C#.Net Developer's Guide - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781928994503, 9780080476360

C#.Net Developer's Guide

1st Edition

Authors: Adrian Turtschi Jason Werry Greg Hack Joseph Albahari
Paperback ISBN: 9781928994503
eBook ISBN: 9780080476360
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 12th January 2002
Page Count: 608
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Microsoft's C# ("C sharp") is a modern, object-oriented programming language built from the ground up to exploit the power of XML-based Web services on Microsoft's new .NET platform. With its Visual C++ development system heritage, C# will enable millions of C and C++ developers to use existing skills to rapidly build sophisticated XML-based .NET applications. Why Will Web Developers Switch to C#? ...Because it's the ideal solution for C and C++ programmers who need to combine rapid development with the power to access all the functionality of the Microsoft.NET platform. They want an environment that is completely in sync with emerging Web standards and one that provides easy integration with existing applications. C#.net Web Developer's Guide will enhance developer productivity and help them eliminate programming errors that can lead to increased development costs. This book teaches Web developers to quickly and easily build solutions for the Microsoft .NET platform. Web developers will learn to use C# components to build Web services and applications that are available across the Internet, from any application running on any platform.

Key Features

  • Timely coverage of newly released product - programmers and developers are anxious to learn about the new technology
  • Comes with Syngress' revolutionary wallet-sized CD containing a printable HTML version of the book and all of the source code examples and demos of popular C# upgrade and programming tools

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introducing the Microsoft .NET Platform


Introducing the.NET Platform

Microsoft .NET and Windows DNA

Microsoft .NET Architecture Hierarchy

Features of the .NET Platform

Multilanguage Development

Platform and Processor Independence

Automatic Memory Management

Versioning Support

Support for Open Standards

Easy Deployment

Distributed Architecture

Interoperability with Unmanaged Code


Performance and Scalability

Components of the .NET Architecture

.NET Runtime

Managed/Unmanaged Code

Intermediate Language

Common Type System

.NET Base Class Library (BCL)



Assemblies and Modules

Assembly Cache


Just In Time Compilation

Garbage Collection

Exploring the Code Cycle

The Pursuit of Standardization

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 2 Introducing C# Programming


Getting Started

Creating Your First C# Program

Compiling and Executing

Defining a Class

Declaring the MainMethod

Organizing Libraries with Namespaces

Using the using Keyword

Adding Comments

Introducing Data Types

Value Types

Reference Types

Explaining Control Structures

Using the ifStatement

Using the if-elseStatement

Using the switch caseStatement

Using the forStatement

Using the whileStatement

Using the do whileStatement

Using the breakStatement

Using the continueStatement

Using the returnStatement

Using the gotoStatement

Understanding Properties and Indexers

Using Properties

Accessing Lists with Indexers

Using Delegates and Events



Using Exception Handling

Using the tryBlock

Using the catchBlock

Using the finallyBlock

Using the throwStatement

Understanding Inheritance

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 3 Visual Studio.NET IDE


Introducing Visual Studio.NET

Components of VS.NET

Design Window

Code Window

Server Explorer


Docking Windows

Properties Explorer

Solution Explorer

Object Browser

Dynamic Help

Task List Explorer

Features of VS.NET


XML Editor

Documentation Generation (XML Embedded Commenting)

Customizing the IDE

Creating a Project


Creating a Project

Add Reference

Build the Project

Debugging a Project

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 4 Windows Forms


Introducing Windows Forms

Writing a Simple Windows Forms Application

Adding Controls

Adding an Event Handler

Adding Controls at Runtime

Attaching an Event Handler at Runtime

Writing a Simple Text Editor

Starting the Project

Creating a Menu

Adding a New Form

Creating a Multiple Document Interface

Creating a Dialog Form

Using Form Inheritance

Adding a TabControl

Anchoring Controls

Connecting the Dialog

Using the ListView and TreeView Controls

Building an ImageList

Adding a ListView

Attaching a Context Menu

Adding a TreeView

Adding a Splitter

Implementing Drag and Drop

Creating Controls

Creating a User Control

Writing a Custom Control

Subclassing Controls

Custom Controls in Internet Explorer

Setting Up IIS

Creating a Virtual Directory

Writing a Test Page

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 5 Network Programming: Using TCP and UDP Protocols


Introducing Networking and Sockets

Introduction to TCP

Introduction to UDP

Introduction to Ports



Example TCP Command Transmission and Processing

General Usage of Needed .NET Classes

The Server

The Client

Compiling and Running the Example

Example UDP Command Transmission and Processing

General Usage of Needed .NET Classes

The Server

The Client

Compiling and Running the Example

Creating a News Ticker Using UDP Multicasting

General Usage of Needed .NET Classes

The Server

The Client

Compiling and Running the Example

Creating a UDP Client Server Chat Application

The TCPServerSessionClass

The TCPServerClass

The Chat Protocol

The ChatServerClass

The ChatClientClass

Compiling and Running the Example

Creating a TCP P2P File Sharing Application

The Remote File Stream Protocol

The RemoteFileStreamServerClass

The RemoteFileStreamProxyClass

The FileSharingPeerClass

Compiling and Running the Example

Access to Web Resources

General Usage of Needed .NET Classes

A Web Access Client

Compiling and Running the Example

Request Method


Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 6 Remoting


Introducing Remoting

Remoting Architecture

Creating a Simple Remoting Client Server

Creating the Remote Server Object

Creating the Hosting Application

Creating the Client Application

Understanding the Remoting Code

Improving the Sample Application

Creating an Intranet Application

Object Lifetime and Leasing

Creating Service-Based Applications

Building a Versioned Remoting Application

Summary/Solution Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 7 Message Queuing Using MSMQ


Introducing MSMQ

MSMQ Architecture

Installing MSMQ

Creating a Simple Application

Understanding the Messaging Code

Setting Queue Options

Creating a Complex Application

Creating the MSMQGraphics Drawing Library

Creating the DrawingSender Project

Creating the DrawingReceiver Project

Creating an Asynchronous Application

Using Public Queues While Disconnected from the Network

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 8 ADO.NET


Introducing ADO.NET

ADO.NET Architecture

Understanding the ConnectionObject

Building the Connection String

Understanding the CommandObject

Understanding DataReaders

Understanding DataSets and DataAdapters

Differences between DataReader Model and DataSet Model

Understanding the DataViewObject

Working with System.Data.OleDb

Using DataReaders

Using DataSets

Working with SQL.NET

Using Stored Procedures

Working with Odbc.NET

Using DSN Connection

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 9 Working with XML


Introduction to XML

Explaining XML DOM

Explaining XPath

Explaining XSL

Explaining XML Schemas

XML Classes in the .NET Framework

Working with XML DOM

Creating an Empty XML DOM Document

Adding an Element to the XML Document

Updating an Element in the XML Document

Deleting an Element in the XML Document

Loading and Saving the XML Document

Working with XML and Relational Data

XML and the DataSetClass

XML Schemas and the DataSetClass

Traversing Relations in the DataSetClass

Working with XPath and XSL Transformations

Working with XPath

Working with XSL

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 10 ASP.NET


Introducing the ASP.NET Architecture

ASP.NET Server Controls

Working with User Controls

Custom Controls

Understanding the Web.config File

Using the Global.asax Page

Working with Web Forms

Creating a Simple Web Form

Building an XML Poll

Working with ADO.NET

Building a Message Board with SQL

Building a Shopping Cart with SQL

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 11 Web Services


The Case for Web Services

The Role of SOAP


Why Web Services?

The World of Web Services

Web Service Standards

Wiring Up Distributed Objects—The SOAP Protocol

Describing Web Services—WSDL

Discovering Web Services—DISCO

Publishing Web Services—UDDI

Working with Web Services

Passing Complex Data Types

Error Handling

Writing a SOAP Client Application

Passing Objects

Passing Relational Data

Passing XML Documents

Working with UDDI

SOAP Headers

Advanced Web Services

Maintaining State


Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 12 Building a Jokes Web Service


Motivation and Requirements for the Jokes Web Service

Functional Application Design

Defining Public Methods

Defining the Database Schema

Defining the Web Service Architecture

Implementing the Jokes Data Repository

Installing the Database

Creating the Stored Procedures

Implementing the Jokes Middle Tier

Setting Up the Visual Studio Project

Developing the Error Handler

Developing the Database Access Component

Developing the User Administration Service

Developing the Jokes Service

Creating a Client Application

Some Ideas to Improve the Jokes Web Service

Summary/Solutions Fast Track/Frequently Asked Questions



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About the Author

Adrian Turtschi

Jason Werry

Greg Hack

Joseph Albahari


"C# is the driver in the new .NET Framework..." -- Dr. Dobb's Journal