An introduction to the Microsoft C# programming language, and the Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) and Base Class Libraries (BCL) that support it. The compact format and terse presentation of key concepts should serve as a roadmap to the on-line documentation.
An introduciton to the Microsoft C# programming language, and the Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) and Base Class Libraries (BCL) that support it. The book's compact format and terse presentation of key concepts serve as a roadmap to the on-line documentation included with the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK; the many examples provide much-needed context. In addition to overviews of C#, the CLR, and the BCL, C# Essentials includes coverage of: every C# language element and its syntax, in reference format; the major C# datatypes, with code examples; basic C# programming tasks; interoperations with legacy Win32 APIs and COM components, and the use of C/C++ style pointers within the managed context of the CLR; and common development issues. "C# Essentials" is a way for experienced programmers to get up to speed quickly on the language best suited to developing Web applications and services on the new Microsoft .NET platform.
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'A good way of getting up to speed on CSHARP for object-oriented programmers.' Computer Shopper, Dec (HIT!) '...I found all the explanations very clear and concise. I don't think there was anything left unanswered... Priced at ?13.95 it's certainly cheap and doesn't take up half your shelf space as other massive volumes tend to. If you're at all interested in learning a great new Object-Oriented language, then I recommend you give this book a go. O'Reilly also have another book that gives the .NET Framework the same treatment, this may be a worthy edition so you can use Microsoft's new .NET technology to its full potential.' - Peter Waller, new@UK, December 2001
About Ben Albahari
Ben Albahari is cofounder of Genamics, a provider of tools for C SHARP and J++ programmers, as well as software for DNA and protein sequence analysis. He is author of A Comparative Overview of C SHARP, a frequently cited comparison of C SHARP with C/C++ and Java that was recently named by DevX as one of the top 10 .NET sites. Ben is a resident of Perth, Australia, and in his spare time enjoys composing music on his computer. He can be reached at email@example.com. Peter Drayton is an independent consultant, helping early-stage companies define and build systems that take advantage of technologies such as .NET, SOAP, XML, and COM+. Peter is also an instructor for DevelopMentor, where he teaches Essential C SHARP.NET. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Peter now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Julie. He spends his spare time researching .NET and tinkering with a small flotilla of computers cluttering up their a partment. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brad Merrill works as a software engineer in the .NET Framework Integration team at Microsoft. He previously worked as a software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation and Sybase. His areas of expertise are in distributed systems, transaction processing, operating systems, and compiler technology. Brad lives in Redmond, Washington, and is an avid tournament chess player and bridge player. He can be reached at email@example.com or http://www.cybercom.net/~zbrad.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction C SHARP Language Common Language Runtime Base Class Libraries A Minimal C SHARP Program 2. C SHARP Language Reference Identifiers Types Variables Expressions and Operators Statements Organizing Types Inheritance Access Modifiers Classes and Structs Interfaces Arrays Enums Delegates Events try Statements and Exceptions Attributes Unsafe Code and Pointers Preprocessor Directives XML Documentation 3. Programming the .NET Framework Common Types Math Strings Collections Regular Expressions Input/Output Networking Threading Assemblies Reflection Custom Attributes Automatic Memory Management Interop with Native DLLs Interop with COM 4. Base Class Library Overview Core Types Text Collections Streams and I/O Networking Threading Security Reflection Serialization Remoting Web Services Data Access XML Graphics Rich Client Applications Web-Based Applications Globalization Configuration Advanced Component Services Assemblies Diagnostics and Debugging Interoperating with Unmanaged Code Component and Tool Support Runtime Facilities Native OS Facilities 5. Essential .NET Tools A. C SHARP Keywords B. Regular Expressions C. Format Specifiers D. Data Marshaling E. Working with Assemblies F. Namespaces and Assemblies Index
C# Essentials by Ben Albahari
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