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Start using the new features of C# 4 and .NET 4 right away

The new C# 4 language version is indispensable for writing code in Visual Studio 2010. This essential guide emphasizes that C# is the language of choice for your .NET 4 applications. The unparalleled author team of experts begins with a refresher of C# basics and quickly moves on to provide detailed coverage of all the recently added language and Framework features so that you can start writing Windows applications and ASP.NET web applications immediately.

  • Reviews the .NET architecture, objects, generics, inheritance, arrays, operators, casts, delegates, events, Lambda expressions, and more

  • Details integration with dynamic objects in C#, named and optional parameters, COM-specific interop features, and type-safe variance

  • Provides coverage of new features of .NET 4, Workflow Foundation 4, ADO.NET Data Services, MEF, the Parallel Task Library, and PLINQ

  • Has deep coverage of great technologies including LINQ, WCF, WPF, flow and fixed documents, and Silverlight

  • Reviews ASP.NET programming and goes into new features such as ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Dynamic Data

  • Discusses communication with WCF, MSMQ, peer-to-peer, and syndication

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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Christian Nagel is a Microsoft Regional Director, software architect, and author of many .NET books. He founded CN innovation and is an associate of thinktecture.

Bill Evjen is Global Head of Platform Architecture for Thomson Reuters, Lipper. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director and the founder of INETA.

Jay Glynn is the Principle Architect at PureSafety, a leading provider of results-driven software and information solutions for workforce safety and health.

Karli Watson is a freelance author and a consultant for Infusion Development.

Morgan Skinner works in premier support for developers at Microsoft.

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  • Paperback: 1536 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (March 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470502258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470502259
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Robin T. Wernick on March 30, 2010
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C# and .NET are reintroduced in this one book for the 2010 audience of programmers. The two subjects are wedded in the text to form one complete reference. I have just finished reading this book and I can tell you that it will take another two readings to fully absorb the contents because of the numerous details. At just over 1400 pages, this is a compendium of the two programming areas that has enormous scope. I am impressed that the authors and the publisher were able to complete this project before the release of the two in April. Operations specific to the .NET v4 release are noted in the text.

I found the information in this book to be comprehensive and detailed in many ways. With 47 chapters and an appendix this book is going to be the cornerstone of my .NET computing from this time on. My previous references are getting dated and don't give me enough information to pass the employment interviews. This book and one other are going to be my entire reference library for C# programming in general.

I found the information to be very well written to the point that even after six years of using C# it increased my knowledge and understanding of this wonderful new computer language. I have over a dozen books on .NET and C# in my library and this is the best written of them all. For this reason I am giving it 5 stars. I believe that this is the best introduction to these two subject areas

Of course, if you want to work in depth on one of the chapters covered in this book, another reference that expands on the material will be required.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ben Fulton on July 14, 2010
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When Microsoft decided to step into the managed code arena in 2002, many people were skeptical. It seemed that Microsoft was addressing their inability to gain a foothold in the Java world by attempting to replace Java with their own version of a managed code language.

Over the next eight years, skepticism has died down as Microsoft has remained committed to supporting C#, managed code, and the .Net framework, and in the course of that support has released several versions of both the framework and the language, with each major release supporting exciting new features like generics, LINQ, and, in the .Net Framework Version 4, dynamic typing.

With each version, Christian Nagel and his coauthors have released a massive tome describing as many aspects of the framework and the language as they can fit in. The latest release, coming in at more than 1400 pages, is a comprehensive look at all the major aspects of C# and the .Net Framework, and many of the minor aspects as well. Wrox was kind enough to send me a copy of the book to review.

The book is divided into six parts. The first covers the basic aspects of C#, and the second covers Visual Studio. Then, the four remaining sections cover the majority of the .Net framework, the managed code assemblies that handle, for the Windows platform, almost any low-level task a developer would need to perform. The final four parts are: Part 3, fundamental objects; part 4, data access; part 5, GUI's; and part 6, communication. Experts will note immediately that the later sections cover both the "older" and "newer" styles of coding, e.g., part 5 discusses Windows Forms as well as Silverlight and Asp.Net MVC, while part 6 covers the Windows Communication Foundation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Marcus on June 28, 2010
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First, let me disclose that I got a free version of this book in order for me to review it.

I think other reviewers were correct that this book covers a great deal of topics but it does not go too deep. But if you only buy one book a year, this will touch a little bit of everything you might need.

I was most looking forward to the very first part of the book, "The C# Language" because I really wanted to know what had changed from the previous version. Unfortunately, the latest changes and additions are not really separated into their own chapters and instead, you are given an entire overview of the language. If nothing else, I always find it beneficial to review important concepts that I may have forgotten about.

I also was excited to see a couple of chapters about Visual Studio 2010 and Deployment, but again, there is not much depth.

On a positive note, the book does cover quite a bit of new topics that I at least wanted to have some knowledge about such as Managed Extensibility Framework, XAML, WPF, Silverlight, WCF, and Workflow Foundation 4. Since I may not be working with these technologies any time soon, an overview chapter is suffice.

And you can never go wrong with a ton of downloadable code examples.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By George Vargas on June 20, 2010
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I purchased many books on C# and Visual Studio to insure I had detailed information available to avoid the frustration of searching help or the web for rarely used features. This book turned out to be the best of them and the only one I now use. Many of the others left out features or they gave a poor or incomplete description how to use them.

You can use this book to teach yourself C# 4 and Visual Studio 2010 or as an excellent reference for those features you have not used to date.
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