C# 5.0 Pocket Reference: Instant Help for C# 5.0 Programmers

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 30, 2012 - Computers - 224 pages

When you need answers for programming with C# 5.0, this practical and tightly focused book tells you exactly what you need to know—without long introductions or bloated samples. Easy to browse, it’s ideal as quick reference or as a guide to get you rapidly up to speed if you already know Java, C++, or an earlier version of C#.

Written by the authors of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell, this book covers the entire C# 5.0 language, including:

  • All of C#’s fundamentals
  • Advanced topics such as operator overloading, type constraints, covariance & contravariance, iterators, nullable types, operator lifting, lambda expressions & closures
  • LINQ, starting with sequences, lazy execution and standard query operators, and finishing with a complete reference to query expressions
  • Dynamic binding and C# 5.0’s new asynchronous functions
  • Unsafe code & pointers, custom attributes, preprocessor directives, and XML documentation
 

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Joseph Albahari is author of C# 3.0 in a Nutshell, LINQ Pocket Reference, and C# 3.0 Pocket Reference. He has been developing large-scale enterprise applications on .NET and other platforms for more than 15 years, and is author of LINQPad, the popular utility for querying databases in LINQ. Joseph is currently a freelance consultant.

Ben Albahari is the founder of Take On It. He was a Program Manager at Microsoft for 5 years, where he worked on several projects, including the .NET Compact Framework and ADO.NET.

Ben was the cofounder of Genamics, a provider of tools for C# and J++ programmers, as well as software for DNA and protein sequence analysis. He is a co-author of C# Essentials, the first C# book from O'Reilly, and several editions of C# in a Nutshell.

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