Pro Visual C++ 2005 for C# Developers features two distinct sections that lead to a simple migration path for you to move toward Visual C++ 2005 development. So if you're an experienced developer approaching Visual C++ from a C# background with .NET 1.1 or 1.0, you'll benefit tremendously from this book.
This book explains how to write .NET 2.0 applications and services. It provides you with a clean slate, erasing the need for developing the COM, DCOM, COM+, or ActiveX components that used to be a necessity. Instead, you'll learn how to write .NET applications using C++/CLI.
Pro Visual C++/CLI and the .NET 3.5 Platform is about writing .NET applications using C++/CLI. While readers are learning the ins and outs of .NET application development, they will also be learning the syntax of C++, both old and new to .NET.