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Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours: Complete Starter Kit


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  • Copyright 2010
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33101-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33101-5

C# has quickly established itself as one of the world's most widely used programming languages. The newest version, Visual C# 2010, includes several important new features, including Silverlight, the Entity Framework, tighter integration with version 4.0 of the .NET Framework, and full support for programming Windows 7 and Office. The proven Sams Teach Yourself method will help all newcomers to C# 2010 get up to speed quickly, no matter whether you've had experience with previous versions of Visual C# or not. You are taken step by step through the process of software development, learning elements as you build a sample application so that the material is framed in a real world approach. The accompanying DVD contains Visual C# 2010 Express Edition, and the companion Web site contains all the code and exercises from the book.

  • Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common tasks
  • Q & As, quizzes, and exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge
  • Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions
  • The companion DVD contains Visual C# 2010 Express Edition - everything you need to get started programming in C#
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    Table of Contents

    Introduction     1


    Hour 1  The .NET Framework and C#     7

    The .NET Framework     7

    The C# Language     17

    Visual Studio 2010     24

    Writing Your First Program     27

    Q&A     31

    Workshop     32

    Hour 2  Understanding C# Types     35

    Types     36

    Predefined Types     37

    Operators     47

    Default Values     53

    Null and Nullable Types     53

    Casting and Conversion     55

    Q&A     59

    Workshop     60

    Hour 3  Understanding Classes and Objects the C# Way 63

    Object-Oriented Programming     64

    Component-Oriented Programming     65

    Classes in C#     65

    Scope and Declaration Space 66

    Nested Classes     85

    Partial Classes     86

    Static Classes     86

    Object Initializers     88

    Q&A     89

    Workshop     90

    Hour 4  Inheritance, Interfaces, and Abstract Classes      93

    Inheritance and Polymorphism     93

    Abstract Classes and Members     103

    Interfaces     105

    Q&A     109

    Workshop     111

    Hour 5  Creating Enumerated Types and Structures     113

    Enumerated Types     114

    Structures     119

    Q&A     127

    Workshop     127

    Hour 6  Events and Event Handling     131

    Understanding Events     132

    Subscribing and Unsubscribing     132

    Publishing an Event     136

    Raising an Event     139

    Q&A     141

    Workshop     142


    Hour 7  Controlling Program Flow     147

    Selection Statements     148

    Iteration Statements     153

    Jump Statements     159

    Q&A     162

    Workshop     163

    Hour 8  Using Strings and Regular Expressions     167

    Strings     168

    Mutable Strings Using StringBuilder     177

    Type Formatting     178

    Regular Expressions     187

    Q&A     190

    Workshop     191

    Hour 9  Working with Arrays and Collections     195

    Arrays     196

    Indexers     200

    Generic Collections     203

    Collection Initializers     217

    Collection Interfaces     219

    Enumerable Objects and Iterators     220

    Q&A     223

    Workshop     224

    Hour 10  Handling Errors Using Exceptions     227

    Understanding Exceptions     228

    Throwing Exceptions     231

    Handling Exceptions     232

    Rethrowing Caught Exceptions     239

    Overflow and Integer Arithmetic     241

    Q&A     243

    Workshop     243

    Hour 11  Understanding Generics     245

    Why You Should Use Generics     246

    Using Generic Methods     253

    Creating Generic Classes     254

    Combining Generics and Arrays     257

    Working with Tuples     261

    Q&A     263

    Workshop     264

    Hour 12  Understanding Query Expressions     267

    Introducing LINQ     268

    Standard Query Operator Methods     279

    Lambdas     280

    Deferred Execution     283

    Q&A     284

    Workshop     285


    Hour 13  Using Files and Streams     289

    Files and Directories     290

    Reading and Writing Data     300

    Q&A     307

    Workshop     308

    Hour 14  Working with XML     311

    Understanding the XML DOM     312

    Using LINQ to XML     313

    Selecting and Querying XML     319

    Modifying XML     323

    Q&A     326

    Workshop     326

    Hour 15  Working with Databases     329

    Understanding ADO.NET     330

    Understanding LINQ to ADO.NET     333

    Q&A     342

    Workshop     343


    Hour 16  Debugging in Visual Studio     347

    Commenting Your Code     348

    Compiler and Runtime Errors     349

    Debugging in Visual Studio     350

    Visualizing Data     359

    Q&A     361

    Workshop     361

    Hour 17  Building a Windows Application     363

    Understanding WPF     364

    Creating a WPF Application     370

    Styling the Layout     379

    Q&A     382

    Workshop     382

    Hour 18  Using Data Binding and Validation     385

    Understanding Data Binding     386

    Converting Data     390

    Binding to Collections     395

    Working with Data Templates     399

    Validating Data     400

    Q&A     404

    Workshop     405

    Hour 19  Building a Web Application     407

    Understanding Web Application Architecture     408

    Working with ASP.NET     408

    Creating a Web Application     411

    Understanding Data Validation     420

    Q&A     423

    Workshop     424


    Hour 20  Programming with Attributes     427

    Understanding Attributes     428

    Working with the Common Attributes     430

    Using Custom Attributes     433

    Accessing Attributes at Runtime     434

    Q&A     436

    Workshop     436

    Hour 21  Dynamic Types and Language Interoperability     439

    Using Dynamic Types     439

    Understanding the DLR     444

    Interoperating with COM     447

    Reflection Interoperability     448

    Q&A     449

    Workshop     450

    Hour 22  Memory Organization and Garbage Collection     451

    Memory Organization     452

    Garbage Collection     452

    Understanding IDisposable     453

    Using the Dispose Pattern     455

    Declaring and Using Finalizers     456

    Q&A     458

    Workshop     459

    Hour 23  Understanding Threads, Concurrency, and Parallelism     461

    Understanding Threads and Threading     462

    Concurrency and Synchronization     463

    Understanding the Task Parallel Library     467

    Working with Parallel LINQ (PLINQ)     472

    Potential Pitfalls     473

    Q&A     475

    Workshop     476

    Hour 24  Next Steps: Silverlight, PowerShell, and Entity Framework     479

    Understanding the Entity Framework     479

    Introducing PowerShell     482

    Silverlight     483

    Index     485

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