C# Essentials

The book itself is quite thin but covers enough of C# to make it useful for an introduction and to see the potential for the .NET framework.

The topics covered:

  • Introduction and tutorial for C#
  • The Common Language Runtime (CLR)
  • A minimal program in C#
  • Identifiers and variables
  • Inheritance
  • Classes and interfaces
  • Arrays
  • Enums
  • Delegates
  • Events
  • Exception handling
  • Attributes
  • Unsafe code
  • Programming with the built-in .NET Framework classes
  • Math and string classes
  • Collections
  • Support for regular expressions
  • I/O and networking classes
  • Threading
  • .NET assemblies and deployment issues
  • Reflection
  • Interoperability with COM and .NET
  • Overview of .NET packages for common programming tasks (including collections, Web services, XML, and Web-based applications)
  • Essential .NET tools
  • References to C# keywords
  • References and format specifiers
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