Completely rewritten for experienced programmers, this book provides many code examples to help you work with the nuts and bolts of C# code, such as generics, dynamic typing, and the new asynchronous programming features. You’ll also get up to speed on XAML, ASP.NET, LINQ, and other .NET tools.Discover how C# supports fundamental coding features such as classes, other custom types, collections, and error handlingUnderstand the differences between dynamic and static typing in C#Query and process diverse data sources such as in-memory object models, databases, and XML documents with LINQUse .NET’s multithreading features to exploit your computer’s parallel processing capabilitiesLearn how the new asynchronous language features can help improve application responsiveness and scalabilityUse XAML to create Windows 8-style, phone, and classic desktop applications
In this sixth edition, .NET experts Ian Griffiths, Matthew Adams, and Jesse Liberty cover the latest enhancements to C#, as well as the fundamentals of both the language and framework. You'll learn concurrent programming with C# 4.0, and how to use .NET tools such as the Entity Framework for easier data access, and the Silverlight platform for browser-based RIA development.Learn C# fundamentals, such as variables, flow control, loops, and methodsBuild complex programs with object-oriented and functional programming techniquesProcess large collections of data with the native query features in LINQCommunicate across networks with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)Learn the advantages of C# 4.0's dynamic language featuresBuild interactive Windows applications with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)Create rich web applications with Silverlight and ASP.NET
WPF is the new presentation framework for Windows Vista that also works with Windows XP. It's a cornucopia of new technologies, which includes a new graphics engine that supports 3-D graphics, animation, and more; an XML-based markup language, called XAML, for declaring the structure of your Windows UI; and a radical new model for controls.
This second edition includes new chapters on printing, XPS, 3-D, navigation, text and documents, along with a new appendix that covers Microsoft's new WPF/E platform for delivering richer UI through standard web browsers -- much like Adobe Flash. Content from the first edition has been significantly expanded and modified. Programming WPF includes:Scores of C# and XAML examples that show you what it takes to get a WPF application up and running, from a simple "Hello, Avalon" program to a tic-tac-toe gameInsightful discussions of the powerful new programming styles that WPF brings to Windows development, especially its new model for controlsA color insert to better illustrate WPF support for 3-D, color, and other graphics effectsA tutorial on XAML, the new HTML-like markup language for declaring Windows UIAn explanation and comparison of the features that support interoperability with Windows Forms and other Windows legacy applications
WPF represents the best of the control-based Windows world and the content-based web world. Programming WPF helps you bring it all together.