Learning C# 2005

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2006 - Computers - 528 pages

If you're a novice programmer and you want to learn C#, there aren't many books that will guide you. Most C# books are written for experienced C++ and Java programmers. That's why Jesse Liberty, author of the best-selling books Programming C# and Programming ASP.NET, has written an entry-level guide to C#.

Written in a warm and friendly manner, Learning C# assumes no prior programming experience, and provides a thorough introduction to Microsoft's premier .NET language. The book helps you build a solid foundation in .NET, and shows you how to apply your skills through the use of dozens of tested examples. You'll learn about the syntax and structure of the C# language, including operators, classes and interfaces, structs, arrays, and strings.

Better yet, this updated edition of Learning C# has been completely revised to include the latest additions to the C# language plus a variety of learning aids to help lock-in new knowledge and skills. Here's what's new:

  • Extensive revisions to the text and examples to reflect C# 2005 and .NET 2.0 changes
  • An introduction to Visual Studio 2005, the most popular tool for building Windows and web applications
  • More than 200 questions and fully debugged programming exercises with solutions
  • A greater emphasis on event handling
  • New coverage of generics, generic collections, partial classes, anonymous methods and more.

By the time you've finished Learning C#, you'll be ready to move on to a more advanced programming guide that will help you create large-scale web and Windows applications.

Whether you have a little object-oriented programming experience or you are new to programming altogether, Learning C# will set you firmly on your way to mastering the essentials of the C# language.


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Visual Studio 2005
ObjectOriented Programming
Classes and Objects
Inside Methods
Basic Debugging
Generics and Collections
Throwing and Catching Exceptions
Delegates and Events
Creating Windows Applications
Programming ASP NET Applications
Answers to Quizzes and Exercises

Inheritance and Polymorphism
Operator Overloading

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Jesse Liberty is the bestselling author of "Programming ASP.NET", "Programming C#", and a dozen other books on web and object oriented programming. He is president of Liberty Associates, Inc., for which he provides contract programming, consulting and on-site training in ASP.NET, C#, C++ and related topics. Jesse was a Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T, and Vice President for technology development at Citibank.

Brian MacDonald is an editor of programming and networking books. He has edited books for several major publishers on topics from securing Windows servers to PHP web programming to running an eBay business. His work for O'Reilly includes Programming ASP.NET and Programming .NET Components. He lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with his wife and son.

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