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  1. Programming with C#

    1. Chapter 1 Introducing C# and the .NET Framework

      1. The C# Language
      2. The .NET Framework
      3. ECMA Standardization
      4. Changes in Visual C# 2003
    2. Chapter 2 C# Language Basics

      1. A First C# Program
      2. Identifiers and Keywords
      3. Type Basics
      4. Value Types and Reference Types
      5. Predefined Types
      6. Arrays
      7. Variables and Parameters
      8. Expressions and Operators
      9. Statements
      10. Namespaces
    3. Chapter 3 Creating Types in C#

      1. Classes
      2. Inheritance
      3. Access Modifiers
      4. Structs
      5. Interfaces
      6. Enums
    4. Chapter 4 Advanced C# Features

      1. Delegates
      2. Delegates Versus Function Pointers
      3. Delegates Versus Interfaces
      4. Events
      5. Operator Overloading
      6. Try Statements and Exceptions
      7. Attributes
      8. Unsafe Code and Pointers
      9. Preprocessor Directives
      10. XML Documentation
  2. Programming with the .NET Framework

    1. Chapter 5 Framework Class Library Overview

      1. Core Types
      2. Text
      3. Collections
      4. Streams and I/O
      5. Networking
      6. Threading
      7. Security
      8. Reflection and Metadata
      9. Assemblies
      10. Serialization
      11. Remoting
      12. Web Services
      13. Data Access
      14. XML
      15. Graphics
      16. Rich Client Applications
      17. Web-Based Applications
      18. Globalization
      19. Configuration
      20. Advanced Component Services
      21. Diagnostics and Debugging
      22. Interoperating with Unmanaged Code
      23. Compiler and Tool Support
      24. Runtime Facilities
      25. Native OS Facilities
      26. Undocumented Types
    2. Chapter 6 String Handling

      1. String Class
      2. StringBuilder Class
      3. Regular Expression Support
      4. Regular Expression Basics
      5. Procedural- and Expression-Based Patterns
      6. Cookbook Regular Expressions
    3. Chapter 7 Collections

      1. Iterating Over Collections
      2. Standard Collection Interfaces
      3. Predefined Collection Classes
      4. Ordering Instances
      5. Generating Hash Code
    4. Chapter 8 XML I/O

      1. Accessing XML Documents
      2. Parsing an XML Stream
      3. Selecting Nodes Using XPath
      4. Transforming a Document Using XSLT
    5. Chapter 9 Networking

      1. Network Programming Models
      2. Generic Request/Response Architecture
      3. HTTP-Specific Support
      4. WebClient
      5. Adding New Protocol Handlers
      6. Using TCP, UDP, and Sockets
      7. Using DNS
    6. Chapter 10 Streams and I/O

      1. Streams and Backing Stores
      2. Encapsulating Raw Streams
      3. Directories and Files
      4. Isolated Storage
    7. Chapter 11 Serialization

      1. What Is Serialization?
      2. Serialization Support in the Framework
      3. Explicit Serialization
      4. Implicit Serialization
      5. [Serializable]
      6. [NonSerialized]
      7. IDeserializationCallback
      8. ISerializable
      9. [Serializable] and ISerializable
    8. Chapter 12 Assemblies

      1. Elements of an Assembly
      2. Assemblies and Modules
      3. Scoping Types and Type References
      4. Naming and Signing Assemblies
      5. Resolving and Loading Assemblies
      6. Deployment
      7. Security Permissions
    9. Chapter 13 Reflection

      1. Type Hierarchy
      2. Types, Members, and Nested Types
      3. Retrieving the Type for an Instance
      4. Retrieving a Type Directly
      5. Reflecting Over a Type Hierarchy
      6. Late Binding
      7. Advanced Uses of Reflection
      8. Creating New Types at Runtime
    10. Chapter 14 Custom Attributes

      1. Language Support
      2. Compiler Support
      3. Runtime Support
      4. Predefined Attributes
      5. Defining a New Custom Attribute
      6. Retrieving a Custom Attribute at Runtime
    11. Chapter 15 Memory Management

      1. The Garbage Collector
      2. Optimization Techniques
      3. Finalizers
      4. Dispose and Close Methods
    12. Chapter 16 Threading

      1. Thread Synchronization
      2. Common Thread Types
      3. Asynchronous Delegates
    13. Chapter 17 Integrating with Native DLLs

      1. Calling Into DLLs
      2. Marshaling Common Types
      3. Marshaling Classes and Structs
      4. In and Out Marshaling
      5. Callbacks from Unmanaged Code
      6. Simulating a C Union
      7. Mapping a Struct to a Binary Format
      8. Predefined Interop Support Attributes
    14. Chapter 18 Integrating with COM Components

      1. Binding COM and C# Objects
      2. Exposing COM Objects to C#
      3. Exposing C# Objects to COM
      4. COM Mapping in C#
      5. Common COM Interop Support Attributes
      6. COM+ Support
    15. Chapter 19 Diagnostics

      1. Logging and Assertion Facilities
      2. Conditional Compilation
      3. Debugger Integration
      4. Processes, Threads, and Stacks
      5. Event Logs
      6. Performance Counters
    16. Chapter 20 C# Language Reference

  3. Language and Tools Reference

    1. Chapter 21 XML Documentation Tag Reference

    2. Chapter 22 C# Naming and Coding Conventions

      1. Case
      2. Mechanics
      3. Word Choice
      4. Namespaces
    3. Chapter 23 C# Development Tools

  4. API Quick Reference

    1. Chapter 24 How to Use This Quick Reference

      1. Finding a Quick-Reference Entry
      2. Reading a Quick-Reference Entry
    2. Chapter 25 The Microsoft.Win32 Namespace

    3. Chapter 26 System

    4. Chapter 27 System.Collections

    5. Chapter 28 System.Collections.Specialized

    6. Chapter 29 System.Diagnostics

    7. Chapter 30 System.Globalization

    8. Chapter 31 System.IO

    9. Chapter 32 System.IO.IsolatedStorage

    10. Chapter 33 System.Net

    11. Chapter 34 System.Net.Sockets

    12. Chapter 35 System.Reflection

    13. Chapter 36 System.Reflection.Emit

    14. Chapter 37 System.Runtime.InteropServices

    15. Chapter 38 System.Runtime.Serialization

    16. Chapter 39 System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters

    17. Chapter 40 System.Text

    18. Chapter 41 System.Text.RegularExpressions

    19. Chapter 42 System.Threading

    20. Chapter 43 System.Timers

    21. Chapter 44 System.Xml

    22. Chapter 45 System.Xml.XPath

    23. Chapter 46 System.Xml.Xsl

  5. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Regular Expressions

    2. Appendix Format Specifiers

      1. Picture Format Specifiers
      2. DateTime Format Specifiers
    3. Appendix Data Marshaling

    4. Appendix C# Keywords

    5. Appendix Namespaces and Assemblies

  1. Appendix Type, Method, Property, Event, and Field Index

    1. A-D

    2. E-I

    3. J-R

    4. S-Z

  2. Colophon