TestimonialsGreat organization to speed through the material. I was aware of much of the material already, but the detail on Generics was FANTASTIC. I will be looking into Mark's book and blog!
- Seminar Attendee, TechEd 2011, Atlanta, GA
Essential C# 5.0 is a well-organized, “no-fluff” guide to the latest versions of C# for programmers at all levels of C# experience.
Fully updated to reflect new features and programming patterns introduced with C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5, this guide shows you how to write C# code that is simple, powerful, robust, secure, and maintainable. Microsoft MVP Mark Michaelis and C# principal developer Eric Lippert provide comprehensive coverage of the entire language, offering a complete foundation for effective software development.
The authors illustrate key constructs with succinct, downloadable code examples. Graphical mind maps at the beginning of each chapter outline the material that is covered and how individual topics interrelate. This edition also includes C# Coding Guidelines that call attention to today’s best practices for writing C# code. Separate indexes of C# versions 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 make it easy to find answers specific to whatever version of C# you are using.
Throughout, topics intended for beginners and advanced readers are clearly marked. If you’re new to C#, this guide will help you start writing significant code quickly. If you’re an experienced C# developer, you’ll gain insight into today’s most complex programming challenges and techniques as you master key C# 5.0 innovations such as async/await pattern. No matter how advanced your skills become, you’ll come to rely on this indispensable reference.
“NOTE: this content is taken from the previous edition of Essential C# 3.5, not 4.0.”
The code is available on GitHub – feel free to make pull requests.
The sample code doesn’t contain every code listing within the book. If there are particular samples missing that you would like to have please email and let me know.
Special thanks to Kody Brown who did a ton of work reviewing, testing, and posting the code for this edition.
MARK MICHAELIS founded IntelliTect and serves as its chief technical architect and trainer. Since 1996, he has been a Microsoft MVP for C#, Visual Studio Team System, and the Windows SDK; in 2007, he was recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director. Michaelis serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, Connected Systems, Office/SharePoint, and Visual Studio. He speaks at developer conferences and has written many articles and books.
ERIC LIPPERT is a principal developer on the C# compiler team at Microsoft, and a member of the C# language design team. He has worked on the design and implementation of several Microsoft languages, and on Visual Studio Tools for Office.