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Preface Part I. The C SHARP Language 1. C SHARP and the .NET Framework The .NET Platform The .NET Framework Compilation and the MSIL The C SHARP Language 2. Getting Started: "Hello World" Classes, Objects, and Types Developing "Hello World" Using the Visual Studio .NET Debugger 3. C SHARP Language Fundamentals Types Variables and Constants Expressions Whitespace Statements Operators Namespaces Preprocessor Directives 4. Classes and Objects Defining Classes Creating Objects Using Static Members Destroying Objects Passing Parameters Overloading Methods and Constructors Encapsulating Data with Properties Readonly Fields 5. Inheritance and Polymorphism Specialization and Generalization Inheritance Polymorphism Abstract Classes The Root of all Classes: Object Boxing and Unboxing Types Nesting Classes 6. Operator Overloading Using the operator Keyword Supporting Other .NET Languages Creating Useful Operators Logical Pairs The Equals Operator Conversion Operators 7. Structs Defining Structs Creating Structs 8. Interfaces Implementing an Interface Accessing Interface Methods Overriding Interface Implementations Explicit Interface Implementation 9. Arrays, Indexers, and Collections Arrays The foreach Statement Indexers Collection Interfaces Array Lists Queues Stacks Dictionaries 10. Strings and Regular Expressions Strings Regular Expressions 11. Handling Exceptions Throwing and Catching Exceptions Exception Objects Custom Exceptions Rethrowing Exceptions 12. Delegates and Events Delegates Events Part II. Programming with C SHARP 13. Building Windows Applications Creating a Simple Windows Form Creating a Windows Form Application XML Documentation Comments Deploying an Application 14. Accessing Data with ADO.NET Relational Databases and SQL The ADO.NET Object Model Getting Started with ADO.NET Using OLE DB Managed Providers Working with Data-Bound Controls Changing Database Records ADO.NET and XML 15. Programming Web Applications with Web Forms Understanding Web Forms Creating a Web Form Adding Controls Data Binding Responding to Postback Events ASP.NET and C SHARP 16. Programming Web Services SOAP, WSDL, and Discovery Building a Web Service Creating the Proxy Part III. The CLR and the .NET Framework 17. Assemblies and Versioning PE Files Metadata Security Boundary Versioning Manifests Multi-Module Assemblies Private Assemblies Shared Assemblies 18. Attributes and Reflection Attributes Intrinsic Attributes Custom Attributes Reflection Reflection Emit 19. Marshaling and Remoting Application Domains Context Remoting 20. Threads and Synchronization Threads Synchronization Race Conditions and Deadlocks 21. Streams Files and Directories Reading and Writing Data Asynchronous I/O Network I/O Web Streams Serialization Isolated Storage 22. Programming .NET and COM Importing ActiveX Controls Importing COM Components Exporting .NET Components P/Invoke Pointers Appendix: C SHARP Keywords Index
Jesse Liberty is a practicing computer consultant, trainer, and best-selling author who specializes in object-oriented analysis and design as well as C/C++, .NET, and Web programming. His company, Liberty Associates, Inc., designs and builds applications for Fortune 100 firms. He also delivers intensive on-site seminars on object-oriented analysis and design for his clients. He has been a distinguished software engineer at AT&T, vice president for technology development at CitiBank, and software architect at Xerox.