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Re: So I wanted to learn some C# & asp stuff or whatever...
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2008, 06:34:00 AM »
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Look for the Jesse Liberty books from O'Reilly for C# reference.  They are really the best I've come across so far.  The three books I use mostly are:

Learning C# (good starting reference)
Programming C# (great comprehensive, easy to read book)
C# Cookbook (Not by Jesse Liberty, but I highly recommend this one so you can get ideas about data structures, etc)

Oreilly books are legendary for being easy to follow without all the useless filler that you find in a lot of books. I think that's why they've been so successful, they are great reference books yes, but also great how to books.

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Re: So I wanted to learn some C# & asp stuff or whatever...
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2008, 09:05:50 AM »
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Yeah I'm going to have to buy a book shortly haha.  There is enough well written tutorials/documentation of mvwd on asp.net which coveres most everything in the software, and a large variety if not about all the controls.  So I got enough to currently cover me since right now I just want to handle mostly a database, maintain it, display it, & allow actions based on table values etc. But I find it hard to find some good c# on the net that isn't 90% random rambling (I wana get straight to the point haha) so I lose intrest in finding help fast.

I decided for a first project for learning I should pick something that I want the project to do, so I have goals to meet.  So I choose to do something UO related that was somewhat simple.  Then I decided to just replicate the uo.tradespot.net website.  I figure my application can do everything thiers can, from there I just expand upon it, make it more user friendly etc.

At the moment I only have just the basics.  Sign up/register, login/out, user control panel (basic settings like display email, icq, aim, pw change etc.), admin pages to maintain the whole user base & other parts.  From there I created a user list like the member list on this page & that's where i stopped.

I'm going to create the buy/sell/trade sections now & get all the posting up for that.  I'd like to keep them seperate from the actual forum system, but still link everything together obviously (user info, post count etc.).  But the 'forum' part will obviously have a bunch more options & view settings.

My problem now is I would like to do custom series of data access, display, modifications etc. based on user interaction, but I haven't learned enough c# to do so.  It's all basic really since its only access/display/modification/adding to data lol.  I really need to learn the basics now of how things are structured.  The only thing that is the same that I know from like vb is like a simple if statement haha.  But now i need to learn how a basic for, loop, while etc.

Hopefully I can afford to buy a book soon since I'm not working again cause of this move haha.  Books made learning VB along time ago really easy.  Since I understand a lot from doing years of vb/scripting it'll be easier since i'm not completely new to 'programming' haha.  I just gota learn the c# language.

Oh well I'm slowly making progress in it.  I just wish it was as easy as scripting for uo is for me hahaha :P

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Re: So I wanted to learn some C# & asp stuff or whatever...
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2008, 09:38:34 AM »
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Don't worry, the syntax will come.  I'm still learning daily when I'm programming in C# since it's such a rich language.  But I started off very limited, got the fundamentals, and the tackled some of the more advanced topics.

But you really should look for the first two books on my list.  They have been essential for me to learn.  The first one I picked up at Fry's on the bargain books section for like $14.00.  I liked it so much that the advanced book I bought for full price.  However, you should check amazon.com and their used books section.   Often times you'll find really expensive computer books for next to nothing.

But you just can't beat having a book sitting next to you that you can thumb through.  I will never get to the point where I can live paper-free; I just need that paper reference to set next to me while I puzzle.  Plus 12X will appreciate all that extra toilet paper.  ;)  Mined the paper cuts!
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Re: So I wanted to learn some C# & asp stuff or whatever...
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2008, 09:57:15 AM »
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Re: So I wanted to learn some C# & asp stuff or whatever...
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2008, 12:05:25 PM »
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haha yeah the book will be nice.  I'm getting sick of switching windows to my web browser, especially since i like to operate in full screen ;(

I'm kind of stuck on what i want to do with this gridview but i think i know why.  I configured the datasource & all before runtime w/ wuerybuilder but I think to be able to do what I want to do I need to configure that all during runtime or something.  I duno haha I did it on another page but for a single table, but I used querybuilder to build this so I'm not sure now to do all that in code yet, guess i'll learn.  I did do some coding finally on my own.  Learned the while, for and all decently.

It's fun though.  Soon as I get this stupid thing done I think before going into more c# i'm going to try to format everything better.  everything is all wierd looking and colums are all bad and get set to whatever they want width wise ;(

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