Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform

Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform

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The first edition of this book was released at the 2001 Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time, the .NET platform was still a beta product, and in many ways, so was this book. This is not to say that the early editions of this text did not have merit-after all, the book was a 2002 Jolt Award finalist and it won the 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award. However, over the years that author Andrew Troelsen spent working with the common language runtime (CLR), he gained a much deeper understanding of the .NET platform and the subtleties of the C# programming language, and he feels that this fifth edition of the book is as close to a "final release" as he's come yet.

This new edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten to make it accurately reflect the C# 4 language specification for the .NET 4 platform. You'll find new chapters covering the important concepts of dynamic lookups, named and optional arguments, Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), improved COM interop, and variance for generics.

If you're checking out this book for the first time, do understand that it's targeted at experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science (so don't expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!). The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). Once you digest the information presented in these 25 chapters, you'll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments, and you'll be well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own terms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1752 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 63.5mm | 2,880.31g
  • aPress
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th ed.
  • 1752 p.
  • 1430225491
  • 9781430225492
  • 152,249

Table of contents

The Philosophy of NET
Building C# Applications
Core C# Programming Constructs, Part I
Core C# Programming Constructs, Part II
Defining Encapsulated Class Types
Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism
Understanding Structured Exception Handling
Understanding Object Lifetime
Working with Interfaces
Understanding Generics
Delegates, Events, and Lambdas
Advanced C# Language Features
LINQ to Objects
Configuring NET Assemblies
Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attribute-Based Prog
Processes, AppDomains, and Object Contexts
Understanding CIL and the Role of Dynamic Assemblies
Dynamic Types and the Dynamic Language Runtime
Multithreaded and Parallel Programming
File I/O and Object Serialization
ADO.NET Part I: The Connected Layer
ADO.NET Part II: The Disconnected Layer
ADO.NET Part III: The Entity Framework
Introducing LINQ to XML
Introducing Windows Communication Foundation
Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation 40
Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML
Programming with WPF Controls
WPF Graphics Rendering Services
WPF Resources, Animations, and Styles
WPF Control Templates and UserControls
Building ASP.NET Web Pages
ASP.NET Web Controls, Master Pages and Theme
ASP.NET State Management Techniques
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About Andrew W. Troelsen

Andrew Troelsen is a partner, trainer, and consultant at Intertech Inc., and is a leading authority on both .NET and COM. His book Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform won the prestigious 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award and is in its third edition. Also of note are his earlier five-star treatment of traditional COM in the bestselling Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL mirrored in his book, COM and .NET Interoperability, and his top-notch investigation of VB .NET in Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide. Troelsen has a degree in mathematical linguistics and South Asian studies from the University of Minnesota, and is a frequent speaker at numerous .NET-related conferences. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Amanda, and spends his free time investigating .NET and waiting for the Wild to win the Stanley Cup. You can check out his blog at
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