Professional C# 4.0 and .NET 4

Professional C# 4.0 and .NET 4

Paperback Wrox Programmer to Programmer

By (author) Christian Nagel, By (author) Bill Evjen, By (author) Jay Glynn, By (author) Karli Watson, By (author) Morgan Skinner

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  • Publisher: WROX PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 1536 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 51mm | 2,041g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0470502258
  • ISBN 13: 9780470502259
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 179,510

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This book starts by reviewing the overall architecture of .NET in order to give you the background you need to be able to write managed code. After that, the book is divided into a number of sections that cover both the C# language and its application in a variety of areas.Part I: The C# Language gives a good grounding in the C# language for experienced programmers. You start by looking at basic syntax and data types. Objects, types, inheritance, generics, arrays, tuples, operators, casts, delegates, lambdas, events, strings, regular expressions, collections, Language Integrated, Query (LINQ), Dynamic Language Extensions, memory management, pointers, reflection, errors, and exceptions are all covered.Part II: Visual Studio looks at Visual Studio 2010 (the best way to use the tool to build applications based on the .NET Framework 4) and deploying your projects.Part III: Foundation looks at .NET assemblies, instrumentation, security, threading, tasks, synchronization, localization, System.Transactions, networking, interop, XAML, Managed Extensibility Framework, Manipulating Files and the Registry, transactions, building Windows services, and generating your own libraries as assemblies. Part IV: Data covers accessing databases with ADO.NET, ADO.NET Entity Framework, data services, support in .NET for XML, and the .NET features of SQL Server 2008.Part V: Presentation shows how to build applications based on the Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight, and covers writing components that will run on web sites. It also has coverage on building Windows Forms applications in as well as ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC.Part VI: Communication covers services for platform-independent communication using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). With Message Queuing, asynchronous disconnected communication is shown. This section looks at utilizing the Windows Workflow Foundation 4, peer to peer networking, and creating syndication feeds.

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Christian Nagel is a Microsoft Regional Director, software architect, and author of many .NET books. He founded CN innovation and is an associate of thinktecture. Bill Evjen is Global Head of Platform Architecture for Thomson Reuters, Lipper. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director and the founder of INETA. Jay Glynn is the Principle Architect at PureSafety, a leading provider of results-driven software and information solutions for workforce safety and health. Karli Watson is a freelance author and a consultant for Infusion Development. Morgan Skinner works in premier support for developers at Microsoft.

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Start using the new features of C# 4 and .NET 4 right away The new C# 4 language version is indispensable for writing code in Visual Studio 2010. This essential guide emphasizes that C# is the language of choice for your .NET 4 applications. The unparalleled author team of experts begins with a refresher of C# basics and quickly moves on to provide detailed coverage of all the recently added language and Framework features so that you can start writing Windows applications and ASP.NET web applications immediately. Reviews the .NET architecture, objects, generics, inheritance, arrays, operators, casts, delegates, events, Lambda expressions, and more Details integration with dynamic objects in C#, named and optional parameters, COM-specific interop features, and type-safe variance Provides coverage of new features of .NET 4, Workflow Foundation 4, ADO.NET Data Services, MEF, the Parallel Task Library, and PLINQ Has deep coverage of great technologies including LINQ, WCF, WPF, flow and fixed documents, and Silverlight Reviews ASP.NET programming and goes into new features such as ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Dynamic Data Discusses communication with WCF, MSMQ, peer-to-peer, and syndication Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job. wrox.com Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION LI PART I: THE C# LANGUAGE CHAPTER 1: .NET ARCHITECTURE 3 CHAPTER 2: CORE C# 23 CHAPTER 3: OBJECTS AND TYPES 65 CHAPTER 4: INHERITANCE 89 CHAPTER 5: GENERICS 107 CHAPTER 6: ARRAYS AND TUPLES 129 CHAPTER 7: OPERATORS AND CASTS 151 CHAPTER 8: DELEGATES, LAMBDAS, AND EVENTS 183 CHAPTER 9: STRINGS AND REGULAR EXPRESSIONS 207 CHAPTER 10: COLLECTIONS 225 CHAPTER 11: LANGUAGE INTEGRATED QUERY 267 CHAPTER 12: DYNAMIC LANGUAGE EXTENSIONS 295 CHAPTER 13: MEMORY MANAGEMENT AND POINTERS 307 CHAPTER 14: REFLECTION 333 CHAPTER 15: ERRORS AND EXCEPTIONS 351 PART II: VISUAL STUDIO CHAPTER 16: VISUAL STUDIO 2010 373 CHAPTER 17: DEPLOYMENT 407 PART III: FOUNDATION CHAPTER 18: ASSEMBLIES 431 CHAPTER 19: INSTRUMENTATION 461 CHAPTER 20: THREADS, TASKS, AND SYNCHRONIZATION 491 CHAPTER 21: SECURITY 545 CHAPTER 22: LOCALIZATION 569 CHAPTER 23: SYSTEM.TRANSACTIONS 605 CHAPTER 24: NETWORKING 637 CHAPTER 25: WINDOWS SERVICES 667 CHAPTER 26: INTEROP 695 CHAPTER 27: CORE XAML 727 CHAPTER 28: MANAGED EXTENSIBILITY FRAMEWORK 747 CHAPTER 29: MANIPULATING FILES AND THE REGISTRY 771 PART IV: DATA CHAPTER 30: CORE ADO.NET 817 CHAPTER 31: ADO.NET ENTITY FRAMEWORK 861 CHAPTER 32: DATA SERVICES 885 CHAPTER 33: MANIPULATING XML 903 CHAPTER 34: .NET PROGRAMMING WITH SQL SERVER 955 PART V: PRESENTATION CHAPTER 35: CORE WPF 983 CHAPTER 36: BUSINESS APPLICATIONS WITH WPF 1035 CHAPTER 37: CREATING DOCUMENTS WITH WPF 1075 CHAPTER 38: SILVERLIGHT 1095 CHAPTER 39: WINDOWS FORMS 1117 CHAPTER 40: CORE ASP.NET 1149 CHAPTER 41: ASP.NET FEATURES 1185 CHAPTER 42: ASP.NET DYNAMIC DATA AND MVC 1243 CHAPTER 43: WINDOWS COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION 1279 CHAPTER 44: WINDOWS WORKFLOW FOUNDATION 4 1309 CHAPTER 45: PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKING 1339 CHAPTER 46: MESSAGE QUEUING 1357 CHAPTER 47: SYNDICATION 1387 APPENDIX: GUIDELINES FOR WINDOWS 7 AND WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 1397 INDEX 1417