Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Unleashed

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Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Unleashed is a comprehensive reference and learning guide for the .NET Framework, using C# as the instructional language. The reader will be exposed to everything from low-level information on the Garbage Collector all the way to advanced concepts like creating applications that use Enterprise Services, creating Web Services, and even advanced Windows GUI. This book should act as the definitive source of information for any C# programmer, whether they've been using C# since the original ...

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Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Unleashed is a comprehensive reference and learning guide for the .NET Framework, using C# as the instructional language. The reader will be exposed to everything from low-level information on the Garbage Collector all the way to advanced concepts like creating applications that use Enterprise Services, creating Web Services, and even advanced Windows GUI. This book should act as the definitive source of information for any C# programmer, whether they've been using C# since the original beta or whether they're learning the language and the .NET Framework for the first time. The book's lay-flat design makes it ideal as a desk reference, and the online searching and indexing make it the perfect tool for the developer who needs information quickly. Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Unleashed is a comprehensive reference and learning guide for the .NET Framework, using C# as the instructional language. The reader will be exposed to everything from low-level information on the Garbage Collector all the way to advanced concepts like creating applications that use Enterprise Services, creating Web Services, and even advanced Windows GUI. This book should act as the definitive source of information for any C# programmer, whether they've been using C# since the original beta or whether they're learning the language and the .NET Framework for the first time. The book's lay-flat design makes it ideal as a desk reference, and the online searching and indexing make it the perfect tool for the developer who needs information quickly. A comprehensive reference and learning guide for the .NET Framework, using C# as the instructional language, this work exposes everything from low-level information on the Garbage Collector all the way to advanced concepts like creating applications that use Enterprise Services. Setting the standard for a premium C# reference, Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Unleashed provides practical examples for virtually

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Kevin Hoffman’s Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Unleashed offers a virtually endless cornucopia of C# 2005 techniques, knowledge, and up-to-date sample code.

In roughly 1,000 pages, Hoffman covers practically the entire language, and much of the surrounding .NET 2.0 platform: from basic C# syntax to objects and generics, I/O to multithreading, data access to cryptography, web services to remoting.

Events, delegates, XML, security, code optimization: They’re all here. You’ll find especially strong coverage of ASP.NET 2.0: nine chapters' worth, covering everything from master pages to Web Parts; even creating custom providers and developing new ASP.NET controls. In an equally extensive section on Windows Forms development, Hoffman offers especially useful coverage of Visual Studio 2005’s ClickOnce, which lets you create powerful client applications that are as easy to deploy and update as web pages are. Bill Camarda, from the June 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672327766
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Series: Unleashed Series
  • Pages: 692
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Hoffman has been programming since he was 10 years old. His grandfather repaired an old Commodore VIC-20 that someone had thrown away. Armed with his wirebound BASIC programming manual, a VIC-20 and "slowed" floppy drive from a Commodore 64, he was already creating text-based roleplaying games. He went on to learn just about every programming language he could find, including Pascal, C, C++, Delphi, Scheme, LISP, ASA, Perl, and many others. After learning all the languages he could find, he finally found C#, his Holy Grail of programming languages, and has been addicted to programming with C# on the .NET Framework ever since.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to C# 2.0 5
2 Expressions and control structures 15
3 Strings and regular expressions 23
4 Arrays and collections 33
5 Object-oriented programming in C# 51
6 Introduction to generics 65
7 I/O and persistence 77
8 Working with XML 91
9 Events and delegates 103
10 Multithreaded programming 121
11 Reflection fundamentals 141
12 Assemblies and AppDomains 155
13 COM and windows interoperability 169
14 Code access security 181
15 Cryptography and data protection 193
16 Optimizing your .NET 2.0 code 207
17 ADO.NET fundamentals 219
18 Advanced ADO.NET techniques 237
19 Working with ADO.NET data providers 251
20 Strongly typed DataSets 263
21 Programming with SQL Server 2005 279
22 Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0 and Web forms 299
23 State management in ASP-NET 2.0 325
24 Using master pages 347
25 ASP.NET personalization and customization 359
26 Introduction to Web parts 375
27 Building rich, data-driven Web applications 395
28 Securing your ASP.NET applications 407
29 Creating custom ASP.NET providers 427
30 Development ASP.NET controls 459
31 ASP.NET management and monitoring 473
32 Exposing functionality with Web services 489
33 Advanced Web services programming 503
34 Introduction to Windows Forms 2.0 519
35 The Windows Forms control library 531
36 Advanced user interface progamming 549
37 Data binding with Windows Forms 2.0 563
38 Developing smart clients 587
39 Deploying applications using ClickOnce 603
40 Using Enterprise services 619
41 Remoting 637
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2006

    integrate C# with other Microsoft products

    Hoffman's book is not so much about teaching the basics of C#. But more about the support infrastructure that Microsoft has built about it. What it terms the .NET Framework. To be sure, some early chapters discuss what is inherently in C#, like the syntax of conditional statements or of string manipulation. The former is essentially what you could have read in a Fortran text of the late 60s. The if-else is so fundamental that all major subsequent languages have copied its syntax. The string functions match those in Java. Ditto for the sections on collection classes. But the bulk of the book goes deeply into .NET. Higher value-added functionality for C# coders. Easy read and write of XML files. Part of Microsoft's big push into standardising on XML for a lot of data interchanging. Nowadays, reading and writing of XML should be considered a default ability of a current language. C#'s features here just match those of Java, for example. More importantly, the .NET Framework also includes abilities that are intrinsically specific to Microsoft. Like being able to use COM objects within a C# program. There is certainly no equivalent default ability in the standard Java distributions. Another worthy case involves tying C# to Microsoft's SQL Server, with such things as stronger means of doing database transactions. Or hooking C# to a web server with ASP.NET. For this, the newest feature seems to be Web Parts, which let the programmer easily mix shared data and data specific to that user viewing the web page. All of these play to Microsoft's strengths in comprehensive integration of its products.

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