Beginning Visual C# 2010

  • ID: 1402739
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  • 1080 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Learn programming with C# 2010 and the .NET framework

Beginning with C# 2010 programming basics such as variables, flow control, and object oriented programming, this invaluable book then moves into web and Windows programming and data access (databases and XML). All the while, the expert team of authors focuses on the tools that you need to program C#, the Visual C# 2010 development environment in Visual Studio® 2010. The step–by–step instructions and constructive examples featured throughout the book will show you how to program confidently with useful code in C# 2010.

Beginning Visual C# 2010:

  • Explains basic C# 2010 syntax, including variables and expressions

  • Reviews generics and explains how to define and use them

  • Covers Windows programming and Windows Forms

  • Examines language enhancements, Lambda expressions, and extension methods

  • Shows how to deploy Windows applications

  • Discusses XML and provides an introduction to LINQ

  • Delves into debugging and error handling

  • Demonstrates useful techniques for WPF and WCF

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INTRODUCTION xxxiii

PART I: THE C# LANGUAGE

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING C# 3

CHAPTER 2: WRITING A C# PROGRAM 13

CHAPTER 3: VARIABLES AND EXPRESSIONS 31

CHAPTER 4: FLOW CONTROL 59

CHAPTER 5: MORE ABOUT VARIABLES 93

CHAPTER 6: FUNCTIONS 125

CHAPTER 7: DEBUGGING AND ERROR HANDLING 155

CHAPTER 8: INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT–ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 185

CHAPTER 9: DEFINING CLASSES 209

CHAPTER 10: DEFINING CLASS MEMBERS 241

CHAPTER 11: COLLECTIONS, COMPARISONS, AND CONVERSIONS 277

CHAPTER 12: GENERICS 331

CHAPTER 13: ADDITIONAL OOP TECHNIQUES 373

CHAPTER 14: C# LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENTS 401

PART II: WINDOWS PROGRAMMING

CHAPTER 15: BASIC WINDOWS PROGRAMMING 447

CHAPTER 16: ADVANCED WINDOWS FORMS FEATURES 497

CHAPTER 17: DEPLOYING WINDOWS APPLICATIONS 533

PART III: WEB PROGRAMMING

CHAPTER 18: ASP.NET WEB PROGRAMMING 577

CHAPTER 19: WEB SERVICES 637

CHAPTER 20: DEPLOYING WEB APPLICATIONS 665

PART IV: DATA ACCESS

CHAPTER 21: FILE SYSTEM DATA 683

CHAPTER 22: XML 725

CHAPTER 23: INTRODUCTION TO LINQ 753

CHAPTER 24: APPLYING LINQ 795

PART V: ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES

CHAPTER 25: WINDOWS PRESENTATION FOUNDATION 829

CHAPTER 26: WINDOWS COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION 899

CHAPTER 27: WINDOWS WORKFLOW FOUNDATION 935

APPENDIX A: EXERCISE SOLUTIONS 957

INDEX 1009

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KARLI WATSON is consultant at Infusion Development ([external URL] a technology architect at Boost.net ([external URL] and a freelance IT specialist, author, and developer. For the most part, he immerses himself in .NET (in particular C# and lately WPF) and has written numerous books in the field for several publishers. He specializes in communicating complex ideas in a way that is accessible to anyone with a passion to learn, and spends much of his time playing with new technology to find new things to teach people about. During those (seemingly few) times where he isn t doing the above, Karli will probably be wishing he was hurtling down a mountain on a snowboard. Or possibly trying to get his novel published. Either way, you ll know him by his brightly colored clothes. You can also find him tweeting online at [external URL] and maybe one day he ll get around to making himself a website. Karli authored chapters 1 through 14, 21, 25 and 26.

CHRISTIAN NAGEL is a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP, an associate of Thinktecture, and owner of CN Innovation. He is a software architect and developer who offers training and consulting on how to developMicrosoft .NET solutions. He looks back on more than 25 years of software development experience. Christian started his computing career with PDP 11 and VAX/VMS systems, covering a variety of languages and platforms. Since 2000, when .NET was just a technology preview, he has been working with various .NET technologies to build numerous .NET solutions. With his profound knowledge of Microsoft technologies, he has written numerous .NET books, and is certified as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Professional Developer. Christian speaks at international conferences such as TechEd and Tech Days, and started INETA Europe to support .NET user groups. You can contact Christian via his web sites, [external URL] and [external URL] and follow his tweets on [external URL] Christian wrote chapters 17 through 20.

JACOB HAMMER PEDERSEN is a Senior Application Developer at Elbek& Vejrup. He just about started programming when he was able to spell the word BASIC , which, incidentally is the first programming language he ever used. He started programming the PC in the early 90s, using Pascal but soon changed his focus to C++, which still holds his interest. In the mid 90s his focus changed again, this time to Visual Basic. In the summer of 2000 he discovered C# and has been happily exploring it ever since. Primarily working on the Microsoft platforms, his other expertise includes MS Office development, SQL Server, COM and Visual Basic.Net.
A Danish citizen, Jacob works and lives in Aarhus, Denmark. He authored chapters 15, 16, and 22.

JON D. REID is a software engineering manager atMetrix LLC, an ISV of field service management software for the Microsoft environment. He has co–authored a variety .NET books, including Beginning Visual C# 2008, Beginning C# Databases: From Novice to Professional, Pro Visual Studio .NET, and many others. Jon wrote chapters 23 and 24.

MORGAN SKINNER began his computing career at a young age on the Sinclair ZX80 at school, where he was underwhelmed by some code a teacher had written and so began programming in assembly language. Since then he s used all sorts of languages and platforms, including VAX Macro Assembler, Pascal, Modula2, Smalltalk, X86 assembly language, PowerBuilder, C/C++, VB, and currently C# (of course). He s been programming in .NET since the PDC release in 2000, and liked it so much he joined Microsoft in 2001. He now works in premier support for developers and spends most of his time assisting customers with C#. Morgan wrapped up the book by authoring chapter 27. You can reach Morgan at [external URL]

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