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This book provides in-depth examination of the C# language as used in .NET development for both .NET 1.1 and 2.0. Developers migrating to C# will find this a quick and easy-to-use reference, and new programmers will take home deeper understanding of the concepts needed to apply C# to real-world programming needs. This is the type of book you'll never want to be without, providing essential guidance to using C# for accomplishing real-world tasks in technologies including COM Interop, I/O, Directory Services, ADO.NET, networking, threading, debugging, Remoting, Web Services, and ASP.NET.

This book also covers featuresnew toC# 2.0, such as Generics, Anonymous Methods, Iterators, and new methods of exising Framework classes. Becoming familiar with these concepts will be an advantage to any C# developer making the leap from 1.1 to 2.0.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590592700
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/30/2003
  • Series: The Expert's Voice Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory S. MacBeth is employed by Microsoft Corporation as a solution integration engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he helps customers realize the potential of Microsoft products. He specifically aids customers in resolving complex problems where multiple products are involved. In addition, he often assists customers in developing first-class software using C# and .NET. He holds MCAD, MCSD (.NET and VS 6), MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, N+, and A+ certifications.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Pt. 1 C# Language Basics 1
Ch. 1 Common Type System 3
Ch. 2 Expressions and Operators 29
Ch. 3 Structs, Enums, Arrays, and Collections 45
Ch. 4 Program Control 65
Ch. 5 Building Your Own Classes 77
Ch. 6 Strings 105
Ch. 7 Memory Management 121
Ch. 8 Delegates, Events, and Namespaces 131
Ch. 9 Exception Handling and Application Domains 141
Pt. 2 Common Tasks 149
Ch. 10 COM and .NET Interoperability 151
Ch. 11 Files and Streams 193
Ch. 12 Active Directory 213
Ch. 13 ADO.NET 229
Ch. 14 Networking and WWW Connections 259
Ch. 15 Threading 269
Ch. 16 Debugging 289
Ch. 17 Remoting 353
Ch. 18 Web Services 397
Ch. 19 Office Integration 407
Ch. 20 Windows Forms 423
Pt. 3 ASP.NET 439
Ch. 21 HTML Basics 441
Ch. 22 XML 465
Ch. 23 ASP.NET 473
Pt. 4 Appendixes 499
App. A C# Tools and Resources 501
App. B Exam 70-315 503
App. C Exam 70-316 525
Index 541
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