After a dozen years of incremental changes, C# has become one of the most versatile programming languages available. With this comprehensive guide, youll learn just how powerful the combination of C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5 can be. Author Ian Griffiths guides you through C# 5.0 fundamentals and teaches you techniques for building web and desktop applications, including Windows 8-style apps.
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. Youll 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 handling
Understand 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 LINQ
Use .NETs multithreading features to exploit your computers parallel processing capabilities
Learn how the new asynchronous language features can help improve application responsiveness and scalability
Use XAML to create Windows 8-style, phone, and classic desktop applications