This book presents the5.0 language in a uniquely succinct and visual format. Often in programming books, the information can be hidden in a vast sea of words. As a programmer who has over the years used a dozen programming languages, the author understands it can sometimes be difficult to slog through another 1,000-page book of dense text to learn a new language. There are likely many other programmers who feel the same way. To address this situation, this book explains 5.0 using figures; short, focused code samples; and clear, concise explanations.
Figures are of prime importance in this book. While teaching programming seminars, Daniel Solis found that he could almost watch the light bulbs going on over the students’ heads as he drew the figures on the whiteboard. In this text, he has distilled each important concept into simple but accurate illustrations. The visual presentation of the content will give you an understanding of C# that’s not possible with text alone.
For something as intricate and precise as a programming language, however, there must be text as well as figures. But rather than long, wordy explanations, Solis has used short, concise descriptions and bulleted lists to make each important piece of information visually distinct.
By the end of this book, you’ll have a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of the C# language, whether you’re a novice programmer or a seasoned veteran of other languages. If you want a long, leisurely, verbose explanation of the language, this is not the book for you. But if you want a concise, thorough, visual presentation of C# 5.0, this is just what you’re looking for.
What you’ll learn
Details of the C# 5.0 language presented in a clear, concise treatment
New features in the latest version of .NET, version 4.5, in the author’s unique visual style
How C# differs from and is similar to other programming languages, aiding migrating C++ and VB programmers who already know how languages work
Who this book is for
Visual Basic programmers interested in moving to C#
C++ programmers interested in moving to C#
Novice programmers interested in learning C#
Students in introductory programming classes learning C#
Table of Contents
C# and the .NET Framework
Overview of C# Programming
Types, Storage, and Variables
Classes: The Basics
More About Classes
Classes and Inheritance
Expressions and Operators
Enumerators and Iterators
Introduction to LINQ
Introduction to Asynchronous Programming
Namespaces and Assemblies
Reflection and Attributes
Paperback: 764 pages
Publisher: Apress; 4th Edition (July 2012)