A Programmer´s Guide to C# 5.0 – Eric Gunnerson, Nick Wienholt – 4th Edition


A Programmer’s Guide to C# 5.0 is a for developers who want to truly understand C#. Whether you’ve worked with C# before or with another general-purpose programming language, each fast-paced, focused chapter will take you straight to the heart of a feature of C# and show you why it works the way it does.

Written by one-time C# Test Lead, Program Manager, and member of the original C# language team, this is an ideal companion to the C# Language Specification, and works both as a tutorial and as a reference guide. Now in its fourth edition, you will find up-to-date coverage of all the latest C# features, including Linq, covariance and contravariance, and async support.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use C# features effectively, in the way they were intended
  • Apply the newest C# features to your coding
  • Streamline your code using LINQ
  • Use async support and the task parallel library to improve performance.
  • Program more efficiently, effectively, and with real insight into this mature and exciting language, with A Programmer’s Guide to C# 5.0.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:The .NET Runtime Environment
Chapter 2: C# Quick Start and C# Development
Chapter 3: Classes 101
Chapter 4: Base Classes and Inheritance
Chapter 5: Exceptions
Chapter 6: Member Accessibility and Overloading
Chapter 7: Other Class Details
Chapter 8: Structs (Value Types)
Chapter 9: Interfaces
Chapter 10: Versioning and Aliases
Chapter 11: Statements and Flow of Execution
Chapter 12: Variable Scoping and Definite Assignment
Chapter 13: Operators and Expressions
Chapter 14: Conversions
Chapter 15: Arrays
Chapter 16: Properties
Chapter 17: Generics
Chapter 18: Indexers, Enumerators, and Iterators
Chapter 19: Strings
Chapter 20: Enumerations
Chapter 21: Attributes
Chapter 22: Delegates and Anonymous Methods
Chapter 23: Events
Chapter 24: Dynamic types
Chapter 25: User-Defined Conversions
Chapter 26: Operator Overloading
Chapter 27: Nullable Types
Chapter 28: Linq
Chapter 29: Linq to XML
Chapter 30: Linq to SQL
Chapter 31: Other Language Details
Chapter 32: Making Friends with the .NET Framework
Chapter 33: System.Array and the Collection Classes
Chapter 34: Threading
Chapter 35: Asynchronous and Parallel Programming
Chapter 36: Execution-Time Code Generation
Chapter 37: Interop
Chapter 38: .NET Framework Overview
Chapter 39: Deeper into C#
Chapter 40: Logging and Debugging Techniques
Chapter 41: IDEs and Utilities

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