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    C++: GUI Programming with >NET Framework

    I have a question regarding programming in .NET with C++. I need a good book to teach me this subject for an internship I'll be starting soon & personal interest. Basically, I need to learn GUI programming with C++ (textboxes, labels, menus, etc.) and how to tie it to the .NET framework. My programming experience with C++ lies only in win32 console apps, but I do have a very good background with OO and pointers,etc. Up to now about 85% of all my work has been done through java, so it wont be as easy of a transition, but than again just another language, few extra days of scratching my head and than im good to go! So if you know of any good books please post a link or an isbn or something. Oh, and I know a lot of people like to use C#.. so i guess that would work too.

    Any pointers in the right starting direction would be appreciated. Searching on the internet so far has only confused me more than i would like to.

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    Just browsing through amazon:

    C# and the .NET Platform, Second Edition
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...me&start-at=11

    Seems like a good choice. Anyone read this one?
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    There are TON's and i can't seem to decide on which one.. If u find one please let me know.
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    So i wrote down a couple of book names and decided to check them out at the local chapters..

    C# and the .NET Platform, Second Edition - More of a C# introduction than anything. While I will certainly have to get a good resource book on C# to fill in the gaps in transition, I will try and look for another. Small section on GUI design.

    While browsing around i realized i shouldnt be looking at C# & .NET instead Visual Studio & .NET. Picked up a couple of books and browsed through them (well actually there was only two i found - both my SAMS).

    There was the 24hour edition --> after skimming through the book I was left with a feeling that the entire book could have been packed into one subchapter of a much better book.

    2nd one was by some Microsoft eng (dont remember the name nor the author) --> While this provided more relevant information, it also took big tangents into areas I'm currently not interested in such as ADO, Web-Programming etc.

    Now time to start searching for other options. I'm sure there are Visual Studio users that browse this forum.. would be interesting to hear any pointers or feedback!
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    There was one i saw like 6yrs ago that was VERY good... Till this day i kick myself for not buying that book. It basically broke everything down. I mean i can look through alot of this VS c++ code and tell u what it is doing... but me sitting down and writing the visual part from scratch is a diff story... anyway if u find something please let me know i will check local borders here to see if they have any good books aswell and let ya know.
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