- How to use P/LINQ (new in .Net 4!)
- Override Equals and implement IEquatable<T> correctly
- Enforce coding contracts (new in .Net 4!)
- Convert numbers to strings in arbitrary bases
- Various ways of rounding, including “snapping” to specific intervals.
- Dynamic discovery of WCF services
- Make your Silverlight 3 application run out-of-the-browser
- Speed up array access
- Easily split work among multiple processors
- Localize WinForms, WPF, ASP.Net, and Silverlight apps
…and hundreds of other topics, covering everything from the basics of C# to WPF, ASP.Net, interaction with the operating system, common application patterns and more. I cover all the new stuff that’s in both the C# language and the .Net 4 framework classes, as well as existing functionality.
Each topic begins with a brief description of when/where/why you would need to use the technique, followed by a brief explanation and source code.
I often just want a reference I can quickly dive into to remind me of how something is done. This book is my attempt to put in writing what I find valuable, both when I was learning C# and now when I just need to locate a sample quickly.
Over the next few months I’ll talk more about what’s in the book, and hopefully get back into blogging more programming topics.