Stephens’ C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (May 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470596902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470596906

eBook Description:

Stephens’ C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer: A unique book-and-DVD package from preeminent programming instructor Rod Stephens

Visual C# has become a leading programming language, resulting in greater career opportunities for Visual C# programmers. This WOW! eBook guide literally shows novice programmers how to program in C# with Microsoft Visual Studio, using both written and visual instruction.

Easy-to-follow lessons reinforced with step-by-step instructions, screencasts, and supplemental exercises make it easy to master Visual C# programming regardless of your learning style. Each lesson begins with a discussion of a concept or technique and proceeds through step-by-step directions for using the technique Visual C# has surpassed Visual Basic as the most popular programming language.

From the Back Cover

Stephens’ C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer: Get started programming C# with this versatile resource

Eager to learn Visual C# programming? This unique book-and-DVD package geared toward those with no programming experience presents easy-to-follow lessons, reinforced by step-by-step instructions, screencasts, and supplemental exercises to help you master Visual C# programming quickly. You’ll first discover how to write, debug, and run desktop applications that interact with the user and the computer. You’ll then progress to more advanced lessons that teach you how to apply object-oriented concepts, perform calculations, manipulate files and strings, interact with simple databases, and more. All of this will give you the skills to write your own customized Visual C# programs.

Stephens’ C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer:

  • Shows you how to use the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) and the controls that make up a user interface
  • Demonstrates what variables are and how a program uses them to calculate results
  • Describes techniques for controlling a program’s flow, making decisions, and repeating operations
  • Explores how to create and use advanced class features such as generics and operator overloading
  • Highlights steps that enable a program to interact with the operating system
  • Walks you through the basics of database programming

Coverage Includes:

  • Getting Started with the Visual Studio IDE
  • Creating Controls
  • Making Controls Arrange Themselves
  • Handling Events
  • Making Menus
  • Making Tool Strips and Status Strips
  • Using RichTextBoxes
  • Using Standard Dialogs
  • Creating and Displaying New Forms
  • Building Custom Dialogs
  • Using Variables and Performing Calculations
  • Debugging Code
  • Understanding Scope
  • Working with Strings
  • Working with Dates and Times
  • Using Arrays and Collections
  • Using Enumerations and Structures
  • Making Choices
  • Repeating Program Steps
  • Handling Errors
  • Preventing Bugs
  • Defining Classes
  • Initializing Objects
  • Fine-Tuning Classes
  • Overloading Operators
  • Using Interfaces
  • Making Generic Classes
  • Reading and Writing Files
  • Using File System Classes
  • Printing
  • Using the Clipboard
  • Providing Drag and Drop
  • Localizing Programs
  • Programming Databases
  • LINQ to Objects
  • LINQ to SQL
  • Drawing with GDI+
  • Making WPF Applications
  • Printing with WPF

WOW! eBook guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

On the DVD

Don’t just learn-do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD.

You’ll learn to:

  • Build a simple word processor
  • Handle errors so your programs don’t crash unexpectedly
  • Use methods to make your programs simpler and more robust
  • Make your code easier to modify and debug
  • Simplify how to initialize objects
  • Overload arithmetic operators to make a ComplexNumber class
  • Build a program that can copy and paste text and images from the clipboard

Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

About the Author

Rod Stephens is Microsoft MVP and the author of more than 20 books and 250 articles on C#, Visual Basic, Java, and other programming topics. He is a regular contributor to DevX ( and also an ITT adjunct instructor.

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