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C# 2008 Programmer's Reference Paperback – Nov 3 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (Nov. 3 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470285818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470285817
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,033,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

C# 2008 Programmer's Reference

The 2008 version of C# comes with the .NET Framework and boasts many new features that make it even more intuitive and powerful than previous iterations. Offering you a complete reference on the new 2008 release, this authoritative book is essential reading—no matter your level of experience.

You'll learn the C# language fundamentals and application development using C# as you gradually master the complex array of new language options and parameters that C# 2008 offers. Plus, you'll discover how to find the right options for best programming practices and results. Code examples help illustrate each concept, while chapters independent of one another allow you to jump to specific areas of interest. Valuable appendices cover the list of C# keywords, the .NET class libraries, and document generation using the Sandcastle utility. With this ideal resource and reference by your side, you'll come to understand the features that make C# 2008 a more powerful programming language than ever before.

What you will learn from this book

  • The fundamentals of the C# language and object-oriented programming

  • Different types of inheritance and how it enables code reuse

  • How you can use generics to enhance efficiency and type-safety in your applications

  • Ways to use LINQ queries for data retrieval

  • Techniques for writing multithreaded applications using the Thread class in the .NET Framework

  • Methods for using the C# language to build Windows, Web and Windows Mobile applications

  • How to build Windows Communication Foundation services and understand the theories behind them

  • How to build RIA applications using Silverlight 1.0 and 2

Who this book is for
This book is for C# developers of all levels of experience who are looking for a comprehensive overview of the language.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.

About the Author

Wei - Meng Lee, Microsoft MVP, is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions ( ), a technology company specializing in hands - on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies.
Wei - Meng writes extensively for online publications such as and the O’Reilly Network and magazines such as CoDe Magazine and asp.netPRO magazine on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. He is also the author of Professional Windows Vista Gadgets Programming (Wrox) and Practical .NET 2.0 Networking Projects (Apress).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9f59cf24) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f5a00b4) out of 5 stars Straightforward book Oct. 25 2009
By NY - Published on
Format: Paperback
Initially, I did not like the book as I was using it as a reference like a dictionary. But once I started reading it by the page sequence, I started to see the progression of the topics. It is a straightforward C# book that cuts the unnecessary wordiness of some books and goes straight to the point. Highly recommended. There is also a very useful run-through of C# development using Visual Studio 2008.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f3ef534) out of 5 stars Well structured and detailed reference for developers at all levels Dec 3 2008
By SevernFoot - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book walks the user from the fundamental principles of C# development through to the latest language features such as LINQ. The second part of the book shows you how to apply this knowledge to various target systems from desktop to mobile devices and web applications including the latest Silverlight 2.0. The appendices provide useful material too such as the often overlooked process of generating documentation from your C# code.
It provides a good understanding of C# development for the beginner while also providing a well structured reference book which more experienced developers can dip into - Highly recommended!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f3efd14) out of 5 stars Good Book April 25 2011
By carrie - Published on
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This book is easy to read and understand. It covers the basics and goes into more advanced topics. You can use it as a reference or read it from the beginning if you are new to C#. I have been using C# for years, but started by skimming the first chapters and was able to pick up a few new things and increase my understanding of others.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f3c2e70) out of 5 stars Great book ! Highly recommended ! Jan. 22 2009
By Lim Boon Tiong - Published on
Format: Paperback
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to have a head start in learning C# programming. It has a lot of coverage from the language to application development. There are a lot of sample codes to guide you through.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f447144) out of 5 stars Waste of money July 8 2014
By Eb - Published on
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Because of the title, I bought this as a reference, even thought 2008 is long gone. But this is NOT a reference book. It is not organized as a reference but as a text book. Like many technical books, this is just an echo of the official help files.
Further, the book lacks a comprehensive index. The first couple of items I tried to look up were simply missing from the index.