- Series: Microsoft .Net Development Series
- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (October 30, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321154916
- ISBN-13: 978-0321154910
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.6 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,092,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The C# Programming Language (Microsoft .Net Development Series)
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From the Back Cover
C# is a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language that combines the high productivity of rapid application development languages with the raw power of C and C++. Written by the language's architect and design team members, The C# Programming Language is the definitive technical reference for C#. Moving beyond the online documentation, the book provides the complete specification of the language along with descriptions, reference materials, and code samples from the C# design team.
The first part of the book opens with an introduction to the language to bring readers quickly up to speed on the concepts of C#. Next follows a detailed and complete technical specification of the C# 1.0 language, as delivered in Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003. Topics covered include Lexical Structure, Types, Variables, Conversions, Expressions, Statements, Namespaces, Exceptions, Attributes, and Unsafe Code.
The second part of the book provides an introduction to and technical specification of the four major new features of C# 2.0: Generics, Anonymous Methods, Iterators, and Partial Types.
Reference tabs and an exhaustive print index allow readers to easily navigate the text and quickly find the topics that interest them most. An enhanced online index allows readers to quickly and easily search the entire text for specific topics.
With the recent acceptance of C# as a standard by both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and ECMA, understanding the C# specification has become critical. The C# Programming Language is the definitive reference for programmers who want to acquire an in-depth knowledge of C#.
About the Author
Anders Hejlsberg is a programming legend. He is the architect of the C# language and a Microsoft Technical Fellow. He joined Microsoft Corporation in 1996, following a thirteen-year career at Borland, where he was the chief architect of Delphi and Turbo Pascal.
Scott Wiltamuth is General Manager for the Visual Studio Language and Data Tools team at Microsoft Corporation. In his thirteen years at Microsoft, he has worked on a wide range of development tools, including OLE Automation, Visual Basic for Applications, VBScript, JScript, Visual J++, and Visual C#.
Before leaving Microsoft Corporation, Peter Golde served as the lead developer of Microsoft's C# compiler. As the primary Microsoft representative on the ECMA committee that standardized C#, he led the implementation of the compiler and worked on the language design.
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Top Customer Reviews
So I gave it 3 stars. How do you rate a language specification document? It is what it is. Marketing hype about "destined to be a classic" (ya da ya da) is disingenuous, but charges of plagiarism are ill-considered also: its simply the same old spec document that Hejlsberg, et al, have been working on for the past four years. Just updated.
So if you want a nicely bound edition of the current spec buy the book...
Microsoft was able to recruit Anders from Borland a number of years ago where he was hard at work at the next generation of language development - C#. When .NET first came out, it seemed like VB.NET might well be language of choice - now it seems that C# is starting to take that role and it is no wonder.
The book? Well, it is written from the source - the guys that developed it first hand and as such, it stands next to such giant references as Kernighan and Ritchie's "The C Programming Language." This is a true reference book meaning it is to be referred to, not necessarily read (though it is VERY readable). It covers 2.0 and generics, which will be available sometime in 2005. So it should hold up for a few years before a 2nd edition comes out.
It is one of the more important C# references I have. But bear in mind, it is really about the language itself - not applications. Enjoy!
But really it is the definitive book to consult and learn C#, it is like Stroustrup’s for C++. It covers minimal stuff about .NET and centers only in C# and explains ALL, but in a syncretic manner.