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ISBN: 0133379337
© 2014, pp. 1017

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Visual C# 2012 How to Program, 5/e

More than a million students and professionals have learned programming and software development with Deitel® textbooks, professional books and LiveLessons video training. Visual C# ® 2012 How to Program, 5/e provides a clear, simple, engaging and entertaining introduction to Visual C# programming with Windows® 7 and 8. Features include: 

  • Rich coverage of fundamentals.
  • Use with Windows 7, Windows 8 or both.
  • A clear, example-driven presentation of classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism and interfaces.
  • Early introduction to LINQ and collections.
  • Visual C# debugging, integrated exception handling.
  • ASP.NET web app development.
  • Files, database manipulation with LINQ to Entities.
  • Windows Forms GUI plus optional online Window 8 UI and WPF GUI chapters.
  • The printed book contains the core content (Chapters 1–23) for introductory course sequences.
  • Online content for more advanced courses and professionals: XML and LINQ to XML; Windows 8 Ul and XAML; Windows 8 Graphics and Multimedia; Building a Windows Phone 8 App; Building a Windows Azure™ Cloud Computing App; Asynchronous Programming with async and await; WPF GUI, Graphics and Multimedia; Web Services and an ATM OOD case study.

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