When you have a question about C# 5.0 or the .NET CLR, this bestselling guide has precisely the answers you need. Uniquely organized around concepts and use cases, this updated fifth edition features a reorganized section on concurrency, threading, and parallel programming—including in-depth coverage of C# 5.0’s new asynchronous functions.
Shaped by more than 20 expert reviewers, including Microsoft’s Eric Lippert, Stephen Toub, Chris Burrows, and Jon Skeet, this book has all you need to stay on track with C# 5.0. It’s widely known as the definitive reference on the language.
- Get up to speed on C# language basics, including syntax, types, and variables
- Explore advanced topics such as unsafe code and type variance
- Dig deep into LINQ via three chapters dedicated to the topic
- Learn about code contracts, dynamic programming, and parallel programming
- Work with .NET features, including reflection, assemblies, memory management, security, I/O, XML, collections, networking, and native interoperability
"C# 5.0 in a Nutshell is one of the few books I keep on my desk as a quick reference."
—Scott Guthrie, Microsoft
"Whether you’re a novice programmer or an expert who wants to improve your knowledge of modern asynchronous programming techniques, this book has the information you need to get the job done in C#."
—Eric Lippert, Microsoft
About the Author
Joseph Albahari is author of C# 3.0 in a Nutshell, LINQ Pocket Reference, and C# 3.0 Pocket Reference. He has been developing large-scale enterprise applications on .NET and other platforms for more than 15 years, and is author of LINQPad - the popular utility for querying databases in LINQ.
Joseph is currently a freelance consultant.
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Ben Albahari is the founder of Take On It. He was a Program Manager at Microsoft for 5 years, where he worked on several projects, including the .NET Compact Framework and ADO.NET.
He was the cofounder of Genamics, a provider of tools for C# and J++ programmers, as well as software for DNA and protein sequence analysis. He is a co-author of C# Essentials, the first C# book from O'Reilly, and of previous editions of C# in a Nutshell.