Professional C# 4.0 and .NET 4

Professional C# 4.0 and .NET 4

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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: 163,882

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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 : This section gives a good grounding in the C# language itself. This section doesn't presume knowledge of any particular language, although it does assume you are an experienced programmer. You start by looking at C's basic syntax and data types, and then explore the object-oriented features of C# before moving on to look at more advanced C# programming topics. 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 exception are all covered in part 1. Part II: Visual Studio : This section looks at the main IDE utilized by C# developers worldwide: Visual Studio 2010. The two chapters in this section look at the best way to use the tool to build applications based on the .N ET Framework 4. In addition, this section also focuses on the deployment of your projects. Part III: Foundation : In this section, you look at the principles of programming in the .NET environment. In particular, you look at assemblies, instrumentation, security, threading, tasks, synchronization, localization, System.Transactions, networking, interop, XAML, Managed Extensibility Framework, Manipulating Files and the Registry, transactions, how to build Windows services, and how to generate your own libraries as assemblies, among other topics. Part IV: Data : Here, you look at accessing databases with ADO.NET, ADO.NET Entity Framework, data services. This part also extensively covers support in .NET for XML and on the Windows operating system side, and the .NET features of SQL Server 2008. Part V: Presentation : This section shows how to build applications based upon the Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight, and covers writing components that will run on web sites, serving up web pages. It also has coverage on building classic Windows applications, which are called Windows Forms in .NET. Windows Forms are the thick-client version of applications, and using .N ET to build these types of applications is a quick and easy way of accomplishing this task. Finally, it includes coverage of the tremendous number of features that ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.Net Dynamic Data provide. Part VI: Communication : This section is all about communication. It 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, as well as peer to peer networking, and creating syndication feeds. The book closes with an appendix covering Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 development. Online Chapters : Even with such a large book, we can't fit in everything we'd like to tell you about C# and using this language with other .NET technologies, so we've made ten additional chapters available online at These chapters include information on a variety of topics: GDI+, which is a technology that is used for building applications that include advanced graphics; .Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO); NET Remoting for communication between .N ET clients and servers; Enterprise Services for the services in the background; web services with ASP.NET, LINQ to SQL, Windows Workflow Foundation 3.0, and the Managed Add-In Framework (MAF). It also includes examples showing .NET 4 in others supported languages including Visual Basic, C++/CLI, and F#. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Author information

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 awayThe 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 moreDetails integration with dynamic objects in C#, named and optional parameters, COM-specific interop features, and type-safe varianceProvides coverage of new features of .NET 4, Workflow Foundation 4, ADO.NET Data Services, MEF, the Parallel Task Library, and PLINQHas deep coverage of great technologies including LINQ, WCF, WPF, flow and fixed documents, and SilverlightReviews ASP.NET programming and goes into new features such as ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Dynamic DataDiscusses communication with WCF, MSMQ, peer-to-peer, and syndicationWrox 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.comProgrammer 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. PART I: THE C# LANGUAGE. CHAPTER 1: .NET Architecture. CHAPTER 2: Core C#. CHAPTER 3: Objects and Types. CHAPTER 4: Inheritance. CHAPTER 5: Generics. CHAPTER 6: Arrays and Tuples. CHAPTER 7: Operators and Casts. CHAPTER 8: Delegates, Lambdas, and Events. CHAPTER 9: Strings and Regular Expressions. CHAPTER 10: Collections. CHAPTER 11: Language Integrated Query. CHAPTER 12: Dynamic Language Extensions. CHAPTER 13: Memory Management and Pointers. CHAPTER 14: Refl ection. CHAPTER 15: Errors and Exceptions. PART II: VISUAL STUDIO. CHAPTER 16: Visual Studio 2010. CHAPTER 17: Deployment. PART III: FOUNDATION. CHAPTER 18: Assemblies. CHAPTER 19: Instrumentation. CHAPTER 20: Threads, Tasks, and Synchronization. CHAPTER 21: Security. CHAPTER 22: Localization. CHAPTER 23: System.Transactions. CHAPTER 24: Networking. CHAPTER 25: Windows Services. CHAPTER 26: Interop. CHAPTER 27: Core XAML. CHAPTER 28: Managed Extensibility Framework. CHAPTER 29: Manipulating Files and the Registry. PART IV: DATA. CHAPTER 30: Core ADO.NET. CHAPTER 31: ADO.NET Entity Framework. CHAPTER 32: Data Services. CHAPTER 33: Manipulating XML. CHAPTER 34: .NET Programming with SQL Server. PART V: PRESENTATION. CHAPTER 35: Core WPF. CHAPTER 36: Business Applications with WPF. CHAPTER 37: Creating Documents with WPF. CHAPTER 38: Silverlight. CHAPTER 39: Windows Forms. CHAPTER 40: Core ASP.NET. CHAPTER 41: ASP.NET Features. CHAPTER 42: ASP.NET Dynamic Data and MVC. PART VI: COMMUNICATION. CHAPTER 43: Windows Communication Foundation. CHAPTER 44: Windows Workfl ow Foundation 4. CHAPTER 45: Peer-to-Peer Networking. CHAPTER 46: Message Queuing. CHAPTER 47: Syndication. APPENDIX: Guidelines for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. INDEX. ONLINE CHAPTERS. CHAPTER 48: Graphics with GDI+. CHAPTER 49: Visual Studio Tools for Office. CHAPTER 50: Managed Add-In Framework. CHAPTER 51: Enterprise Services. CHAPTER 52: Directory Services. CHAPTER 53: C#, Visual Basic, C++/CLI, and F#. CHAPTER 54: .NET Remoting. CHAPTER 55: Web Services with ASP.NET. CHAPTER 56: LINQ to SQL. CHAPTER 57: Windows Workfl ow Foundation 3.0.