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Let me start by saying this book does not attempt to be something it is not. It's not a generic book on Windows or ASP.NET programming. It deals specifically with one topic. Having said that, GDI+ is a broader topic than you might think and this book does a terrific job of breaking the information up into relevant subtopics.

The material is presented in an interesting, conversational tone that uses REAL WORLD EXAMPLES. You actually build several small GDI+ applications by the time you finish the book.

I'm an MCSD.NET and MCT, and I give presentations on GDI+ to user groups and recently at MSDN Code Camps. This is the book I give away to people in my presentations. If you've ever been stuck on GDI+ and found the MSDN documentation lacking, this is the book for you.

It's worth mentioning that all of the examples are in C# (the author is also a C# guru, so I wasn't surprised), but considering most of the code is method calls, there's nothing here that a competent VB.NET programmer couldn't convert on the fly. Don't let that be a reason to discourage you from buying this excellent book.

Mahesh Chand has done a terrific job, and should give his editor a raise. The book is very well laid out and organized. I refer to it often.


Posted on Monday, May 2, 2005 12:17 PM Reviews | Back to top

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