Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours : Complete Starter Kit

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C# has quickly established itself as one of the world's most widely used programming languages. The newest version, Visual C# 2010, includes several important new features, including Silverlight, the Entity Framework, tighter integration with version 4.0 of the .NET Framework, and full support for programming Windows 7 and Office. The proven Sams Teach Yourself method will help all newcomers to C# 2010 get up to speed quickly, no matter whether you've had experience with previous versions of Visual C# or not. You are taken step by step through the process of software development, learning elements as you build a sample application so that the material is framed in a real world approach. The accompanying DVD contains Visual C# 2010 Express Edition, and the companion Web site contains all the code and exercises from the book.



Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common tasks
Q & As, quizzes, and exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge
Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions
The companion DVD contains Visual C# 2010 Express Edition - everything you need to get started programming in C#
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 560 pages
  • 179 x 230 x 31mm | 892g
  • Sams Publishing
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0672331012
  • 9780672331015
  • 582,171

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C# has quickly established itself as one of the world's most widely used programming languages. The newest version, Visual C# 2010, includes several important new features, including Silverlight, the Entity Framework, tighter integration with version 4.0 of the .NET Framework, and full support for programming Windows 7 and Office. The proven Sams Teach Yourself method will help all newcomers to C# 2010 get up to speed quickly, no matter whether you've had experience with previous versions of Visual C# or not. You are taken step by step through the process of software development, learning elements as you build a sample application so that the material is framed in a real world approach. The accompanying DVD contains Visual C# 2010 Express Edition, and the companion Web site contains all the code and exercises from the book. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common tasks Q & As, quizzes, and exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions The companion DVD contains Visual C# 2010 Express Edition - everything you need to get started programming in C#
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Table of contents

Introduction 1



PART I: C# FUNDAMENTALS

Hour 1 The .NET Framework and C# 7

The .NET Framework 7

The C# Language 17

Visual Studio 2010 24

Writing Your First Program 27

Q&A 31

Workshop 32

Hour 2 Understanding C# Types 35

Types 36

Predefined Types 37

Operators 47

Default Values 53

Null and Nullable Types 53

Casting and Conversion 55

Q&A 59

Workshop 60

Hour 3 Understanding Classes and Objects the C# Way 63

Object-Oriented Programming 64

Component-Oriented Programming 65

Classes in C# 65

Scope and Declaration Space 66

Nested Classes 85

Partial Classes 86

Static Classes 86

Object Initializers 88

Q&A 89

Workshop 90

Hour 4 Inheritance, Interfaces, and Abstract Classes 93

Inheritance and Polymorphism 93

Abstract Classes and Members 103

Interfaces 105

Q&A 109

Workshop 111

Hour 5 Creating Enumerated Types and Structures 113

Enumerated Types 114

Structures 119

Q&A 127

Workshop 127

Hour 6 Events and Event Handling 131

Understanding Events 132

Subscribing and Unsubscribing 132

Publishing an Event 136

Raising an Event 139

Q&A 141

Workshop 142



PART II: PROGRAMMING IN C#

Hour 7 Controlling Program Flow 147

Selection Statements 148

Iteration Statements 153

Jump Statements 159

Q&A 162

Workshop 163

Hour 8 Using Strings and Regular Expressions 167

Strings 168

Mutable Strings Using StringBuilder 177

Type Formatting 178

Regular Expressions 187

Q&A 190

Workshop 191

Hour 9 Working with Arrays and Collections 195

Arrays 196

Indexers 200

Generic Collections 203

Collection Initializers 217

Collection Interfaces 219

Enumerable Objects and Iterators 220

Q&A 223

Workshop 224

Hour 10 Handling Errors Using Exceptions 227

Understanding Exceptions 228

Throwing Exceptions 231

Handling Exceptions 232

Rethrowing Caught Exceptions 239

Overflow and Integer Arithmetic 241

Q&A 243

Workshop 243

Hour 11 Understanding Generics 245

Why You Should Use Generics 246

Using Generic Methods 253

Creating Generic Classes 254

Combining Generics and Arrays 257

Working with Tuples 261

Q&A 263

Workshop 264

Hour 12 Understanding Query Expressions 267

Introducing LINQ 268

Standard Query Operator Methods 279

Lambdas 280

Deferred Execution 283

Q&A 284

Workshop 285



PART III: WORKING WITH DATA

Hour 13 Using Files and Streams 289

Files and Directories 290

Reading and Writing Data 300

Q&A 307

Workshop 308

Hour 14 Working with XML 311

Understanding the XML DOM 312

Using LINQ to XML 313

Selecting and Querying XML 319

Modifying XML 323

Q&A 326

Workshop 326

Hour 15 Working with Databases 329

Understanding ADO.NET 330

Understanding LINQ to ADO.NET 333

Q&A 342

Workshop 343



PART IV: BUILDING AN APPLICATION USING VISUAL STUDIO

Hour 16 Debugging in Visual Studio 347

Commenting Your Code 348

Compiler and Runtime Errors 349

Debugging in Visual Studio 350

Visualizing Data 359

Q&A 361

Workshop 361

Hour 17 Building a Windows Application 363

Understanding WPF 364

Creating a WPF Application 370

Styling the Layout 379

Q&A 382

Workshop 382

Hour 18 Using Data Binding and Validation 385

Understanding Data Binding 386

Converting Data 390

Binding to Collections 395

Working with Data Templates 399

Validating Data 400

Q&A 404

Workshop 405

Hour 19 Building a Web Application 407

Understanding Web Application Architecture 408

Working with ASP.NET 408

Creating a Web Application 411

Understanding Data Validation 420

Q&A 423

Workshop 424



PART V: DIVING DEEPER

Hour 20 Programming with Attributes 427

Understanding Attributes 428

Working with the Common Attributes 430

Using Custom Attributes 433

Accessing Attributes at Runtime 434

Q&A 436

Workshop 436

Hour 21 Dynamic Types and Language Interoperability 439

Using Dynamic Types 439

Understanding the DLR 444

Interoperating with COM 447

Reflection Interoperability 448

Q&A 449

Workshop 450

Hour 22 Memory Organization and Garbage Collection 451

Memory Organization 452

Garbage Collection 452

Understanding IDisposable 453

Using the Dispose Pattern 455

Declaring and Using Finalizers 456

Q&A 458

Workshop 459

Hour 23 Understanding Threads, Concurrency, and Parallelism 461

Understanding Threads and Threading 462

Concurrency and Synchronization 463

Understanding the Task Parallel Library 467

Working with Parallel LINQ (PLINQ) 472

Potential Pitfalls 473

Q&A 475

Workshop 476

Hour 24 Next Steps: Silverlight, PowerShell, and Entity Framework 479

Understanding the Entity Framework 479

Introducing PowerShell 482

Silverlight 483

Index 485
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Review quote

"The Teach Yourself in 24 Hours series of books from Sams has been a staple of anyone wanting to quickly come up-to-speed on a new technology. This book is not just a simple refresh of last year's book, Scott has written it from the ground up for the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 release. From the C# type system, to events and data, from ASP.NET Web to WPF Windows applications, Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours will provide any developer new to the C# language a great foundation to build upon."

-Shawn Weisfeld, Microsoft Visual C# MVP



"The key to learning software development is to have a great foundation. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn C# from the beginning, or just brush up on its features. Scott Dorman brings a very knowledgeable, yet casual approach to his book that anyone with the desire to learn to program in .NET can be inspired by. I found a few gems that will enhance my future programming projects."

-Chris "Woody" Woodruff, Co-Host of Deep Fried Bytes Podcast



"This book is an excellent resource for anyone who is learning C# for the first time, migrating from Visual Basic, or catching up on the latest features of C#. It is full of information and should be on the desks of any developer who is becoming familiar with C# 2010."

-Jeff Julian, Managing Partner, AJI Software, Founder of GeeksWithBlogs.NET



"Scott Dorman has written an excellent reference book that not only covers the basic fundamentals of .NET 4.0 C# development, but also includes instruction and guidance on the finer points of advanced C# and development with Visual Studio 2010. The book is written in a clear and concise manner, with liberal usage of `Did You Know,' `By the Way,' and `Watch Out!' sidebars that help provide the reader with informative `sign posts' along their journey for re-enforcing key concepts, best practices, and anti-patterns. These invaluable sign posts really help to `bring-it-home' to the reader with Scott's real-world commentary about why certain topics are critical in the overall understanding and use of the C# language and associated constructs. Whether you are a novice, intermediate, or professional developer, this book will certainly become a very handy, well-thumbed, desk reference for today's highly productive .NET 4.0 C# developer."

-Jeff Barnes, Architect Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation



"This book covers all the bases, from the C# language, through the frameworks you'll use it with and the tools you need to be productive. The best way to learn is to do, and there is no shortage of doing here."

-Chris Burrows, C# Compiler Team, Microsoft Corporation



"Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours gives you the jump start you need to be productive quickly. I found the book extremely clear to follow and laid out logically hour by hour to flow you through related topics. From novices to C# veterans, this book gives you all you need to understand all that is new in the 2010 release."

-Richard Jones, Microsoft MVP
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About Scott J. Dorman

Scott Dorman has been designated by Microsoft as a C# Most Valued Professional in recognition for his many contributions to the C# community. He has been working with computers professionally since 1993, and with .NET and C# since 2001. Currently, Scott's primary focus is developing commercial software applications using Microsoft .NET technologies. Scott runs a software architecture focused user group, speaks extensively, including at Microsoft TechEd and community sponsored code camps, and contributes regularly to online communities such as The Code Project and StackOverflow. Scott maintains a .NET Framework and C# focused blog at http://geekswithblogs.com/sdorman.
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