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Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework (Expert's Voice in .NET) 6th ed. Edition

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From the Back Cover

This new 7th edition of Pro C# 6.0 and the .NET 4.6 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework. You'll find new chapters covering all the important new features that make .NET 4.6 the most comprehensive release yet, including:

  • A Refined ADO.NET Entity Framework Programming Model
  • Numerous IDE and MVVM Enhancements for WPF Desktop Development
  • Numerous updates to the ASP.NET Web APIs

This comes on top of award winning coverage of core C# features, both old and new, that have made the previous editions of this book so popular. Readers will gain a solid foundation of object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections as well as numerous advanced topics not found in other texts (such as CIL opcodes and emitting dynamic assemblies).

The mission of this book is to provide you with a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform plus overviews of technologies built on top of C# and .NET (ADO.NET and Entity Framework, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET (WebForms, MVC, WebAPI).). Once you digest the information presented in these chapters, you’ll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments, and you’ll be well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own terms.


--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Andrew Troelsen is a partner, trainer, and consultant at Intertech Inc., and is a leading authority on both .NET and COM. His book Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform won the prestigious 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award and is in its third edition. Also of note are his earlier five-star treatment of traditional COM in the bestselling Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL mirrored in his book, COM and .NET Interoperability, and his top-notch investigation of VB .NET in Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide. Troelsen has a degree in mathematical linguistics and South Asian studies from the University of Minnesota, and is a frequent speaker at numerous .NET-related conferences. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Amanda, and spends his free time investigating .NET and waiting for the Wild to win the Stanley Cup. You can check out his blog at AndrewTroelsen.blogspot.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice in .NET
  • Paperback: 1560 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 6th ed. edition (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430242337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430242338
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My background is in Java and C++. The book takes you through C# and .NET from the beginning. Some knowledge of programming is probably required. I found the book interesting, easy to understand and actually quite an entertaining read. The examples are simple, focusing only on illustrating a single concept at a time. So the examples were really easy to follow. Great book for learning C# and .NET
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Mr. Troelsen's book is the best resource currently available (Nov 2012) for learning C#. His writing style is easy to follow and his examples are error-free. The "Pro" in the title means that this book is not intended for absolute beginners who have never programmed before. If you have prior experience with C# or another object-oriented language, then you will probably have no trouble reading this book. But if you are like me with limited programming experience then another introductory book (I like Microsoft's Step By Step) should be read first. I really like how each topic is presented, starting with the long drawn-out way to get things done and finishing with the elegant shorthand syntax which C# seems to provide for every task. By doing this, I am able to appreciate how well designed the C# language really is. I also like how the examples build on each other as you work through the book. Finally, this book is up-to-date and very complete. It should make a great reference book.
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Have been waiting on various new books to drop including MVC in Context and others that brings together all of the new techs in one place to give you the wholelistic view of modern day Worlds best practice coding standards. Honestly did not expect the wealth of technologies covered in this book

Walks you through the evolution of the syntax and implementations as they have evolved over the years. Puts a light on how and why the changes took place by progressing from 1.0 => 4.0 and then finally spins out the 4.5 add ons (Delegates & Async Programming just to name a few)

Easy to digest without missing out on the detail which is missing in so many books
EntityFramework
Dependency Injection
Generics

Helps fill in the gaps you have in your knowledge set by providing the complete answer

Is the reference bible of "How to Do It", even if you use it as a tool to confirm that what you are/have been doing is WBP (Worl Best practice)

Is part Reference Bible & Recipes & Patterns & practices in One, It does not get much better than this

6 STARS ******
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I really like this book! Let me tell you why. It covers a broad scope of the subject of C# with .NET, going into medium depth, and flowing nicely from chapter to chapter. I discovered that it provides both the framework and material for a good self-study program. The author communicates very clearly and provides many example projects with enough detail to let you either use them as tutorials or just read through them.

While I often just plunder through online and printed references looking for nuggets of information to solve specific technical problems, that is not how I used this book. Instead, I spent about 4 months working through the book from cover to cover, aiming for more breadth of knowledge on the subject.

I bought the printed book, and then bought the eBook from the publisher for a small additional cost. Working through examples, the PDF version was great for reading on a second monitor, cutting and pasting the example code into Visual Studio. (The sample code is also provided as downloadable files.) The printed version was great for back-yard reading with a highlighter, pen, and beverage as supplemental equipment.

The example code worked and the text was well-edited and accurate. A few typos in the final chapters caught my eye but were easy enough to read through. There was one important snag in the section on ADO.NET, where Microsoft has deleted the Database Diagrams feature that the author's example relies on to establish the relationships between database tables in a database that is used throughout the remainder of the book. Fortunately there are plenty of online references that will help you to work around this.
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Good book all in all. A couple of issues. The content of the book could be a bit better balanced in terms of progressive tuition. He goes way into (not totally necessary, but nevertheless interesting) deep levels of detail early on and throughout the text. You have to wade through over 30 chapters of this before you get to know how to design a form using WPF. "Bake the cake first then add the topping" style of tuition taken to the extreme. Still an excellent body of knowledge.

The Kindle version is extremely limited when it comes to copying source code snippets. You highlight some formatted source code, attempt to paste it into your IDE, and it goes in as one long unformatted string complete with the copyright message. This is an Amazon Kindle/Publisher deal. Of course the entire source code comes with the book, but sometimes you want to grab just the portion of code under current discussion to tinker with in the IDE. One of the first things I did was to write a little app that will reformat the copied code for you. (I'd be happy to share this for free with anyone who wants it.)
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