Book: C # in a Nutshell, Second Edition
This book is a desktop reference for Microsoft’s C# programming language, designed to sit comfortably next to you while you program and to accompany you faithfully in your travels. The first version of C# shipped in January 2002 as part of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework, after an extensive public beta release.
C# in a Nutshell is divided into four parts (along with five appendixes and a Type, Method, Property, Event, and Field Index). Part I introduces the C# language and the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR). It is a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the C# programming language, from its data types through all of the statements and features that make it the modern component-oriented language it was designed to be.