C# 3.0 in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference [NOOK Book]

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This is a concise yet thorough reference to C# 3.0 programming as implemented in Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008. C# 3.0 in a Nutshell gets right to the point, covering the essentials of language syntax and usage as well as the parts of the .NET base class libraries you need to build working applications. But unlike earlier editions, this book is now organized entirely around concepts and use cases, providing greater depth and readability.

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C# 3.0 in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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Overview

This is a concise yet thorough reference to C# 3.0 programming as implemented in Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008. C# 3.0 in a Nutshell gets right to the point, covering the essentials of language syntax and usage as well as the parts of the .NET base class libraries you need to build working applications. But unlike earlier editions, this book is now organized entirely around concepts and use cases, providing greater depth and readability.

C# 3.0 introduces the most significant enhancements yet to the programming language, and C# 3.0 in a Nutshell delves deep into the subject while assuming minimal prior knowledge of C#-making it accessible to anyone with a reasonable background in programming. In addition to the language, the book covers the .NET CLR and the core Framework assemblies, along with the unified querying syntax called Language Integrated Query (LINQ), which bridges the traditional divide between programs and their data sources.

Free of clutter and long introductions, this book provides a map of C# 3.0 knowledge in a succinct and unified style:

  • Opening chapters concentrate purely on C#, starting with the basics of syntax, types and variables, and finishing with advanced topics such as unsafe code and preprocessor directives


  • Later chapters cover the core .NET 3.5 Framework, including such topics as LINQ, XML, collections, I/O and networking, memory management, reflection, attributes, security, threading, application domains and native interoperability


Designed as a handbook for daily use, C# 3.0 in a Nutshell is an ideal companion to any of the vast array of books that focus on an applied technology such as WPF, ASP.NET, or WCF. The areas of the language and .NET Framework that such books omit, this one covers in detail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596551490
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/26/2007
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 864
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Albahari is the developer of LINQPad (http://www.linqpad.net/) and other C# tools, and he writes about C# at www.albahari.com/nutshell/. He is the former core C# design architect at Egton Services and coauthor of the fourth edition of C# in a Nutshell. He has been developing large-scale enterprise applications for more than 17 years.

Ben Albahari is a former Program Manager at Microsoft, where he worked on several projects, including the .NET Compact Framework and ADO.NET. He was the cofounder of Genamics, a provider of tools for C# and J++ programmers, as well as software for DNA and protein sequence analysis. He is a coauthor of C# Essentials, the first C# book from O'Reilly, and of previous editions of C# in a Nutshell. He is the founder of TakeOnIt, a website for comparing opinions of experts, leaders and organizations

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introducing C# and the .NET Framework

Chapter 2: C# Language Basics

Chapter 3: Creating Types in C#

Chapter 4: Advanced C#

Chapter 5: Framework Overview

Chapter 6: Framework Fundamentals

Chapter 7: Collections

Chapter 8: LINQ Queries

Chapter 9: LINQ Operators

Chapter 10: LINQ to XML

Chapter 11: Other XML Technologies

Chapter 12: Disposal and Garbage Collection

Chapter 13: Streams and I/O

Chapter 14: Networking

Chapter 15: Serialization

Chapter 16: Assemblies

Chapter 17: Reflection and Metadata

Chapter 18: Security

Chapter 19: Threading

Chapter 20: Asynchronous Methods

Chapter 21: Application Domains

Chapter 22: Integrating with Native DLLs

Chapter 23: Diagnostics

Chapter 24: Regular Expressions

Appendix A: C# Keywords

Appendix B: Namespace-to-Assembly Reference

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  • Posted April 22, 2009

    Solid C# Reference Book

    Own both this book and C# 3.0 Pocket Reference by the same authors. Pocket Reference is a great little book, it is short on detail and in depth information on the subject. In the Pocket Reference that is fine, but for more detail and in depth information C# 3.0 in a Nutshell is a good quality book. It is not one of the books that I have read cover to cover, but C# in a Nutshell is one of the first books I pull off the book shelf when I need to look up a concept. As stated in the title, it is a reference book and does that job very well. If the reader has a background in programming and just needs a reference book on C# concepts this is a solid book.

    As one reviewer stated the book does have excess material which is not directly related to C#. That doesn't mean the information isn't important or valuable to anyone writing C# code.

    If you want a quick overview of a concept and a peak at a code example, the Pocket Reference will do. If on the other hand you want a better understanding of the concept, choose C# In a Nutshell.

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