Synopses & Reviews
In Starting Out With Visual C# 2012, Gaddis makes a very detailed and evenly paced presentation of both programming and C# syntax concepts so all readers will be able to follow along. His GUI-based approach to teaching C# will resonate with students in CS, IT, and CIS courses. While the book is written for readers with no prior programming background, even experienced programmers will benefit from its depth of detail.
Tony Gaddis’s accessible, step-by-step presentation helps beginning students understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and the Visual C# programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the “how” and the “why”–but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is both gradual and highly accessible, ensuring that readers understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs.
About the Author
Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out with series of textbooks. He has nearly two decades of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. Tony is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College Teacher of the Year, and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The series includes introductory textbooks covering Programming Logic and Design, Alice, C++, Java, Microsoft Visual Basic, and Python.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers and Programming
Chapter 2: Introduction to Visual C#
Chapter 3: Processing Data
Chapter 4: Making Decisions
Chapter 5: Loops, Files, and Random Numbers
Chapter 6: Modularizing Your Code with Methods
Chapter 7: Arrays and Lists
Chapter 8: More about Processing Data
Chapter 9: Classes and Multiform Projects
Chapter 10: Inheritance and Polymorphism
Chapter 11: Databases
Appendix A: C# Primitive Data Types
Appendix B: Additional User Interface Controls
Appendix C: ASCII/Unicode Characters
Appendix D: Answers to Checkpoint Questions