C# 5.0 Unleashed

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-04-23
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
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C# 5.0 Unleashedis for anyone who wants to really learn the C# programming language in depth, and understand how its features truly work. You'll learn where and how to use the language's features to solve diverse problems and design each kind of software. Pioneering Microsoft software expert Bart De Smet takes you behind the scenes, giving you a rock-solid foundation for understanding both the WinRT and .NET platforms, so you can take full advantage of C# 5.0, consistently choose the right language and platform features, and maximize your efficiency and effectiveness as a developer. De Smet begins with focused and up-to-date introductions to the .NET platform, Microsoft's tooling ecosystem (including the new Visual Studio 2012), and Microsoft's newest version of C#. Next, he presents in-depth coverage of C# 5.0's features, demonstrating them through realistic code examples. De Smet then turns to WinRT, Windows 8, and async programming, showing how to take full advantage of Microsoft's newest platforms and innovations.

Author Biography

Bart J.F. De Smet is a software development engineer on Microsoft’s Cloud Programmability Team, an avid blogger, and a popular speaker at various international conferences. In his current role, he’s actively involved in the design and implementation of Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) and on an extended “LINQ to Anything” mission. You can read about Bart’s technical adventures on his blog at http://blogs.bartdesmet.net/bart.


His main interests include programming languages, virtual machines and runtimes, functional programming, and all sorts of theoretical foundations. In his spare time, Bart likes to go out for a hike in the wonderful nature around Seattle, read technical books, and catch up on his game of snooker.


Before joining the company in October 2007, Bart was active in the .NET community as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for C#, while completing his Bachelor of Informatics, Master of Informatics, and Master of Computer Science Engineering studies at Ghent University, Belgium.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction

1. Introducing .NET and C#

2. History of C#, A Multi-Paradigm Language

3. Getting Started


Part 2. C# The Language

4. Overview

5. Built-In Types and Arrays

6. Control Structures

7. Primer to Object-Oriented Programming

8. Objects, Types, Inheritance and Polymorphism

9. Properties and Indexers

10. Delegates, Lambdas and Events

11. Casts and Operators

12. Generics

13. Exceptions

14. Introduction to LINQ

15. Dynamic Typing


Part 3. C# Advanced

16. Reflection and Custom Attributes

17. LINQ Under The Covers

18. Memory Management

19. Unsafe Code

20. Interop

21. Dynamic Programming

22. Code Access Security

23. Assemblies and Appdomains

24. Debugging Techniques


Part 4. .NET Base Class Library Fundamentals

25. String, Stringbuilder and System.Text (String Formatters, Memory Concerns, Interning)

26. Collections (Non-Generic, Generic)

27. System.Diagnostics (Process, Stopwatch, Debugger Attributes)

28. System.Threading (Classic Style Threading, TPL, PLINQ)

29. System.Security (Encryption, Authentication, Authorization)


Part 5. .NET Presentation

30. Windows Forms (Controls, Layout, Data Binding)

31. Windows Presentation Foundation (XAML, Styles, Data Binding, Controls)

32. ASP.NET (Controls, Master Pages, State, Membership, AJAX, MVC)

33. Localization (System.Globalization)

34. Add-Ins (Add-In Framework, MEF)


Part 6. .NET Communication

35. Windows Communication Foundation (Contracts, Bindings, Addresses, Channels)

36. Sockets (TCP, UDP, HTTP)

37. Messaging (MSMQ Raw Apis)

38. Peer to Peer (System.Net.P2P (Vista+))


Part 7. .NET Data

39. Files and Registry (System.IO, Microsoft.Win32, Streams)

40. LINQ to SQL (Tooling, Spmetal, O/R Mapping, Queries)

41. ADO.NET and Entity Framework (Idb*, Sqlclient, EF)

42. Transactions (System.Transactions)

43. SQL Data Services, REST

44. SQL Server Extensibility (Stored Procedures, User-Defined Types/Functions)

45. Modeling (Oslo, M) Basics Of M, Mgrammar, Store


Part 8. .NET Advanced

46. Windows Services (Service Programming, Events, Installutil

47. Windows Workflow Foundation (XOML, Persistence et al, Dublin)

48. Manageability and Windows Powershell (Perf Counters, Logging, Powershell Add-Ins, PS Hosting, Layering)

49. Visual Studio Tools For Office (Word/Excel/Outlook Apis, Ribbon)

50. Sharepoint (Web Parts, Data Access)

51. Active Directory and Azman Programming (Directoryentry, Directorysearcher, LINQ Sample, Azman Configuration and Use)

52. Windows Azure and Cloud Services

53. Enterprise Services (COM+)

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