Pro Visual C++/CLI and the .NET 2.0 Platform / Edition 2

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This book explains how to write .NET 2.0 applications and services. It provides you with a clean slate, erasing the need for developing the COM, DCOM, COM+, or ActiveX components that used to be a necessity. Instead, you’ll learn how to write .NET applications using C++/CLI.

This book is based on its highly successful predecessor, and bridges the gap between classic C++ and C++/CLI. Furthermore, this edition is based on the newest version of Visual Studio .NET (2005) and .NET 2.0. All topic areas include specific code examples. By the end of the book, you will be proficient in developing .NET applications and services for both the Windows desktop and the Web.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590596401
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 1/4/2006
  • Series: Expert's Voice In . Net Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 1.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

strongStephen R.G. Fraser/strong has over 15 years of information technology experience working for a number of consulting companies, ranging from the large consulting firms of Electronic Data Systems and Andersen Consulting (Accenture) to a number of smaller e-business companies. His IT experience covers all aspects of application and web development and management, ranging from initial concept all the way through to deployment. Stephen resides with his beautiful wife, Sarah, and daughter, Shaina, in the Silicon Valley.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The C++/CLI language
Ch. 1 Overview of the .NET framework 3
Ch. 2 C++/CLI basics 27
Ch. 3 Object-oriented C++/CLI 85
Ch. 4 Advanced C++/CLI 139
Pt. 2 .NET framework development in C++/CLI
Ch. 5 The .NET framework class library 193
Ch. 6 Integrated XML documentation 217
Ch. 7 Collections 241
Ch. 8 Input, output, and serialization 279
Ch. 9 Basic Windows forms applications 309
Ch. 10 Advanced Windows forms applications 377
Ch. 11 Graphics using GDI+ 445
Ch. 12 ADO.NET and database development 515
Ch. 13 XML 559
Ch. 14 Windows services 605
Ch. 15 Web services 635
Ch. 16 Multithreaded programming 661
Ch. 17 Network programming 695
Ch. 18 Assembly programming 729
Ch. 19 Security 775
Pt. 3 Unsafe/unmanaged C++/CLI
Ch. 20 Unsafe C++ .NET programming 805
Ch. 21 Advanced unsafe or unmanaged C++ .NET programming 825
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2006

    A note from the author

    I'm quite proud of this book (Okay the 5 stars might be a tad biased)... Though my new hardcover book is physically 60 pages shorter than the previous version, don't be fooled. The type set used for the book is considerably more condensed and if the original fonts had been used the book would run well over 200 pages more than its predecessor. It contains 6 new chapters covering the topics: * Integrated XML Documentation * Windows Services * Network Programming * Security * Unsafe C++ .NET Programming * Advanced Unsafe C++ .NET Programming (PInvoke, Interop and Data Marshaling) Not only are there these 6 additional chapters, the first four chapters were almost completely rewritten. Also due to the changes made from Managed C++ to C++/CLI, every example in the book had to be rewritten. The only thing I regret about the book is that I had to remove the chapter on creating Web applications but there really wasn't much I could do about it as it can no longer be done. (I'm hoping someone will prove me wrong and submit an article to this book's support site showing how to do it.) For those of you who end up buying the book thank you and I hope you get as much out of it as I put into creating it. Stephen R. G. Fraser

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