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"C# and the .NET Platform", Second Edition starts with a brief overview of the C# language and then quickly moves to key technical and architectural issues for .NET developers. Not only is there extensive coverage of the .NET Framework, but Andrew Troelsen also shows programmers what they need to know about such necessary, but subtle, areas as the proper use of threads and how to leverage the new .NET remoting protocol. Readers will also see how to use C# for GUI applications with a complete discussion of Windows Forms, custom controls, and GDI+.

There are equally useful discussions on how to use C# and .NET for Web development, Web services, and data access using ADO.NET. From Windows-based to Web-based applications, it's all here. There are detailed discussions of every aspect of .NET development and useful examples with no toy code(.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590590553
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/5/2003
  • Series: Intertech Instructor Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 2.36 (d)

Meet 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 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 AndrewTroelsen.blogspot.com.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Pt. 1 Introducing C# and the .NET Platform 1
Ch. 1 The Philosophy of .NET 3
Ch. 2 Building C# Applications 43
Pt. 2 The C# Programming Language 91
Ch. 3 C# Language Fundamentals 93
Ch. 4 Object-Oriented Programming with C# 179
Ch. 5 Exceptions and Object Lifetime 231
Ch. 6 Interfaces and Collections 273
Ch. 7 Callback, Interfaces, Delegates, and Events 321
Ch. 8 Advanced C# Type Construction Techniques 355
Pt. 3 Programming with .NET Assemblies 393
Ch. 9 Understanding .NET Assemblies 395
Ch. 10 Processes, AppDomains, Contexts, and Threads 451
Ch. 11 Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attribute-Based Programming 499
Pt. 4 Leveraging the .NET Libraries 537
Ch. 12 Object Serialization and the .NET Remoting Layer 539
Ch. 13 Building a Better Window (Introducing Windows Forms) 607
Ch. 14 Better Painting Framework (GDI+) 671
Ch. 15 Programming with Windows Forms Controls 743
Ch. 16 The System.IO Namespace 805
Ch. 17 Data Access with ADO.NET 843
Pt. 5 Web Applications and XML Web Services 933
Ch. 18 ASP.NET Web Pages and Web Controls 935
Ch. 19 ASP.NET Web Applications 1023
Ch. 20 XML Web Services 1059
Index 1107
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2005

    Great Reference

    This book is one of the best C# books out there. It's not something I suggest you read from cover to cover, it's very useful as a reference. It covers all the needed material and even teaches you multiple ways of doing the same thing. I used this book and 'ASP.NET 1.1 in C#' together last night (until 6am) to finish a project. I would still be working on it (or surfing useless webpages) if I didn't have the assistance of these books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2004

    Great book on much of .NET and C#

    I used this book in my graduate thesis research as well as countless times in implementing my related C# Windows Forms and Web Forms project. Coverage of some of its topics is as follows (5 star max): 1) Win Forms 4.5 stars 2) ASP.NET / Web Forms 3 stars 3) .NET XML Web Services 5 stars 4) C# programming 4.5 stars 5) GDI+ 4.5 stars (given this rating because relative to other books out there, this is only general .NET / C# ref. that says much in any detail at all regarding GDI+) - Highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2003

    Excellent book.

    If you are a C++ programmer, this is the best book for an in depth introduction to C#.

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