C# Cookbook

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jan 30, 2006 - Computers - 1154 pages

With C# Cookbook, 2nd Edition, you'll be able to learn and improve your mastery of both the C# language and the .NET platform. This updated bestseller has been completely revised to account for C# 2.0, the latest version of this popular object-oriented programming language. It also includes more than 100 new code solutions (over 300 overall) to common problems and tasks that you're sure to face as a C# programmer.

Nearly every solution, or "recipe," contains a complete, documented code sample showing you how to solve the specific problem, as well as a detailed discussion of how and why the underling technology works. This question-solution-discussion format is a proven teaching method, as any fan of O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series can attest to. In fact, no other source offers a learn-as-you-go format quite like this.

C# Cookbook, 2nd Edition is organized into 20 chapters, each of which focuses on a particular topic in creating C# solutions. Here are just some of what's covered:

  • Numeric data types
  • Strings and characters
  • Classes and structures
  • Generics
  • Exception handling
  • Delegates, events, and anonymous methods
  • Filesystem interactions
  • Web site access
  • XML usage (including XPath and XSLT)
  • Networking
  • Threading
  • Unsafe code

Best of all, you don't have to be an experienced C# or .NET developer to use C# Cookbook, 2nd Edition. You just have to be someone who wants to solve a problem now, without having to learn all the related theory first.

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About the author (2006)

Jay Hilyard has been developing applications for the Windows platform for over 15 years and for .NET for more than 7 of those. Jay has published multiple articles in MSDN Magazine and he currently works on the New Product Team at Newmarket International in Portsmouth, NH. When not immersed in .NET, Jay spends his time with his family and rooting for the Patriots.

Stephen Teilhet earned a degree in electrical engineering, but soon afterwards began to write software for the Windows platform. For the last 11 years, he's worked for several consulting firms on a wide range of projects, specializing in Visual Basic, Visual C++, MTS, COM, MSMQ, and SQL Server. He has been working with the .NET technologies since the pre-alpha version of the 1.0 .NET framework was being developed by Microsoft. Currently he works for Ounce Labs where he is working on enhancing their static security code analysis tool to find vulnerabilities in several languages including the .NET languages.