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Welcome to the Microsoft .Net books page. My site visitors have been requesting me to come up with a page that lists the best .Net books. And I often get requests like could you give us a list of top 5 .Net books, or top 10 .Net books. There are hundreds of .Net books available in the market. I'm not going to list them all, but I selected the following 20 .Net related books, based on Amazon's sales ranks. These books cover .Net Framework, VB.Net, ASP.Net, ADO.Net, Visual Studio .Net, Visual C# etc. Hope you find this page useful. Click on the book image or book title for more information, or to purchase that book!

Applied Microsoft .Net Framework Programming
Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming is a tutorial. It's meant for programmers who already know an object-oriented language and want to apply their knowledge in the standardized environment provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework. The book, written by Jeffrey Richter, a programmer and the .NET columnist at Microsoft's magazine for its developer community, takes a more or less language-agnostic approach to the run-time environment (though many illustrative examples are in C#). It aims to untangle the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and some of the Framework Class Library (FCL), and generally succeeds, particularly at the former. Richter shares his knowledge of the key classes you can instantiate in the CLR, and the kinds of operations you can perform on and with them.
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .Net
Useful for VB developers of all levels, Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET offers a massive and comprehensive guide to the new VB .NET. While concentrating on "traditional" programming techniques brought up to speed with .NET, this book also covers essential Web development, making it a solid choice for those making the leap from VB 6.
MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET
This official MCAD/MCSD TRAINING KIT teaches professional developers how to create Web applications with the Microsoft .NET framework-as they prepare for MCP Exams 70-305 and 70-315. Students learn through an integrated system of skill-building lessons, case study examples, and self-assessment testing. Topics map directly to McSD and MCAD exam objectives. An economical alternative to classroom instruction, this kit enables students to set their own pace and learn by doing.
MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET
This official MCAD/MCSD TRAINING KIT teaches professional developers how to create Windows applications with the Microsoft .NET Framework as they prepare for MCP Exams 70-306 and 70-316-core requirements on the MCAD/MCSD tracks. Students learn through an integrated system of skill-building tutorials, case study examples, and self-assessment tools while topics map directly to MCP exam objectives. An economical alternative to classroom instruction, this kit enables students to set their own pace and learn by doing.
Microsoft Visual Basic .Net Step by Step
For the several million developers using "traditional" Visual Basic 6, Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Step by Step will put the new VB .NET within reach with a very approachable tour of the new version's features used to build traditional client-side software. If you've been put off by the newfangled books on .NET that spin the new VB as Internet-focused and unrelated to your existing expertise, this title shows you how to leverage your knowledge to get going with Microsoft's newest platform.
Microsoft Visual C# .Net Step by Step
This title gives readers with previous Microsoft Visual C++ or Microsoft Visual Basic experience the foundation they need to hit the ground running with the versatile Microsoft Visual C# .NET object-oriented Web development language. Real-world programming scenarios and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises offer the fast and clear instruction readers need to begin creating stable, efficient business-level objects and system-level applications. Readers also get code samples on a companion CD-ROM to study and reuse in their own projects.
Application Development with C# and .Net
This book gives experienced developers insight needed to build enterprise applications for Microsoft's .NET platform using C#. Extensive code examples and a running case study illustrate .NET concepts and technologies. After an outline of the programming model of the .NET framework, coverage includes the C# programming language, fundamental topics in the .NET framework such as Windows Forms classes and ADO.NET, Web programming using ASP.NET and SOAP, and additional topics in the .NET Framework including security and interoperability. Stiefel is a consultant specializing in Microsoft technology; Oberg is founder of a firm that develops courseware on software technologies.
Coding Techniques for Microsoft Visual Basic .Net
In this book/CD-ROM using working programs as examples, chapters walk readers through sample applications that illustrate points about Visual Basic .NET. The book covers essentials of object-oriented programming in Visual Basic .NET and explains how to build classes and work with the .NET Framework classes, how to work with arrays and collections, and how to debug and handle errors in programs. It also covers working with .NET assemblies, files, and data streams, monitoring files over a network, and Web services. The CD-ROM contains a searchable electronic copy of the book, and sample code written in Visual Basic .NET. Connell is an applications developer who teaches graduate programming classes at DePaul University.
Programming Microsoft .Net
This core reference provides a one-stop, definitive resource for building robust, Web-enabled software applications for the revolutionary Microsoft .NET development platform. Windows programming authority Jeff Prosise masterfully explains this new programming paradigm as he introduces readers to the .NET Framework and to the new programming models that it embodies: Windows Forms, Web Forms, and Web services. The book includes more than 75 complete sample programs written in C#. The samples are designed to help readers resolve .NET development questions and to complement the book's carefully explained introduction to .NET programming. All the sample programs, as well as an electronic version of the book, are included on the companion CD-ROM.
Microsoft ADO .Net Step by Step
This title is ideal for any developer who seeks guidance on how to exploit the database functionality and advanced, integrated development environment in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. The book covers core Visual Basic database development topics, with details on using Visual Basic .Net with Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), ADO+, and Microsoft SQL Server. It's full of insightful explanations and expertly rendered examples for rapid acceleration of development productivity, faster applications, and more powerful results.
Developing Microsoft ASP.Net Server Controls and Components
This comprehensive guide combines conceptual and architectural details with practical, how-to information and real-world code samples to show how to create custom, reusable, professional-quality server controls with rich design-time functionality.
MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET
Learn how to build XML Web services and server components with Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET and Visual C#™ .NET?as you prepare for MCAD or MCSD certification. Includes study guide for Exams 70-310 and 70-320, evaluation software, eBook, and testing tool.
Microsoft Visual C# .Net (Core Reference)
This core reference delivers essential guidance for anyone who uses the Microsoft Visual C# development system to produce stand-alone Microsoft Windows-based and Web-enabled Microsoft .NET applications. The book thoroughly covers the Visual C# language structure, syntax, code wizards, and Microsoft Visual Studio Designer Tool on both the client and server sides. An enhanced eBook in Microsoft Help 2 format, extensive real-world programming examples, and reusable code on a companion CD-ROM all give readers the complete answers they need to solve specific .NET coding problems faster.
OOP with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET Step by Step
This intuitive, self-paced learning title is designed to help any developer master the basics of object-oriented programming (OOP) with Microsoft Visual Basic.NET or Microsoft Visual C#. Unlike other books on OOP, this step-by-step guide provides readers with clear, peer-level language while it illustrates concepts with concrete, engaging examples, and coding practice exercises. Readers learn how to create and implement objects, master fully object-oriented design, migrate to Microsoft .NET programming and even create their own objects.
Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic .Net
Includes extensive hands-on, end of chapter materials and tutorials. By working through the tutorials, individuals learn how to use programming applications found in the workplace content, organization, and approach to VB .NET and the Windows environment.
Microsoft ASP.Net Step by Step
Aimed at all developers of all levels who want to program Web applications on Windows, Microsoft ASP.NET Step by Step provides a perfectly pitched introduction to the world of ASP.NET ideal for those with a little experience with the older ASP standard, but also suitable for the raw beginner.
Microsoft ADO.Net (Core Reference)
This core reference demonstrates how to use ActiveX Data Objects.NET (ADO.NET) to access, sort, and manipulate data in enterprise-wide, Web-enabled applications. Readers learn best practices for writing, testing, and debugging database application code using the new tools and wizards in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET-with code on a companion CD, plus insider tips. The book also describes the ADO .NET object model, its XML features for Web extensibility, integration with Microsoft SQL Server 2000, and more.
Building XML Web Services for the Microsoft .Net Platform
Discover how to revolutionize the online exchange of business information with this in-depth developer's guide to Web Services-the building blocks of the .NET platform. This book takes enterprise developers inside the architecture, protocols, and programming practices for building distributed-object Web Services. The authors also step readers through building a high-end Web Service of their own, using real-world examples and proven strategies. All the book's code examples appear on the companion CD-ROM.
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .Net for Microsoft Access Databases
Provides programmers with the practical details they need to create or rewrite Microsoft Access–based client applications using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Microsoft .Net Remoting
This title shows developers how to build Internet-based, distributed applications using Microsoft .NET Remoting, which enables powerful remote interaction among objects. A fundamental understanding of .NET Remoting is crucial as developers shift to developing distributed, Internet-based applications. Until recently, DCOM was the preferred method for developing distributed applications on Microsoft platforms. But as this book demonstrates, the .NET Remoting architecture is much easier to use and extend than DCOM. The book covers all aspects of .NET Remoting, including in-depth coverage of the .NET Remoting architecture plus concrete examples, best practices, and performance tips to show how to extend and customize the framework.