Table of Contents

C# Primer Plus


Copyright
About the Author
Acknowledgments
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Introduction
    Philosophy, Goals, and Audience
    How This Book Is Organized
    Conventions
    C# On The Internet
    Contacting the Author

Chapter 1. Computers and Computer Programming: Basic Concepts
    C# Is an Object-Oriented Programming Language
    Hardware
    Software
    Summary
    Review Questions

Chapter 2. Your First C# Program
    Software Development
    The Software Development Process
    Algorithms and Pseudocode
    The Three Different Types of Errors
    Object-Oriented Programming: A First Encounter
    Software Reuse
    The Assembly, the Basic Unit of Code Reuse in .NET
    The .NET Framework Class Library
    C#: History and Design Goals
    C#'s Background
    C#'s Design Goals
    What Kind of Programs Can I Write with C#?
    The Mechanics of Creating a C# Program
    Before Getting Started
    Choosing a Text Editor
    The Seven Steps to Writing a Simple C# Program
    A Brief Source Code Analysis
    Note on Syntax Errors and Compilers
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 3. A Guided Tour Through C#: Part I
    Introduction
    Abstraction and Encapsulation
    An Interactive Hello World! Program
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 4. A Guided Tour Through C#: Part II
    Introduction
    Essential Elements of SimpleCalculator.cs
    Simplifying Your Code with Methods
    Methods As Building Blocks: Encapsulating Your Helper Methods with the private keyword.
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 5. Your First Object-Oriented C# Program
    Introduction
    Lexical Structure
    Some Thoughts on Elevator Simulations
    Concepts, Goals and Solutions in an Elevator Simulation Program: Collecting Valuable Statistics for Evaluating an Elevator System
    Object-Oriented Programming: A Practical Example
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 6. Types Part I: The Simple Types
    Introduction
    Types in C#: An Overview
    Simple Types
    The Blipos Clock
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 7. Types Part II: Operators, Enumerators, and Strings
    Introduction
    Arithmetic Operators and Numerical Expressions
    Associativity
    Parentheses and Precedence
    The Modulus Operator (%)
    Unary Operators
    Determining the Type of an Expression
    Combining Different Types in One Expression
    Accessing the Metadata of a Component: A Brief Introduction
    Enumerated Constants
    Enumerator Operators
    Conversions
    The Methods of System.Enum
    Characters and Text
    The char Type
    The string Type
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 8. Flow of Control Part I: Branching Statements and Related Concepts
    Introduction to Flow of Control
    Branching with the if Statement
    Comparison Operators and Boolean Expressions
    Nested if Statements
    Multibranch if-else Statements
    Logical Operators
    The Scope of Variables
    The goto Statement
    The switch Statement
    The Conditional Operator
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 9. Flow of Control Part II: Iteration Statements
    Traversing, Analyzing, and Generating Sequences of Data
    The while Loop Statement
    The do-while Loop Statement
    The for Loop Statement
    The Jump Statements break and continue
    Structured Programming and Structured Constructs
    Combination Assignment Operators
    Nested Iteration Statements
    Programming Exercises
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 10. Arrays Part I: Array Essentials
    Declaring and Defining an Array
    Accessing Individual Array Elements
    Array Indexes Out of Range
    Adjusting for the Zero-Based Array Index
    Initializing Arrays
    Traversing an Entire Array with the foreach Statement
    System.Array Is a Reference Type
    Arrays and Equality
    Arrays and Methods
    A Method to Perform Array Value Equality Comparisons
    Command Line Arguments
    Using Arrays As Return Values from Methods
    Array Elements Referencing Objects
    Arrays As Instance Variables in Classes
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 11. Arrays Part II: Multidimensional Arrays-searching and Sorting Arrays
    Multidimensional Arrays
    Arrays of More Than Two Dimensions
    The Built-In Methods of System.Array
    Special Array Techniques
    Searching
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 12. Class Anatomy Part I: static Class Members and Method Adventures
    The Anatomy of a Class: Overview
    Data Members
    Function Members
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 13. Class Anatomy Part II: Object Creation and Garbage Collection
    Instance Constructors
    static Constructors
    The readonly Member
    Garbage Collection: Automatic Dynamic Memory Management
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 14. Class Anatomy Part III: Writing Intuitive Code
    Properties
    Indexers: Using Objects Like Arrays
    Operator Overloading
    User-Defined Implicit and Explicit Conversions
    Nested Types
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 15. Namespaces, Compilation Units, and Assemblies
    Defining Your Own Namespaces
    The Global Nameless Namespace
    Namespaces and Compilation Units
    Nested Namespaces
    Namespace Syntax
    More About the using Directive
    Compile Units, Namespaces, and Assemblies
    Exploring Assemblies with the Ildasm Utility
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 16. Inheritance Part I: Basic Concepts
    The Need for Inheritance
    Inheritance Fundamentals
    Access Modifiers and Inheritance
    Derived Class Constructors
    Indexers Are Also Inherited and Can Be Overridden
    Calling an Overridden Function in the Base Class
    Reusing the .NET Framework Class Library with Inheritance
    Multiple Levels of Derived Classes
    Method Overriding and Overloading Are Different Mechanisms
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 17. Inheritance Part II: ABSTRACT Functions, Polymorphism, and Interfaces
    abstract Methods, Properties, Indexers, and Classes
    Polymorphism
    Losing and Regaining Type Information
    System.Object: The Ultimate Base Class
    Method hiding
    Versioning with the new and override Keywords
    Multiple inheritance
    Interfaces
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 18. Structs
    Defining a Struct
    Boxing and Unboxing
    Creating Structs with and without new
    Value Types and Reference Types
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 19. Exception Handling
    Exception Handling: A Brief Overview
    Life without try-catch-finally
    The try and catch blocks
    Catching the Exception Object Farther up the Function Call Chain
    Multiple catch Blocks
    The finally Block
    Nested try Blocks
    throw: Explicitly Throwing Exceptions
    Writing Custom Exceptions
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 20. Delegates and Events
    Delegates
    Events
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 21. Preprocessing, XML Documentation, and Attributes
    Preprocessor Directives
    XML Documentation
    Attributes
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 22. File I/O Basics
    The Need for Files
    Stream Basics and File I/O
    File I/O Classes: An Overview
    The FileInfo Class
    Text File Input and Output with StreamReader and StreamWriter
    Binary Input and Output with the FileStream Class
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Chapter 23. Recursion Fundamentals
    Pending Method Instances of Different Methods
    Pending Method Instances of the Same Method
    Putting Recursion to Work: Calculating n Factorial
    Recursion and Iteration
    Binary Search Using Recursion
    Summary
    Review Questions
    Programming Exercises

Appendix A. Answers to Quizzes and Exercises
    Answers to Chapter 1 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 2 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 3 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 4 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 5 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 6 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 7 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 8 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 9 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 10 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 11 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 12 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 13 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 14 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 15 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 16 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 17 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 18 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 19 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 20 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 21 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 22 Review Questions
    Answers to Chapter 23 Review Questions



C# Primer Plus
C Primer Plus (5th Edition)
ISBN: 0672326965
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2000
Pages: 286
Authors: Stephen Prata

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