – Telerik Software Academy, 2013
This book aims to provide novice programmers solid foundation of basic knowledge regardless of the programming language. The book covers the fundamentals of programming that have not changed significantly over the last 10 years.
2. Object-oriented Programming in C# for C and Java programmers by Kurt Nørmark – Aalborg University, 2010
This is a teaching material about object-oriented programming, illustrated with use of the programming language C#. It is assumed, as a prerequisite, that the readers have some knowledge about imperative programming, preferably knowledge about C.
3. Design Patterns in C# by Jean Paul V.A, 2012
This book will give good designing edges to the developers and enhance their Object Oriented skills. Jean Paul V.A is a Software Developer working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 10 years. He has been passionate about programming…
4. Revisiting C# by Anoop Madhusudanan – amazedsaint.com, 2011
This book is intended to be a value adding reading material for beginner to intermediate C# programmers. It may also be used for accelerating the learning about new features in C#, and also to get an introduction about new libraries in .NET.
5. Windows Phone Programming in C# by Rob Miles – Microsoft Press, 2010
This material is an introduction to Windows Phone development for anyone learning to program. It assumes some knowledge of programming fundamentals, but will teach you programming concepts in the framework of Windows Phone development.
6. Threading in C# by Joseph Albahari, 2007
An extensive online book on multithreading in C#. This tackles difficult issues such as thread safety, when to use Abort, Wait Handles vs Wait and Pulse, the implications of Apartment Threading in Windows Forms, using Thread Pooling, etc.
7. How to Become a C# Programmer by Scott Whigham – LearnItFirst.com LLC, 2009
In this free ebook, LearnItFirst.com founder Scott Whigham talks about how you can become a C# programmer by following a step-by-step approach that requires minimum investment, no college degree, and no prior experience.
8. C# From Java by Rob Miles, 2009
These notes should help you convert a program from Java to C#. This is based on the author’s original journey from Java to C#. If you are an experienced Java programmer who wants to find out what C# is all about you might find it useful.
9. C# Query Expressions by Jamie King, Bruce Eckel – MindView, Inc., 2008
This is a sampling of a full book, which covers C# 3.0 fundamentals, and provides a full grounding in C# 3.0 Query Expressions. The full text includes more material from Query Expressions chapter, LINQ to SQL and LINQ to XML, respectively.
10. C# for Sharp Kids – Microsoft Corporation, 2009
This book teaches you about the C# language. Writing programs is Fun! This e-book will have you coding your very own C# programs in no time! With fun cartoons and easy to follow code samples, you’ll be creating your own inventions in no time!
11. Rapid C# Windows
Development by Joseph Chancellor – Lulu.com, 2006
Through the exercises in this workbook, you will learn how to use C# with Visual Studio .NET 2005, SQL Server 2005, and an invaluable tool called an O/R Mapper (LLBLGen Pro) to rapidly develop database-driven applications.
12. HTTP Programming Recipes for C# Bots by Jeff Heaton – Heaton Research, Inc., 2007
The programs that access the web much like a human user would, which are called bots, can collect information or automate common web programming tasks. This book presents a collection of very reusable recipes for C# bot programming.
13. Standard ECMA-334 C# Language Specification – Ecma International, 2006
This Standard specifies the form and establishes the interpretation of programs written in C# programming language. It specifies the representation of C# programs, syntax of C#, semantic rules for interpreting C# programs, etc.
14. C# Essentials – Techotopia, 2007
The book provides everything necessary to gain proficiency as a C# programmer. It gives a detailed overview of the C# environment, the fundamentals of the C# programming language, manipulating strings, arrays and collection classes.
15. Visual Studio.Net: Controls and Add-ins by Vijay Mukhi, Sonal Mukhi, Manish Purohit – BPB Publications, 2008
User-controls and the extensibility features offered by add-ins are probed in detail. The text covers controls-attributes, properties and events, creating a UI type editor, type conversion, designers, writing C# code, web controls, add-ins.
16. Visual Studio.Net with C# by Vijay Mukhi, Suraj Godhwani, Sonal Mukhi – BPB Publications, 2008
Introduction to Visual Studio.Net and C#. The text covers working with the framework, building database applications, building Web applications, setup and deployment projects, the basics of C#, the C# code in .Net applications, C# and ASP.Net.
17. C# Classes by V. Mukhi, V. Kalantri, S. Mukhi – BPB Publications, 2008
This online e-book presents myriad fascinating concepts about C# classes. It is divided into three sections: Threads, Winforms and XML, with each of them converging on distinct facets of classes available in the .NET framework.
18. C# – The Basics by V. Mukhi, S. Shanbhag, S. Mukhi – BPB Publications, 2008
Introductory C# book, no prior programming knowledge is assumed. It covers namespaces, constructors and destructors, components and databases, web enabling data, function overloading and inheritance, modifiers, virtual functions, and more.
19. Sams Teach Yourself C# in 24 Hours by James D. Foxall – Sams, 2002
Light, but thorough introduction to C#. The author guides readers step-by-step through a cohesive presentation of the basics of C#. Once the basics are understood, he shows how to apply this knowledge to real-world Windows programming tasks using C#.
20. Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in C# by Bruno R. Preiss – SOMA Networks, 2004
Author promotes object-oriented design using C# and illustrates the use of the object-oriented design patterns. The book shows how these patterns are used to create good software designs. Written for second- and third-year students.
21. C# Development y Rob Miles, 2008
The book on C# used by the Department of Computer Science in the University of Hull as the basis of the first year programming course. The key features: practice – do a lot of programming, study – look at programs written by other, and persistence.
22. C# Programming by Rod A. Smith, Jonas Nordlund – Wikibooks, 2007
C# is a multi-purpose computer programming language suitable for a wide variety of development needs. This book introduces C# language fundamentals and covers a variety of the base class libraries (BCL) provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework.
23. Dissecting a C# Application: Inside SharpDevelop by Christian Holm, Mike Kruger, Bernhard Spuida – Wrox Press, 2004
Dissecting a CSharp Application teaches advanced techniques of .NET programming by getting an insiders’ look at the complete Integrated Development Environment, SharpDevelop, written in C#. It includes all advanced features of a modern IDE.
24. .NET Book Zero by Charles Petzold
This book covers everything that the C or C++ programmer needs to know about C# and the .NET framework. Object-oriented programming concepts are approached from scratch. Some programming experience with a C-family language is expected.
25. C# in Detail by Jon Jagger, 2001
This is a presentation course, containing over 300 Powerpoint slides, created by Jon Jagger. He has taught this course to Microsoft’s developers and trainers, and his course is now a part of Microsoft’s official training curricula.