C# 3.0 Cookbook, 3rd Edition
More than 250 solutions for C# 3.0 programmers
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2007
Pages: 896

Completely updated for C# 3.0 and the .NET 3.5 platform, the new edition of this bestseller offers more than 250 code recipes to common and not-so-common problems that C# programmers face every day. Every recipe in the book has been reconsidered with more than a third of them rewritten to take advantage of new C# 3.0 features. If you prefer solutions you can use today to general C# language instruction, and quick answers to theory, this is your book.

C# 3.0 Cookbook offers a new chapter on LINQ (language integrated query), plus two expanded chapters for recipes for extension methods, lambda functions, object initializers, new synchronization primitives and more. The new edition is also complemented by a public wiki, which not only includes all of the C# 2.0 recipes from the previous edition unchanged by the release of C# 3.0, but invites you to suggest better ways to solve those tasks.

Here are some of topics covered:

  • LINQ
  • Numeric data types and Enumerations
  • Strings and characters
  • Classes and structures
  • Generics
  • Collections
  • Exception handling
  • Delegates, events, and lambda expressions
  • Filesystem interactions
  • Web site access
  • XML usage (including LINQ to XML, XPath and XSLT)
  • Networking
  • Threading
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
Each recipe in the book includes tested code that you can download from oreilly.com and reuse in your own applications, and each one includes a detailed discussion of how and why the underling technology works. You don't have to be an experienced C# or .NET developer to use C# 3.0 Cookbook. You just have to be someone who wants to solve a problem now, without having to learn all the related theory first.

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    5.0

    Full of Nuggets - Pure Gold

    By dhurwitz

    from Boston area

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      Comments about oreilly C# 3.0 Cookbook, 3rd Edition:

      Few books are as helpful to my day-to-day programming as this one.

       
      5.0

      Amazing book

      By Mario M

      from Mexico

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        Comments about oreilly C# 3.0 Cookbook, 3rd Edition:

        This book shows you how resolve common problems and the best way to do it... You must understand the theory because the book is about the hows not the why's?.The only problem is this is a 3.0 version we need the new one!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Handy book, sample code is much better..

        By Peter Moss, P. Eng.

        from Toronto, Canada

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        • No PDF format Why not
        • Not comprehensive enough
        • Too basic

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        Comments about oreilly C# 3.0 Cookbook, 3rd Edition:

        It is an ok book. I bought it from a local
        bookstore and I'm going to return it.

        Nothing special here. List of common problems
        and the corresponding code samples.

        Download code samples and this book is obsolete.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A fine book for professionals

        By SAM Kuppusamy

        from Overland Park, KS

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          Comments about oreilly C# 3.0 Cookbook, 3rd Edition:

          This is a very nice book either if you are an intermediate or exprt level programmer. Many advanced concepts of .net programming are delat in an explanatory manner like class and structures, collection, diagnostics, excption handling, regular expressions, security and threading are explained in a very good manner. I would say this book is single source of advanced c# reference for any level of progmmer.

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          where's the example code

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          I had a hunt for the code and found it here...

          http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596516109/

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          where's the example code

          By Daron Lawing

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          excdept for one thing. on page xviii it says "the sample code is available from the books catalog page at http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596516109/"

          well please go to that link and someone tell me where one would find the sample code? there is nothing on earth i hate more than someone providing a general link promising available information and it's just not there or it's buried under some golbergian course of discovery within the site.

          Well... can you provide a link to the sameple code please????

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