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Teach yourself Visual C# 2005 fundamentals—one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the guidance you need to start creating programs and components in C#!

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Teach yourself Visual C# 2005 fundamentals—one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the guidance you need to start creating programs and components in C#!

Discover how to:

  • Work in the Visual Studio 2005 development environment
  • Declare variables, call methods, and create operators
  • Construct statements to selectively or repeatedly run your code
  • Catch and handle exception errors
  • Use object-oriented concepts to declare classes and objects
  • Write destructors to clean up unneeded code and help manage resources
  • Create reusable components, such as properties, indexers, and events
  • Define types and parameters for generics and generalized classes
  • Use Windows Forms to create user interfaces complete with user controls
  • Access data sources using Microsoft ADO.NET
  • Construct Web Forms that display large volumes of data
  • Validate user input with Microsoft ASP.NET controls
  • Write, test, and deploy Web services

CD features all practice exercises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735621299
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2005
  • Series: Step by Step Developer Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Meet the Author

John Sharp is a principal technologist at Content Master, part of CM Group Ltd, a technical authoring and consulting company. An expert on developing applications with the Microsoft .NET Framework and interoperability issues, John has produced numerous tutorials, white papers, and presentations on distributed systems, Web services, and the C# language. He is the author of several popular books, including Microsoft Windows® Communication Foundation Step By Step and Microsoft Visual C# Step By Step.

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Table of Contents



Part I: Introducing Microsoft Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Chapter 1: Welcome to C#

Chapter 2: Working with Variables, Operators, and Expressions

Chapter 3: Writing Methods and Applying Scope

Chapter 4: Using Decision Statements

Chapter 5: Using Compound Assignment and Iteration Statements

Chapter 6: Managing Errors and Exceptions

Part II: Understanding the C# Language

Chapter 7: Creating and Managing Classes and Objects

Chapter 8: Understanding Values and References

Chapter 9: Creating Value Types with Enumerations and Structs

Chapter 10: Using Arrays and Collections

Chapter 11: Understanding Parameter Arrays

Chapter 12: Working with Inheritance

Chapter 13: Using Garbage Collection and Resource Management

Part III: Creating Components

Chapter 14: Implementing Properties to Access Attributes

Chapter 15: Using Indexers

Chapter 16: Delegates and Events

Chapter 17: Introducing Generics

Chapter 18: Enumerating Collections

Chapter 19: Operator Overloading

Part IV: Working with Windows Applications

Chapter 20: Introducing Windows Forms

Chapter 21: Working with Menus and Dialog Boxes

Chapter 22: Performing Validation

Part V: Managing Data

Chapter 23: Using a Database

Chapter 24: Working with Data Binding and DataSets

Part VI: Building Web Applications

Chapter 25: Introducing ASP.NET

Chapter 26: Understanding Web Forms Validation Controls

Chapter 27: Securing a Web Site and Accessing Data with Web Forms

Chapter 28: Creating and Using a Web Service

Appendix : About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    this book is very disappointing

    I have to say that this book offers good coding examples,but there are so many errors in this book. When I would follow the step by step coding,and put the codes in applications that are already developed by the Microsoft.NET Framework, alot of the applications wouldn't run correctly. I am very disapointed in this book, and I expected this book to be better since its written by one of Microsoft's best developers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2006

    Great help for beginners

    This book is definitely to be recommended for people new to this language, or to object oriented programming. It is also a great help for people that already have used C# in the .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1. The examples are very useful and very well explained. I highly recommend buying this book.

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