C# 3.0 Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
Instant Help for C# 3.0 Programmers
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2008
Pages: 244

This book is for busy programmers who want a succinct and yet readable guide to C# 3.0 and LINQ. C# 3.0 Pocket Reference tells you exactly what you need to know, without long introductions or bloated samples.

Despite its conciseness, this book doesn't skimp on depth or detail, and embraces the conceptual challenges in learning C# 3.0 and LINQ. Tightly focused and highly practical, this pocket reference covers more ground than many of the big books on C#.

C# 3.0 Pocket Reference includes plenty of illustrations and code examples to explain:

  • Features new to C# 3.0, such as lambda expressions, anonymous types, automatic properties, and more
  • All aspects of C# syntax, predefined types, expressions, and operators
  • Creating classes, structs, delegates and events, enums, generics and constraints, exception handling, and iterators
  • The subtleties of boxing, operating overloading, delegate covariance, extension method resolution, interface reimplementation, nullable types, and operating lifting
  • LINQ, starting with the principles of sequences, deferred execution and standard query operators, and finishing with a complete reference to query syntax-including multiple generators, joining, grouping, and query continuations
  • Consuming, writing, and reflecting on custom attributes

You'll also find chapters on unsafe code and pointers, preprocessor directives, XML documentation, and a framework overview. If you're already familiar with Java, C++, or an earlier version of C#, C# 3.0 Pocket Reference is an ideal choice.

No other book or online resource can get you up to speed so quickly.

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As C# is a complex language, there are lots of things that we, C# programmers, need to know when writing some code. With so many things to learn and so many features available, how can we remember all the syntax and all the details of everything in C#? The answer is: We can't. Everytime we forget something, we go look for help in the internet, don't we?

So this book is pretty much of this: Why search the internet and waste a lot of your precious time visiting tons of websites that doesn't have the information that you need until you find a website that has something to help you, if you have a book that you can carry everywhere and search for all those things in a very quick way?

Although this book explains most of the features to you, I don't recommend it for those who want to learn C#. This book is a great help for those who already know C# and want to have a reliable reference or even get a closer look at the new features in C# 3.0.

If you don't know any of the new features in C# 3.0, or if you don't know C#, I recommend that you read a book that describe the features in a more detailed way, like C# 3.0 in a Nutshell.

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