C# 4.0 The Complete Reference / Edition 1

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Overview

The Definitive Guide to C#

“From using LINQ to covariance and from string formatting to optional arguments, Herb’s update covers all you need to know about using real-world C# 4.0.” ─Michael Howard, Microsoft Corporation

Bestselling author Herb Schildt has updated and expanded his classic programming reference to cover C# 4.0—the latest release of this powerful, feature-rich language. Using carefully crafted explanations, insider tips, and hundreds of examples, C# 4.0: The Complete Reference offers in-depth details on all aspects of C#, including keywords, syntax, and core libraries. New C# 4.0 features, such as named and optional arguments, the dynamic type, expanded covariance and contravariance capabilities, and support for parallel programming with the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and PLINQ are also discussed.

Perfect for beginners and professional C# programmers alike, this expert resource is written in the clear, crisp, uncompromising style that has made Herb the choice of millions worldwide. Begin mastering C# 4.0 today with help from this authoritative volume!

Coverage includes:

  • Data types and operators
  • Control statements
  • Classes and objects
  • Constructors, destructors, and methods
  • Interfaces, arrays, enumerations, and structures
  • Method and operator overloading
  • Inheritance and virtual methods
  • Reflection and runtime type ID
  • Exception handling
  • Delegates, properties, events, and indexers
  • Attributes
  • Multithreading and the Task Parallel Library
  • Generics
  • LINQ and PLINQ
  • Lambda expressions
  • Anonymous types
  • Extension methods
  • Named and optional arguments
  • Implicitly typed variables
  • I/O, networking, and collections
  • The preprocessor and much, much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071741163
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Series: Complete Reference Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 976
  • Sales rank: 254,746
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Schildt is a leading authority on C#, C++, C, and Java. His programming books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into all major languages. Herb is the author of numerous bestsellers, including Java: The Complete Reference, C++: The Complete Reference, C: The Complete Reference; and Java: a Beginner's Guide. Find out more at www.HerbSchildt.com.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The C# Language; Chapter 1. The Creation of C#; Chapter 2. An Overview of C#; Chapter 3. Data Types, Literals, and Variables; Chapter 4. Operators; Chapter 5. Program Control Statements; Chapter 6. Introducing Classes and Objects; Chapter 7. Arrays and Strings; Chapter 8. A Closer Look at Methods and Classes; Chapter 9. Operator Overloading; Chapter 10. Indexers and Properties; Chapter 11. Inheritance; Chapter 12. Interfaces, Structures, and Enumerations; Chapter 13. Exception Handling; Chapter 14. Using I/O; Chapter 15. Delegates, Events and Lambda Expressions; Chapter 16. Namespaces, the Preprocessor, and Assemblies; Chapter 17. Runtime Type ID, Reflection, and Attributes; Chapter 18. Generics; Chapter 19. LINQ; Chapter 20: Unsafe code, Pointers, Nullable Types, Dynamic Types, and Miscellaneous Topics; Part II: Exploring the C# Library; Chapter 21. Exploring the System Namespace; Chapter 22. Strings and Formatting; Chapter 23. Multithreaded Programming, Part One; Chapter 24. Multithreading Part Two: Exploring the Task Parallel Library and PLINQ; Chapter 25. Collections, Enumerators, and Iterators; Chapter 26. Networking Through the Internet Using System.Net; Appendix A. Documentation Comment Quick Reference; Index

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