Series: Expert's Voice in .NET
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (August 18, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,677,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #31 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > C & C++ > Visual C++ #318 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > Compilers #622 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Microsoft Programming > .NET
I have been programming C++ for years but I never worked in the .NET world but I needed to learn it for my latest assignment. This book was very well organized and I found it provided much useful information to help me with my transition. This book is not for beginners.
This is a very useful and the most complete C++/CLI book I read. Definitely much better than books like CLI in Action but not perfect, because the author is not a language designer like Stroustrup or Sutter.One of the things I found very useful is the format of examples with printed output that really makes it very easy to understand order of execution, branching etc. If you are an experienced C++ programmer and need to learn how to write managed code you will not regret buying this book.
I read this book in 2009 and thought this was an excellent introduction to Microsoft C++/CLI. What is the benefit of C++/CLI? Basically, you can mix managed and native code together seamlessly. That gives you access to a huge base of technology from the 1970's to present. The second advantage is that the 3.5 version of this technology gives you compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP through Windows 8.The downside is the seamless mixing of managed and native may not always have the right performance or professional support. Finally, there may be a far better supported and high performance option in Microsoft Windows 8 called Microsoft C++/CX.Still, if you like C++/CX but need an option that is better suited to Microsoft Windows versions prior to Windows 8, then this book provides information on a technology set that could apply. I thought the description of the technology, the example code, and the thoroughness of the coverage was sufficient to allow most persons to use the technology. Even if, like me, your main programming language background is in Microsoft C#, you can still use the technology in pure managed mode quite successfully.
Expert Visual C++/CLI: .NET for Visual C++ Programmers (Expert's Voice in .NET) Foundations of C++/CLI: The Visual C++ Language for .NET 3.5 (Expert's Voice in .NET) Pro Visual C++/CLI and the .NET 2.0 Platform (Expert's Voice in .NET) Deeper Voice: Get a Deeper voice Quickly, Become a Leader: Proven way to deepen your voice:(Low pitched voice, Attractive Voice, Voice Singers, Manly Voice, Charisma, Power) ASP.NET: Programming success in a day: Beginners guide to fast, easy and efficient learning of ASP.NET programming (ASP.NET, ASP.NET Programming, ASP.NET ... ADA, Web Programming, Programming) Pro ASP.NET Web API Security: Securing ASP.NET Web API (Expert's Voice in .NET) Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in .NET) Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework (Expert's Voice in .NET) Pro ASP.NET MVC 5 (Expert's Voice in ASP.Net) Body Language: Body Language Training - Attract Women & Command Respect, by Mastering Your High Status Body Language (Body Language Attraction, Body Language ... Language Secrets, Nonverbal Communication) Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step (Step by Step Developer) Pro Visual C++ 2005 for C# Developers: Featuring C++/CLI Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 in C# (Experts Voice in .Net) Learn ASP.NET MVC: Be ready for coding away next week using ASP.NET MVC 5 and Visual Studio 2015 COM and .NET Interoperability (Expert's Voice) Beginning F# (Expert's Voice in .NET) Soirees Musicales (for Voice & Piano), Nos. 1-8, Vol 1: High Voice (French, Italian Language Edition), Octavo-Size Book (Kalmus Edition) (French Edition) Microsoft Visual C++ .NET Language Reference (Pro-Documentation) BODY LANGUAGE : Decoding Alpha Male Body Language, Instantly Attract Any Woman Without Saying a Single word. (Body Language 101, Alpha male, Attract woman, ... Seduce Women, Eye Contact, Body Language) Developing Cross Platform Mobile Applications with Cordova CLI