Home > Store

Essential C# 8.0, 7th Edition

Essential C# 8.0, 7th Edition

eBook (Watermarked)

  • Your Price: $38.39
  • List Price: $47.99
  • Includes EPUB, MOBI, and PDF
  • About eBook Formats
  • This eBook includes the following formats, accessible from your Account page after purchase:

    ePub EPUB The open industry format known for its reflowable content and usability on supported mobile devices.

    MOBI MOBI The eBook format compatible with the Amazon Kindle and Amazon Kindle applications.

    Adobe Reader PDF The popular standard, used most often with the free Adobe® Reader® software.

    This eBook requires no passwords or activation to read. We customize your eBook by discreetly watermarking it with your name, making it uniquely yours.

Also available in other formats.

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

Description

  • Copyright 2021
  • Pages: 1088
  • Edition: 7th
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-597235-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-597235-9

The Comprehensive, Expert Guide to C# 8.0 for Programmers at All Levels

Welcome to one of the most venerable and trusted franchises you could dream of in the world of C# booksand probably far beyond! . . . Mark is super smart, insists on understanding everything to the core, and has phenomenal insight into how things affect real developers. . . . He goes right to the essence and communicates with great integrityno sugarcoatingand has a keen eye for practical value and real-world problems.
From the Foreword by Mads Torgersen, C# Lead Designer, Microsoft
Essential C# 8.0 is a well-organized, no-fluff guide to C# 8.0 for programmers at all levels of experience. This edition retains all the valuable content of prior editions and adds discussions of null reference types, indices and ranges, enhanced pattern matching, asynchronous stream, and more.

World-class C# expert Mark Michaelis presents a comprehensive tutorial and reference for the entire language, providing an accelerated learning opportunity to achieve expert C# programming skills. He includes key C# 8.0 enhancements, succinct examples to illustrate central constructs, and updated coding guidelines for minimizing bugs and writing code thats easier to evolve. To help you quickly fi nd what you need, there are version-specific indexes of C# 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0 topics and visual icons that identify when each language innovation was introduced.
  • Use structured programming constructs to write functioning code immediately
  • Learn both the complexities and solutions to nullable reference types
  • Thoroughly master C# object constructs, including classes, inheritance, and interfaces
  • Reduce code redundancy with generics, delegates, lambda expressions, and events
  • Take full advantage of collections, including the new standard query operator collection API
  • Make the most of reflection, attributes, and the declarative programming paradigm
  • Improve multithreading with the task-based async pattern and C# 8.0 asynchronous streams
  • Enhance performance through the parallel processing of data and multithreading tasks
  • Program complex types with enhanced pattern matching syntax
  • Interoperate with unmanaged code written in other languages, including C-based APIs
  • Explore the relationship between C# programs and the underlying CLI runtime
Register your product for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.

Extras

Author's Site

Please visit the author's site at intellitect.com/EssentialCSharp/.

Sample Content

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 5)

Table of Contents

Figures xvii
Tables xix
Foreword xxi
Preface xxiii
Acknowledgments xxxv
About the Author xxxvii


Chapter 1: Introducing C# 1
Hello, World 2
C# Syntax Fundamentals 13
Working with Variables 22
Console Input and Output 26
Managed Execution and the Common Language Infrastructure 34
Multiple .NET Frameworks 39

Chapter 2: Data Types 45
Fundamental Numeric Types 46
More Fundamental Types 55
Conversions between Data Types 72

Chapter 3: More with Data Types 81
Categories of Types 81
Declaring Types That Allow null 84
Implicitly Typed Local Variables 89
Tuples 92
Arrays 98

Chapter 4: Operators and Flow Control 121
Operators 122
Introducing Flow Control 138
Code Blocks ({}) 144
Code Blocks, Scopes, and Declaration Spaces 147
Boolean Expressions 149
Programming with null 155
Bitwise Operators (<<, >>, |, &, ^, ~) 162
Control Flow Statements, Continued 168
Jump Statements 180
C# Preprocessor Directives 186
Summary 193

Chapter 5: Methods and Parameters 195
Calling a Method 196
Declaring a Method 203
The using Directive 209
Returns and Parameters on Main() 214
Advanced Method Parameters 217
Recursion 229
Method Overloading 231
Optional Parameters 234
Basic Error Handling with Exceptions 239
Summary 253

Chapter 6: Classes 255
Declaring and Instantiating a Class 259
Instance Fields 262
Instance Methods 265
Using the this Keyword 266
Access Modifiers 274
Properties 276
Constructors 293
Non-Nullable Reference Type Properties with Constructors 303
Nullable Attributes 306
Deconstructors 309
Static Members 311
Extension Methods 321
Encapsulating the Data 323
Nested Classes 326
Partial Classes 329
Summary 333

Chapter 7: Inheritance 335
Derivation 336
Overriding the Base Class 346
Abstract Classes 357
All Classes Derive from System.Object 363
Pattern Matching with the is Operator 365
Pattern Matching within a switch Expression 371
Avoid Pattern Matching When Polymorphism Is Possible 373
Summary 374

Chapter 8: Interfaces 377
Introducing Interfaces 378
Polymorphism through Interfaces 380
Interface Implementation 384
Converting between the Implementing Class and Its Interfaces 390
Interface Inheritance 390
Multiple Interface Inheritance 393
Extension Methods on Interfaces 394
Versioning 396
Extension Methods versus Default Interface Members 411
Interfaces Compared with Abstract Classes 413
Interfaces Compared with Attributes 415

Chapter 9: Value Types 417
Structs 422
Boxing 428
Enums 437
Summary 447

Chapter 10: Well-Formed Types 451
Overriding object Members 451
Operator Overloading 464
Referencing Other Assemblies 472
Encapsulation of Types 479
Defining Namespaces 481
XML Comments 485
Garbage Collection 489
Resource Cleanup 493
Lazy Initialization 508
Summary 510

Chapter 11: Exception Handling 511
Multiple Exception Types 511
Catching Exceptions 514
Rethrowing an Existing Exception 517
General Catch Block 518
Guidelines for Exception Handling 519
Defining Custom Exceptions 523
Rethrowing a Wrapped Exception 527
Summary 530

Chapter 12: Generics 533
C# without Generics 534
Introducing Generic Types 539
Constraints 553
Generic Methods 568
Covariance and Contravariance 573
Generic Internals 580
Summary 585

Chapter 13: Delegates and Lambda Expressions 587
Introducing Delegates 588
Declaring Delegate Types 592
Lambda Expressions 600
Statement Lambdas 601
Anonymous Methods 606
Delegates Do Not Have Structural Equality 608
Outer Variables 611
Expression Trees 616
Summary 623

Chapter 14: Events 625
Coding the PublishSubscribe Pattern with Multicast Delegates 626
Understanding Events 641
Summary 651

Chapter 15: Collection Interfaces with Standard Query Operators 653
Collection Initializers 654
What Makes a Class a Collection: IEnumerable 657
Standard Query Operators 663
Anonymous Types with LINQ 695
Summary 704

Chapter 16: LINQ with Query Expressions 705
Introducing Query Expressions 706
Query Expressions Are Just Method Invocations 724
Summary 726

Chapter 17: Building Custom Collections 727
More Collection Interfaces 728
Primary Collection Classes 731
Providing an Indexer 750
Returning null or an Empty Collection 753
Iterators 753
Summary 768

Chapter 18: Reflection, Attributes, and Dynamic Programming 769
Reflection 770
nameof Operator 781
Attributes 783
Programming with Dynamic Objects 800
Summary 811

Chapter 19: Introducing Multithreading 813
Multithreading Basics 815
Asynchronous Tasks 822
Canceling a Task 843
Working with System.Threading 850
Summary 851

Chapter 20: Programming the Task-Based Asynchronous Pattern 853
Synchronously Invoking a High-Latency Operation 854
Asynchronously Invoking a High-Latency Operation Using the TPL 856
The Task-Based Asynchronous Pattern with async and await 861
Introducing Asynchronous Return of ValueTask<T> 867
Asynchronous Streams 870
IAsyncDisposable and the await using Declaration and Statement 874
Using LINQ with IAsyncEnumerable 875
Returning void from an Asynchronous Method 877
Asynchronous Lambdas and Local Functions 881
Task Schedulers and the Synchronization Context 887
async/await with the Windows UI 890
Summary 893

Chapter 21: Iterating in Parallel 895
Executing Loop Iterations in Parallel 895
Running LINQ Queries in Parallel 905
Summary 911

Chapter 22: Thread Synchronization 913
Why Synchronization? 914
Timers 943
Summary 945

Chapter 23: Platform Interoperability and Unsafe Code 947
Platform Invoke 948
Pointers and Addresses 960
Executing Unsafe Code via a Delegate 971
Summary 972

Chapter 24: The Common Language Infrastructure 973
Defining the Common Language Infrastructure 974
CLI Implementations 975
.NET Standard 978
Base Class Library 979
C# Compilation to Machine Code 979
Runtime 982
Assemblies, Manifests, and Modules 986
Common Intermediate Language 989
Common Type System 990
Common Language Specification 991
Metadata 991
.NET Native and Ahead of Time Compilation 993
Summary 993

Index 995
Index of 8.0 Topics 1039
Index of 7.0 Topics 1041
Index of 6.0 Topics 1043

Updates

Submit Errata

More Information

InformIT Promotional Mailings & Special Offers

I would like to receive exclusive offers and hear about products from InformIT and its family of brands. I can unsubscribe at any time.

Overview


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information


To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.

Surveys

Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.

Newsletters

If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information


Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Security


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Children


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Marketing


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.

Choice/Opt-out


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020