For anyone who works with C++ on Windows, Microsoft Visual C++ .NET Language Reference
offers a highly useful reference to C++ used in the new Visual C++ .NET. Blending coverage of traditional features of this tried-and-true programming language with the latest in .NET features, this title shows how C++ has a real role to play in Microsoft's new platform.
This reference work can serve as the definitive guide to language features for the Visual C++ .NET programmer. With listings of every keyword in the language, plus explanations of what they mean, along with sample code, veteran C++ programmers can see how their favorite language has been updated for .NET. (Some reference topics are generously reprinted. For example, the same material occurs for the try, throw, and catch keywords for easy access on exception handling.) Extensive listings of C++ operators and material on every aspect of designing with classes are two highlights here.
The heart of this book for most readers will be its coverage of managed extensions, that is, C++, the language used to target .NET programs. This material shows that Virtual C++ .NET is a first-class language for the new platform. This text lists and explains important language extensions (like _gc) that permit C++ to work with .NET and take full advantage of new capabilities like garbage collection, delegates, events, as well as properties and indexers. These chapters will more than justify the cost of this book for anyone tackling C++ on the new .NET. Final listings of every Visual C++ .NET compiler and linker switch provide some more useful reference material.
In all, this text proves that Visual C++ .NET has a role to play in .NET. As a reference to the C++ language of old, plus new Microsoft enhancements to the language the permit it to work with .NET, this title will be a must-have for anyone who writes C++ code on Windows and .NET. --Richard Dragan
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