Released at the Microsoft Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta, Georgia, back in 2001, the first edition of this book coincided with the beta .NET platform and, in many ways, the manuscript was in beta too. Its fresh approach won a place as a 2002 Jolt Award finalist, and it won the 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award in the programming book category. Following the successful earlier editions, author Andrew Troelsen is pleased to announce completion of the fourth edition of his acclaimed book:
“Over the years that I’ve spent working with the common language runtime (CLR), I’ve gained a deeper understanding of the .NET platform and the subtleties of the C# programming language. I’m happy to say that this fourth edition of Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform is as close to a ‘final release’ as I’ve come yet!”
Whether you’re moving to .NET for the first time or you’re already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition will provide you with a solid grounding in this new technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career:
Explore five new chapters of content—including the grammar of the common intermediate language (CIL), .NET generics, and object serialization services.
Discover all the new .NET 3.5 features—nullable types, delegate covariance, ASP.NET 2.0 master pages, the new Windows Forms &lquo;Strip” controls, and much more.
Get a professional foothold—targeted to appeal to experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science (so don’t expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!).
Gain a rock-solid foundation in programming using C#.
Get comfortable with all the core aspects of the .NET platform—including assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, and much more.
Once you’ve digested the information contained in the 25 chapters of this 1000+ page book, you'll be ready to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments and well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own.
What you’ll learn
Everything you need to put .NET 3.5 and C# 2008 to use in your professional work--before anyone else!
Insights and techniques from the author's experience since .NET 1.0
Complete coverage of .NET 3.5—WPF, WCF, and WF
Who is this book for?
Anyone with some software development experience interested in the new .NET 3.5 Platformand the C# language. Whether you’re moving to .NET for the first time or you're already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, this book will provide you with a solid grounding in this new technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career.
About the Author
Andrew Troelsen is a partner, trainer, and consultant at Intertech-Inc., and is a leading authority on both .NET and COM. His book Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform won the prestigious 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award and is now in its third edition. Also of note are his earlier five-star treatment of traditional COM in the bestselling Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL mirrored in his book, COM and .NET Interoperability, and his top-notch investigation of VB .NET in Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide. Troelsen has a degree in mathematical linguistics and South Asian studies from the University of Minnesota and is a frequent speaker at numerous .NET-related conferences. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Amanda, and spends his free time investigating .NET and waiting for the Wild to win the Stanley Cup.