Professional C# 2005, 3/e
Christian Nagel, Bill Evjen, Jay Glynn, Karli Watson, Morgan Skinner, Allen Jones
Professional C# 2005 prepares you to program in C#, and it provides the necessary background information on how the .NET architecture works. It provides examples of applications that use a variety of related technologies, including database access, dynamic web pages, advanced graphics, and directory access. The only requirement is that you are familiar with at least one other high-level language used on Windows – either C++, VB, or J++.
It starts with a tutorial on C# and the .NET framework. This introduction assumes no prior knowledge of .NET, but it does move rapidly, on the assumption that the reader is an experienced programmer. Once this background knowledge is established, the book starts to sweep through the vast .NET class library, showing how you can use C# to solve various tasks. This comprehensive coverage is one of the key selling points of previous versions of the book, and is maintained and enhanced with this new edition by adding new chapters on Generics, ObjectSpaces, Yukon, and Indigo. Some reference material is included either as appendices or is available to download from the Wrox website.
After the introduction and initial chapter, the book is divided into a number of sections that cover both the C# language and its application in a variety of areas. Coverage includes:
• Writing Windows applications and Windows services
• Writing web pages and web services with ASP.NET
• Manipulating XML using C# 2005
• Understanding .NET Assemblies
• Using ADO.NET to access databases
• Integration with COM, COM+, and Active Directory
• Distributed applications with .NET Remoting
• Generating graphics using C# 2005
• Accessing files and the Registry, and controlling .NET security
Table of Contents:
Part I: The C# Language.
Chapter 1: .NET Architecture.
Chapter 2: C# Basics.
Chapter 3: Objects and Types.
Chapter 4: Inheritance.
Chapter 5: Operators and Casts.
Chapter 6: Delegates and Events.
Chapter 7: Memory Management and Pointers.
Chapter 8: Strings and Regular Expressions.
Chapter 9: Collections.
Chapter 10: Generics.
Chapter 11: Reflection.
Chapter 12: Errors and Exceptions.
Chapter 13: Threading.
Part II: The .NET Environment.
Chapter 14: Visual Studio 2005.
Chapter 15: Assemblies.
Chapter 16: .NET Security.
Chapter 17: Localization.
Chapter 18: Deployment.
Part III: Data.
Chapter 19: Data Access with .NET.
Chapter 20: .NET Programming with SQL Server 2005.
Chapter 21: Manipulating XML.
Chapter 22: Working with Active Directory.
Part IV: Windows Applications.
Chapter 23: Windows Forms.
Chapter 24: Viewing .NET Data.
Chapter 25: Graphics with GDI+.
Part V: Web Applications.
Chapter 26: ASP.NET Pages.
Chapter 27: ASP.NET Development.
Part VI: Communication.
Chapter 28: Web Services.
Chapter 29: .NET Remoting.
Chapter 30: Enterprise Services.
Chapter 31: Message Queuing.
Chapter 32: Future of Distributed Programming.
Part VII: Interop.
Chapter 33: COM Interoperability.
Part VIII: Windows Base Services.
Chapter 34: Manipulating Files and the Registry.
Chapter 35: Accessing the Internet.
Chapter 36: Windows Services.
Part IX: Appendices (Web Site Only).
Appendix A: Principles of Object-Oriented Programming.
Appendix B: C# for Visual Basic 6 Developers.
Appendix C: C# for Java Developers.
Appendix D: C# for C++ Developers.