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Essential C# 4.0 is a well-organized,“no-fluff” guide to all versions of C# for programmers at all levels of C# experience. This fully updated edition shows how to make the most of C# 4.0’s new features and programming patterns to write code that is simple, yet powerful.


This edition contains two new chapters on parallel programming, multi­threading, and concurrency, as well as extensive coverage of new C# 4.0 features: dynamic typing, variance, optional/named parameters, and many other new topics.


Mark Michaelis covers the C# language in depth, illustrating key constructs with succinct, downloadable code examples. Graphical “mind maps” at the beginning of each chapter show what material is covered and how individual topics interrelate. Topics intended for beginners and advanced readers are clearly marked, and the book includes indexes of C# versions (2.0, 3.0, and 4.0), which make it easy for readers to reference topics specific to a given release of C#.


Following an introduction to C#, readers learn about 

  • Best practices for object-oriented programming in C#
  • C# primitive data types, value and reference types, implicitly typed variables, anonymous types, plus dynamic typing in C# 4.0
  • Methods and parameters–including extension methods, partial meth­ods, and C# 4.0’s optional and named parameters
  • Generics, concurrent collections, and custom collections with iterators
  • Delegates, events, and lambda expressions
  • Collection interfaces and standard query operators
  • Query expressions and the tree expressions on which LINQ providers are based
  • Reflection, attributes, and dynamic programming
  • Parallel Query Processing with PLINQ
  • Multithreaded programming with the Task Parallel Library
  • Platform interoperability and unsafe code
  • The Common Language Infrastructure that underlies C# 

Whether you’re just starting out, are an experienced developer moving to C#, or are a seasoned C# programmer seeking to master C# 4.0’s most valuable enhancements, Essential C# 4.0 will help you write high-quality, highly effective code.


"Essential C# 4.0" is an well-organized, "no-fluff" guide to C# 4.0 for programmers at all levels of C# experience. This edition shows how to make the most of C# 4.0's new features and programming patterns to write code that is both simpler and more powerful.

About the Author

Mark Michaelis is an Enterprise Software Architect at Itron Inc. He recently started intelliTechture, a software engineering and consulting company with high end skills in Microsoft VSTS/TFS, BizTalk, SharePoint, and .NET 3.0. Mark also serves as a Chief Software Architect and Trainer for IDesign Inc. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mark is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Microsoft Most Valued Professional for Visual Studio, and serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C# and Visual Studio Team System.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1-Introducing C#

Chapter 2-Data Types

Chapter 3-Operators and Control Flow

Chapter 4-Methods and Parameters

Chapter 5-Classes

Chapter 6-Inheritance

Chapter 7-Interfaces

Chapter 8-Value Types

Chapter 9-Well-Formed Types

Chapter 10-Exception Handling

Chapter 11-Generics

Chapter 12-Delegates and Lambda Expressions

Chapter 13-Events

Chapter 14-Collection Interfaces with Standard Query Operators

Chapter 15-Query Expressions

Chapter 16-Building Custom Collections

Chapter 17-Reflection and Attributes

Chapter 18-Multithreading

Chapter 19-Multithreading Patterns

Chapter 20-Platform Interoperability and Unsafe Code

Chapter 21-The Common Language Infrastructure

Appendix A-Downloading and Installing the C# Compiler and the CLI Platform

Appendix B-Tic-Tac-Toe Listing

Product Details

Michaelis, Mark
Addison-Wesley Professional
Programming Languages - C
C (computer program language)
Computer Languages-C++
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Microsoft Windows Development Series
Publication Date:
March 2010
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9 x 7 x 1.918 in 1486 gr

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