Programming C# 5.0: Building Windows 8, Web, and Desktop Applications for the .NET 4.5 Framework

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After a dozen years of incremental changes, C# has become one of the most versatile programming languages available. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn just how powerful the combination of C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5 can be. Author Ian Griffiths guides you through C# 5.0 fundamentals and teaches you techniques for building web and desktop applications, including Windows 8-style apps.

Completely rewritten for experienced programmers, this book provides many code examples to help...

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Overview

After a dozen years of incremental changes, C# has become one of the most versatile programming languages available. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn just how powerful the combination of C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5 can be. Author Ian Griffiths guides you through C# 5.0 fundamentals and teaches you techniques for building web and desktop applications, including Windows 8-style apps.

Completely rewritten for experienced programmers, this book provides many code examples to help you work with the nuts and bolts of C# code, such as generics, dynamic typing, and the new asynchronous programming features. You’ll also get up to speed on XAML, ASP.NET, LINQ, and other .NET tools.

  • Discover how C# supports fundamental coding features such as classes, other custom types, collections, and error handling
  • Understand the differences between dynamic and static typing in C#
  • Query and process diverse data sources such as in-memory object models, databases, and XML documents with LINQ
  • Use .NET’s multithreading features to exploit your computer’s parallel processing capabilities
  • Learn how the new asynchronous language features can help improve application responsiveness and scalability
  • Use XAML to create Windows 8-style, phone, and classic desktop applications
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449320416
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 886
  • Sales rank: 684,901
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Griffiths is an independent WPF consultant, developer, speaker and Pluralsight instructor and a widely recognized expert on the subject. He lives in London but can often be found on various developer mailing lists and newsgroups, where a popular sport is to see who can get him to write the longest email in reply to the shortest possible question. Ian maintains a popular blog at http://www.interact-sw.co.uk/iangblog/ and is co-author of "Windows Forms in a Nutshell" and of "Mastering Visual Studio .NET".

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introducing C#
  • Chapter 2: Basic Coding in C#
  • Chapter 3: Types
  • Chapter 4: Generics
  • Chapter 5: Collections
  • Chapter 6: Inheritance
  • Chapter 7: Object Lifetime
  • Chapter 8: Exceptions
  • Chapter 9: Delegates, Lambdas, and Events
  • Chapter 10: LINQ
  • Chapter 11: Reactive Extensions
  • Chapter 12: Assemblies
  • Chapter 13: Reflection
  • Chapter 14: Dynamic Typing
  • Chapter 15: Attributes
  • Chapter 16: Files and Streams
  • Chapter 17: Multithreading
  • Chapter 18: Asynchronous Language Features
  • Chapter 19: XAML
  • Chapter 20: ASP.NET
  • Chapter 21: Interoperability
  • Colophon

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