Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition, Updated

  • 26h 18m
  • Andrew Troelsen
  • Apress
  • 2010

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.

What you’ll learn

  • Be the first to understand the .NET 4 platform and Visual C# 2010.
  • Discover the ins and outs of the leading .NET technology.
  • Learn from an award-winning author who has been teaching the .NET world since version 1.0.
  • Find complete coverage of the WPF, WCF, and WF foundations that support the core .NET platform.

About the Author

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 now 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.

In this Book

  • 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 Programming
  • 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 4.0
  • 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 Themes
  • ASP.NET State Management Techniques