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C# 2008 Programmer's Reference Paperback – November 3, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470285817 ISBN-10: 0470285818

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (November 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470285818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470285817
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,082,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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C# 2008 Programmer's Reference

The 2008 version of C# comes with the .NET Framework and boasts many new features that make it even more intuitive and powerful than previous iterations. Offering you a complete reference on the new 2008 release, this authoritative book is essential reading—no matter your level of experience.

You'll learn the C# language fundamentals and application development using C# as you gradually master the complex array of new language options and parameters that C# 2008 offers. Plus, you'll discover how to find the right options for best programming practices and results. Code examples help illustrate each concept, while chapters independent of one another allow you to jump to specific areas of interest. Valuable appendices cover the list of C# keywords, the .NET class libraries, and document generation using the Sandcastle utility. With this ideal resource and reference by your side, you'll come to understand the features that make C# 2008 a more powerful programming language than ever before.

What you will learn from this book

  • The fundamentals of the C# language and object-oriented programming

  • Different types of inheritance and how it enables code reuse

  • How you can use generics to enhance efficiency and type-safety in your applications

  • Ways to use LINQ queries for data retrieval

  • Techniques for writing multithreaded applications using the Thread class in the .NET Framework

  • Methods for using the C# language to build Windows, Web and Windows Mobile applications

  • How to build Windows Communication Foundation services and understand the theories behind them

  • How to build RIA applications using Silverlight 1.0 and 2

Who this book is for
This book is for C# developers of all levels of experience who are looking for a comprehensive overview of the language.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.

About the Author

Wei - Meng Lee, Microsoft MVP, is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions ( www.learn2develop.net ), a technology company specializing in hands - on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies.
Wei - Meng writes extensively for online publications such as DevX.com and the O’Reilly Network and magazines such as CoDe Magazine and asp.netPRO magazine on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. He is also the author of Professional Windows Vista Gadgets Programming (Wrox) and Practical .NET 2.0 Networking Projects (Apress).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By NY on October 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
Initially, I did not like the book as I was using it as a reference like a dictionary. But once I started reading it by the page sequence, I started to see the progression of the topics. It is a straightforward C# book that cuts the unnecessary wordiness of some books and goes straight to the point. Highly recommended. There is also a very useful run-through of C# development using Visual Studio 2008.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P Freeman Foot on December 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book walks the user from the fundamental principles of C# development through to the latest language features such as LINQ. The second part of the book shows you how to apply this knowledge to various target systems from desktop to mobile devices and web applications including the latest Silverlight 2.0. The appendices provide useful material too such as the often overlooked process of generating documentation from your C# code.
It provides a good understanding of C# development for the beginner while also providing a well structured reference book which more experienced developers can dip into - Highly recommended!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lim Boon Tiong on January 22, 2009
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I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a head start in learning C# programming. It has a lot of coverage from the language to application development. There are a lot of sample codes to guide you through.
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