Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2008: The Language

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Overview

Get the in-depth reference and pragmatic, real-world insights you need to exploit the enhanced language features and core capabilities in Visual C# 2008. Programming expert Donis Marshall deftly helps you build your proficiency with language features such as classes, structs, and other fundamentals, and helps you advance your expertise with more-advanced topics such as debugging, threading, and memory management. Combining an incisive reference with code samples and best practices, this developer reference focuses on details of the C# language you need to build innovative solutions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735625402
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/8/2008
  • Edition description: 2008 ed.
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Donis Marshall has over 20 years of experience in designing and building enterprise software utilizing Microsoft technologies for leading companies across industry segments. He is an endorsed trainer for Microsoft Global Learning Services, and has been training Microsoft developers and engineers for many years. Donis is the author of the Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2005, Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2008, and Solid Code, published by Microsoft Press.

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Table of Contents

Praise for Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2005: The Language (Microsoft Press);
Acknowledgments;
Chapter 1: Introduction;
1.1 Who Is This Book For?;
1.2 Organization of This Book;
1.3 System Requirements;
1.4 Technology Updates;
Part I: Core Language;
Chapter 1: Introduction to Microsoft Visual C# Programming;
2.1 A Demonstration of Visual C# 2008;
2.2 Common Elements in Visual C# 2008;
2.3 C# Core Language Features;
2.4 Types;
Chapter 2: Types;
3.1 Classes;
3.2 Structures;
3.3 Enumeration;
3.4 Equivalence versus Identity;
3.5 Class Refinement;
Chapter 3: Inheritance;
4.1 Inheritance Example;
4.2 System.Object;
4.3 Employee Class;
4.4 Implementing Inheritance;
4.5 Overriding Inherited Behavior;
4.6 The new Modifier;
4.7 Abstract Classes;
4.8 Sealed Classes;
4.9 Constructors and Destructors;
4.10 Interfaces;
4.11 Polymorphism;
4.12 Casting;
4.13 Attribute Inheritance;
4.14 Visual Studio 2008;
Part II: Core Skills;
Chapter 4: Introduction to Visual Studio 2008;
5.1 Migrating to Visual Studio 2008;
5.2 Integrated Development Environment;
5.3 Class Hierarchies;
5.4 Code Editor;
5.5 Code Snippets;
5.6 Refactoring;
5.7 Building and Deployment;
5.8 Arrays and Collections;
Chapter 5: Arrays and Collections;
6.1 Arrays;
6.2 Collections;
6.3 LINQ;
Chapter 6: Introduction to LINQ;
7.1 C# Extensions;
7.2 LINQ Essentials;
7.3 LINQ to Objects;
7.4 LINQ Operators;
7.5 Generics;
Chapter 7: Generics;
8.1 Generic Types;
8.2 Generic Methods;
8.3 Constraints;
8.4 Casting;
8.5 Inheritance;
8.6 Static Members;
8.7 Enumerators;
Chapter 8: Enumerators;
9.1 Enumerable Objects;
9.2 Generic Enumerators;
9.3 Iterators;
9.4 Operator Overloading;
Part III: More C# Language;
Chapter 9: Operator Overloading;
10.1 Mathematical and Logical Operators;
10.2 Conversion Operators;
10.3 A Practical Example;
10.4 Operator Overloading Internals;
10.5 Delegates and Events;
Chapter 10: Delegates and Events;
11.1 Delegates;
11.2 Anonymous Methods;
11.3 Events;
11.4 LINQ Programming;
Chapter 11: LINQ Programming;
12.1 LINQ to XML;
12.2 LINQ to SQL;
Chapter 12: Exception Handling;
13.1 An Exception Example;
13.2 A Standard Exception Model;
13.3 Structured Exception Handling;
13.4 System.Exception;
13.5 Remote Exceptions;
13.6 Unhandled Exceptions;
13.7 Managing Exceptions in Visual Studio;
13.8 Metadata and Reflection;
Part IV: Debugging;
Chapter 13: Metadata and Reflection;
14.1 Metadata;
14.2 Reflection;
14.3 Reflection and Generics;
14.4 MSIL;
Chapter 14: MSIL Programming;
15.1 "Hello World" Application;
15.2 Evaluation Stack;
15.3 MSIL in Depth;
15.4 Complex Tasks;
15.5 Branching;
15.6 Arrays;
15.7 Arithmetic Instructions;
15.8 Conversion Operations;
15.9 Exception Handling;
15.10 Miscellaneous Operations;
15.11 Process Execution;
15.12 Debugging with Visual Studio 2008;
Chapter 15: Debugging with Visual Studio 2008;
16.1 Debugging Overview;
16.2 Debug Setup;
16.3 Debug Settings;
16.4 Breakpoints;
16.5 Code Stepping;
16.6 Debug Toolbar;
16.7 Data Tips;
16.8 Debug Windows;
16.9 Tracing;
16.10 DebuggerDisplayAttribute;
16.11 DebuggerBrowsableAttribute;
16.12 DebuggerTypeProxyAttribute;
16.13 Dump Files;
16.14 Advanced Debugging;
Chapter 16: Advanced Debugging;
17.1 DebuggableAttribute Attribute;
17.2 Debuggers;
17.3 Managed Debugger (MDbg);
17.4 WinDbg;
17.5 Son of Strike (SOS);
17.6 Dumps;
17.7 Memory Management;
17.8 Threads;
17.9 Exceptions;
17.10 Symbols;
17.11 Memory Management;
Part V: Advanced Features;
Chapter 17: Memory Management;
18.1 Unmanaged Resources;
18.2 Finalizers;
18.3 IDisposable.Dispose;
18.4 Weak Reference;
18.5 The GC Class;
18.6 Unsafe Code;
Chapter 18: Unsafe Code;
19.1 Unsafe Keyword;
19.2 Summary;
About the Author;
Additional Resources for Developers from Microsoft Press;
Visual Basic;
Visual C#;
Web Development;
Data Access;
.NET Framework;
Other Developer Topics;
More Great Developer Resources;
Developer Step by Step;
Developer Reference;
Focused Topics;
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    This book is the must have C# reference...

    This is a great C# reference, and the only one you will ever need. Marshall leaves no stone unturned in this sequel to his previous work. Don't waste money on other titles that claim to teach C#...

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