Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition: Suggested fix for using the projects

We always appreciate hearing from our readers through the blog, Amazon, and book surveys. We can discover issues and try to fix them as quickly as possible. Thanks to author John Sharp for being so responsive and figuring out how to replicate the errors and come up with a solution. As some readers have suggested,…

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Understanding values and references in Microsoft Visual C#

In this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition, you will learn how the characteristics of the primitive types, such as int, double, and char, differ from the characteristics of class types. After completing this chapter, you will be able to: Explain the differences between a value type and a reference type….

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Sample chapter: Using decision statements

After completing this chapter from Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition, you will be able to: Declare Boolean variables. Use Boolean operators to create expressions whose outcome is either true or false. Write if statements to make decisions based on the result of a Boolean expression. Write switch statements to make more complex…

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New book: Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, Eighth Edition

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, Eighth Edition (9781509301041), by John Sharp! Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Update 2/4/2016: Some readers have been unable to open the corresponding projects as per the instructions on page xxiii…

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Changing font size in the Microsoft Press Guided Tours app

NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. Feedback is starting to come…

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What’s in our app? Free eBooks!

NOTE: The Microsoft Press Guided Tours app has been discontinued and is no longer available in the Windows Store. If you have already installed the app, you can continue to use it for as long as you like. All the tours will remain available for download from within the app. We recently released an updated…

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Free ebook: Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online (ISBN 9781509300648), by Brian Blackman, Gordon Beeming, Michael Fourie, and Willy-Peter Schaub. With this ebook, the ALM Rangers share their best practices in managing solution requirements and shipping solutions in an agile environment, an…

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Quick news: Free tools for student developers

Get the tools the pros use, free. As part of the GitHub Student Developer Pack, you can start building apps like a pro with state-of-the-art tools, services, and the power of the cloud. It’s everything you need to plan, code, and ship your next great idea.

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