This book begins with the basics, then dives into the depths of C# development with easy-to-use tutorials, ready-to-run examples, and drills. The book covers the language features introduced in versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, with an emphasis on the powerful features introduced in C# 2.0 and the enhancements added in C# 3.0.

Additionally, the book introduces the IDE and the features of Visual Studio 2005 that increase productivity such as XSD-based IntelliSense, code snippets, smart tags, and refactoring.

Learn about:

  • Generics
  • Iterators
  • Anonymous types and methods
  • Partial and static classes
  • Nullable types
  • The namespace alias qualifier
  • Property accessor accessibility
  • Covariance and contravariance
  • Implicitly typed local variables and arrays
  • Object initializers
  • Func delegate types
  • Lambda expressions and query expressions