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I noticed this question regarding the Definitive C++ Book Guide and List, and I was wondering if a similar question exists for C#. I am asking because I couldn't find one.


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closed as off topic by hims056, Martijn Pieters, kiamlaluno, JMK, Doorknob Apr 14 '13 at 14:30

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These book questions are not on-topic for SO. Likewise, the majority of them have been purged (historically locked or deleted). The C++ one remains because it's the only one that's well maintained. – Mysticial Apr 14 '13 at 12:58
Ah I understand, thanks! – JMK Apr 14 '13 at 13:01
First google hit:… – Uphill Luge Apr 14 '13 at 13:23
@UphillLuge I had found that already, but the C++ question was really detailed + well maintained, and was wondering if a C# question in the same vein had posted before the rules were changed. – JMK Apr 14 '13 at 14:29
"I had found that already" -- Tell us what you found and why it didn’t meet your needs... Thanks! – Arjan Apr 14 '13 at 14:53
There's nothing that didn't meet my needs. I was impressed with the effort the C++ guys had put into maintaining a quality book list, and was curious to know if there was a similar question but for C#. – JMK Apr 14 '13 at 14:54
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Nope. Such questions used to be on topic, but they aren't any longer. Please see Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping! and The Future of Community Wiki for more details on this.

Since a C# question wasn't asked during the period when it was on topic, there probably won't be one. You can ask in the C# chatroom for some suggestions, though.

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I found a whole bunch of small C# book questions. But not a single canonical big one. – Mysticial Apr 14 '13 at 13:09

There isn't a question about C# books, but you will find a list of books when you look at the tag wiki for .

Questions about books are not considered on-topic for Stack Overflow, but tag wikis can list books as part of a list of useful resources.

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Link to tag wiki. – ɥʇǝS Apr 14 '13 at 15:19

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