Illustrated C# 2010

By Daniel Solis

The unique, visual format of Illustrated C# 2010 utilizes clean, simple figures and diagrams, specially created by author Daniel Solis to help you understand and get to work with C# fast.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3282-7
  • 744 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: December 14, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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This book presents the C# 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 C# 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 lightbulbs 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#, this is just what you’re looking for.

What you’ll learn

  • Details of the C# 2010 language presented in a clear, concise treatment
  • New features in the latest version of .NET, 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

Table of Contents

  1. C# and the .NET Framework
  2. Overview of C# Programming
  3. Types, Storage and Variables
  4. Classes: The Basics
  5. Methods
  6. More about Classes
  7. Classes and Inheritance
  8. Expressions and Operators
  9. Statements
  10. Namespaces and Assemblies
  11. Exceptions
  12. Structs
  13. Enumerations
  14. Arrays
  15. Delegates
  16. Events
  17. Interfaces
  18. Conversions
  19. Generics
  20. Enumerators and Iterators
  21. Introduction to LINQ
  22. Introduction to Asynchronous Programming
  23. Preprocessor Directives
  24. Reflection and Attributes
  25. Other Topics
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On page Kindle Version from amazon Location 1423 of 11655:
in Chapter 4, Class Members, Explicit and Implicit Field Initialization. There is an example of declaring fields that reads:

MyClass    
{        
int    F1;         // Initialized to 0    - value type
string F2;      // Initialized to null - reference type        
int    F3; = 25;    // Initialized to 25        
string F4 = "abcd";            // Initialized to "abcd"    
}
There is an extraneous ';' after F3 declaration..

On page 82:
in the declaration of the Avg method inside the MyClass class, it reads :

return (input1 + input2) / 2.0F;

i would better write :

return (input1 + imput2)/2;

".0F" at the end of the line is useless. and, it provokes an error !

On page 83:
the variables of the func1 function reads as follows :

float j = 2.6F;
float k = 5.1F;

i am not sure the "F" character actually makes sense.

i would better write :

float j = 2.6;
float k = 5.1;