C# 2008 for Programmers (3rd ed.)

by Paul J. Deitel, Harvey Deitel

Series: Deitel Developer Series

The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to C# and the powerful Microsoft® .NET Framework


Written for programmers with a background in C++, Java or other high-level languages, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores Microsoft’s C# language and .NET Framework 3.5 in depth. The book is updated for Visual Studio® 2008 and C# 3.0, and presents C# concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, line-by-line code descriptions, and program outputs. The book features 200+ C# applications with about 20,000 lines of proven C# code, and hundreds of tips that will help you build robust applications.


Start with a concise introduction to C# using an early classes and objects approach, then rapidly move on to more advanced topics, including the .NET Framework 3.5, LINQ, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX, WCF web services and Silverlight™. You’ll enjoy the Deitels’ classic treatment of object-oriented programming and the OOD/UML™ ATM case study, including a complete C# implementation. When you’re finished, you’ll have everything you need to build next-generation Windows applications, web applications and web services.


TheDeitel® Developer Series isdesigned for practicing programmers. The series presents focused treatments of emerging technologies, including .NET, Java™, web services, Internet and web development, and more.      


Practical, example-rich coverage of:


  • .Net Framework 3.5
  • Types, Arrays, LINQ to Objects
  • Exception Handling
  • LINQ, Object/Collection Initializers
  • OOP: Classes, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Interfaces
  • WinForms, WPF, XAML, Event Handling
  • WPF Graphics/Multimedia, Silverlight
  • Lists, Queues, Stacks, Trees
  • Generic Collections, Generic Methods and Classes
  • XML®, LINQ to XML
  • Database, SQL, LINQ to SQL
  • Web Forms, Web Controls
  • WCF Web Services
  • And more

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Pre-Publication Reviewer Testimonials


“The ultimate, comprehensive book that teaches you how to program using the latest Microsoft technologies. Excellent explanations, lots of examples, all the necessary theoretical background and all the latest technologies for desktop, web and databases. The best overview of Silverlight.“

–Kirill Osenkov, Microsoft


“An excellent, true objects-first book. Excellent introduction to collections. The generics material is a real asset.“
–Gavin Osborne, Saskatchewan Institutue of Applied Science & Technology


“The early Introduction to Classes and Objects is brilliant. Coverage of ASP.NET 3.5 is exceptional. Includes a great introduction to ASP.NET AJAX.“

–José Antonio González Seco, Parliament of Andalusia


“Great chapter on polymorphism.“

–Eric Lippert, Microsoft


“Illustrates the best practices of C# programming. Teaches how to ‘program in the large,’ with material on object-oriented programming and software engineering principles.“

–Mingsheng Hong, Cornell University


“Excellent introduction to the world of .NET, using the Deitels’ live-code approach and real-world examples.“

–Bonnie Berent, Microsoft C# MVP


“Excellent chapter on exceptions. Very good chapter on Winforms GUIs.“

–Marcelo Guerra Hahn, Microsoft


“Perfect for professionals. Thorough introductions to the debugger and LINQ.“

–Vinay Ahuja, Microsoft


“The TV/video viewer will enthuse readers and help them see how complex graphics effects can be created easily in WPF. A good example of data binding in WPF.“

—Ged Mead, Microsoft MVP, DevCity.Net


“An excellent introduction to XML, LINQ to XML and related technologies.“

—Helena Kotas, Microsoft


“Good overview of relational databases. It hits on the right LINQ to SQL idioms.“

—Alex Turner, Microsoft


“Great overview of producing and consuming web services with WCF.“

—Dan Crevier, Microsoft

  • Pearson Education; September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780137011803
  • Edition: 3
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: C# 2008 for Programmers
  • Series: Deitel Developer Series
  • Author: Paul J. Deitel; Harvey Deitel
  • Imprint: Prentice Hall

About The Author

Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel and Associates, Inc., has 45 years of academic and industry experience in the computer field. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Dept at Boston College before founding Deitel and Associates, Inc., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel and Associates, Inc., is a graduate of MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He has delivered Java, C, C++ , C#, and Visual Basic courses to industry clients, including many of the Fortune 500.