Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime, C#, and .NET development. Led by programming expert Jeffrey Richter, a longtime consultant to the Microsoft .NET team - you’ll gain pragmatic insights for building robust, reliable, and responsive apps and components. Fully updated for .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 Delivers a thorough grounding in the .NET Framework architecture, runtime environment, and other key topics, including asynchronous programming and the new Windows Runtime Provides extensive code samples in Visual C# 2012 Features authoritative, pragmatic guidance on difficult development concepts such as generics and threading
This book is your hands-on reference guide to developing applications with the common language runtime (CLR) and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, with examples in C++. Programmers who are fluent in a development language and familiar with the basics of the Microsoft .NET Framework can do more with their code. By mastering the common language runtime (CLR), programmers reap the benefits of more efficiency and reusability, better resource management, better administration and deployment, and more robust security. This book, thoroughly revised for .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, delivers focused, pragmatic guidance on how to exploit the CLR to build, package, and deploy any kind of application or component. Targeted to advanced developers and software designers, this book takes you under the covers of .NET for an in-depth understanding of its structure, functions, and operational components, demonstrating the most practical ways to apply this knowledge to your own development efforts. You'll master fundamental design tenets and get expert insights for creating high-performance applications more easily and efficiently. The book features extensive code samples in the C++ programming language. The Microsoft .NET Framework provides a dependable foundation for constructing smart client, Web, and mobile device-based applications that integrate by design and deploy efficiently across the enterprise. The key components of the .NET Framework are the CLR and the .NET Framework class library, which includes Microsoft ADO.NET, Microsoft ASP.NET, and Microsoft Windows Forms. The .NET Framework provides a managed execution environment, simplified development and deployment, andintegration with a wide variety of programming languages. In version 2.0, the .NET Framework further extends the capabilities of developers by introducing significant enhancements across each of its functional areas. New classes give developers more efficient access to frequently used components, such as printers, the file system, and the registry. It also provides significant improvements to reliability and scalability.
Delve inside the Windows Runtime - and learn best ways to design and build Windows Store apps. Guided by Jeffrey Richter, a recognized expert in Windows and .NET programming, along with principal Windows consultant Maarten van de Bospoort, you'll master essential concepts. And you'll gain practical insights and tips for how to architect, design, optimize, and debug your apps. With this book, you will: Learn how to consume Windows Runtime APIs from C# Understand the principles of architecting Windows Store apps See how to build, deploy, and secure app packages Understand how apps are activated and the process model controlling their execution Study the rich features available when working with files and folders Explore how to transfer, compress, and encrypt data via streams Design apps that give the illusion of running using live tiles, background transfers, and background tasks Share data between apps using the clipboard and the Share charm Get advice for monetizing your apps through the Windows Store About This Book Requires working knowledge of Microsoft .NET Framework, C#, and the Visual Studio IDE Targeted to programmers building Windows Store apps Some chapters also useful to those building desktop apps Technologies Covered Windows 8.1 Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Best-selling genius Herb Schildt covers everything from keywords, syntax, and libraries, to advanced features such as overloading, inheritance, virtual functions, namespaces, templates, and RTTI—plus, a complete description of the Standard Template Library (STL).
Foundations of C++/CLI: The Visual C++ Language for .NET 3.5 introduces C++/CLI, Microsoft's extensions to the C++ syntax that allow you to target the common language runtime, the key to the heart of the .NET Framework 3.5. This book gives you a small, fast–paced primer that will kick–start your journey into the world of C++/CLI. In 13 no–fluff chapters, Microsoft insiders take readers into the core of the C++/CLI language and explain both how the language elements work and how Microsoft intends them to be used. This book is a beginner's guide, but it assumes a familiarity with programming basics. And it concentrates on explaining the aspects of C++/CLI that make it the most powerful and fun language of the .NET Framework. As such, this book is ideal if you're thinking of migrating to C++/CLI from another language. By the end of this book, you'll have a thorough grounding in the core language elements together with the confidence to explore further that comes from a solid understanding of a language's syntax and grammar.