C#: A Programmer's Introduction

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Introduces the basics of the .NET environment, the C# language, object-oriented programming, and XML-based web services. Written for novice programmers, the guide focuses on program clarity through the reliable techniques of structured programming, object-based programming, and event-driven programming. Topics include methods, arrays, inheritance, exception handling, the graphical user interface, strings, databases and SQL, ASP.NET, FCL collections, and accessibility. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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C# A Programmers Introduction is written for novices and practicing programmers, who want to learn C# through the introductory level. If you already own C# How To Program, 1/e, you should not purchase C# A Programmers Introduction. However, you may be interested in our ASP .NET with C# for Experienced Programmers, which will be published in Summer 2003. Students should not purchase C# A Programmers Introduction. Instead, students should purchase C# How To Program, 1/e, as it contains self-review exercises and other ancillary materials suitable for self-study and classroom use. We also recommend that everyone consider The Complete C# Training Course, 1/e, which includes C# How to Program, 1/e, and the C# Cyber Classroom--an interactive, multimedia, Windows-based CD-ROM. The Complete Training Course offers a great value and provides a powerful learning tool for readers who want to pursue C# programming through the intermediate level.

The practicing programmer's Deitel Live-Code introduction to C# and the powerful Microsoft .NET Framework

This new book in the Deitel Developer Series introduces Microsoft's C# language, using the Deitels' signature Live-Code approach to teaching programming. Every important fundamental C# concept is presented in the context of a fully-tested program, complete with syntax shading, detailed line-by-line descriptions and program outputs. The book features 152 Live-Code programs that contain 11,500 lines of C# program code. In addition, the book includes 353 programming tips that show you how to build code that is portable, reusable and optimized for performance.

Start by learning the basics of the Visual Studio .NET integrated development environment. Then move on to C# fundamentals, including control structures, methods and arrays. Next comes the Deitels' classic treatment of object-based and object-oriented programming, exception handling, and graphical-user-interface programming. Finally, begin learning about the key technologies you will need to build next generation XML-based Web services, including ASP .NET, ADO .NET and XML.

Dr. Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel are the founders of Deitel & Associates, Inc., the internationally recognized IT content-creation and corporate-training organization. Together with their colleagues at Deitel & Associates, Inc., they have written the successful How to Program Series of college textbooks that hundreds of thousands of students and professionals throughout the world have used to master programming in C, C++, Java, C#, VB .NET, Perl, Python, and other languages.

The Deitel Developer Series is designed for practicing programmers. The series presents focused treatments of emerging technologies, including .NET, J2EE, Web services and more. Each book in the series contains the same Live-Code teaching methodology used so successfully in the Deitels' How to Program Series college textbooks and instructor-led corporate-training courses. The series includes a broad selection of books suitable for three types of readers:

A Technical Introduction Broad overviews of new technologies for programmers, technical managers and other technical professionals A Programmer's Introduction Focused treatments of programming fundamentals for practicing programmers and for novices For Experienced Programmers Detailed treatments of language topics for experienced programmers


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Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 41 years' experience in the computing field, including extensive industry and academic experience. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He worked on the pioneering virtual-memory operating-systems projects at IBM and MIT that developed techniques now widely implemented in systems such as Unix, Linux? and Windows XP. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. He is the author or co-author of several dozen books and multimedia packages and is writing many more. With translations published in Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, French, Polish, Italian, Portuguese and Greek, Dr. Deitel's texts have earned international recognition. Dr. Deitel has delivered professional seminars to major corporations, and to government organizations and various branches of the military.

Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java, C, C++ and Internet and World Wide Web programming courses to industry clients including Compaq, Sun Microsystems, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Software, Boeing, Dell, Stratus, Fidelity, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Lucent Technologies, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storms Laboratory, IBM and many other organizations. He has lectured on C++ and Java for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and has taught satellite-based Java courses through a cooperative venture of Deitel & Associates, Inc., Prentice Hall and the Technology Education Network. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world's best-selling programming language textbook authors.

Tem R. Nieto, Director of Product Development of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied engineering and computing. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered courses for industry clients including Sun Microsystems, Compaq, EMC, Stratus, Fidelity, NASDAQ, Art Technology, Progress Software, Toys "R" Us, Operational Support Facility of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Nynex, Motorola, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Banyan, Schlumberger, University of Notre Dame, NASA, Hewlett-Packard, various military installations and many others. He has co-authored numerous books and multimedia packages with the Deitels and has contributed to virtually every Deitel & Associates, Inc., publication.

Cheryl H. Yaeger, Director of Microsoft Software Publications with Deitel & Associates, Inc., graduated from Boston University in three years with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Cheryl has co-authored various Deitel & Associates publications, including C# How to Program, C# A Programmer's Introduction, C# for Experienced Programmers and Visual Basic .NET for Experienced Programmers as well as contributed to other Deitel publications including Perl How to Program, Wireless Internet & Mobile Business How to Program, Internet and World Wide Web How to Program, Second Edition and Visual Basic .NET How to Program, Second Edition.

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Deitel & Associates, Inc., is an internationally recognized corporate instructor-led training and content-creation organization specializing in Internet/World Wide Web software technology, e-business/e-commerce software technology, object technology and computer programming languages education. The company provides courses in Internet and World Wide Web programming, wireless Internet programming, Web services (in both Java and .NET languages), object technology, and major programming languages and platforms, such as Visual Basic .NET, C#, Visual C++ .NET, Java, Advanced Java, C, C++, XML, Perl, Python, ASP .NET, ADO .NET and more. Deitel & Associates, Inc., was founded by Dr. Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel, the world's leading programming-language textbook authors. The company's clients include many of the largest computer companies, government agencies, branches of the military and business organizations. Through its 25-year publishing partnership with Prentice Hall, Deitel & Associates, Inc., publishes leading-edge programming textbooks, professional books, interactive CD-ROM-based multimedia Cyber Classrooms, Complete Training Courses, e-books, e-matter, Web-based training courses and course management systems e-content. Deitel & Associates, Inc., and the authors can be reached via e-mail at:


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