Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
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  • Designed for the fastest jump into .NET 4.5, with a clearly designed roadmap of progressive chapters and detailed examples.
  • A great and efficient way to get into .NET 4.5 and not only understand its features but clearly know how to use them, when, how and why.
  • Covers Windows 8 XAML development, .NET Core (with Async/Await & reflection improvements), EF Code First & Migrations, ASP.NET, WF, and WPF

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 226 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2013
ISBN : 184968698X
ISBN 13 : 9781849686983
Author(s) : Jose Luis Latorre Millas
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, Microsoft, .NET

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Windows Store Apps
Chapter 2: Exploring the Top New Features of the CLR
Chapter 3: Understanding the New Networking Capabilities
Chapter 4: Understanding the new features of Entity Framework 5.0
Chapter 5: Understanding the New Features of ASP.NET
Chapter 6: Implementing WPF's new features
Chapter 7: Applying the New WCF Features
Chapter 8: Creating and Hosting Our First ASP.NET Web API
Chapter 9: Using the New Capabilities of WF
Appendix A: Resources for Further Knowledge
Appendix B: .NET 4.5 – Deployment Risks and Issues
Index
  • Chapter 1: Windows Store Apps
    • Introduction
    • Building our first Windows Store app
    • Adding a splash screen (and app tiles) to our app
    • Improving the application to make it compliant with the Windows 8 lifecycle model
    • Improving our application tile
    • Improving our application with toast notifications
    • Chapter 2: Exploring the Top New Features of the CLR
      • Introduction
      • Creating a portable library
      • Controlling the timeout in regular expressions
      • Defining the culture for an application domain
      • Overriding the default reflection behavior
      • Using the new ZipArchive class
      • Understanding async and await in .NET 4.5
      • Using the new asynchronous file I/O operations
          • Chapter 5: Understanding the New Features of ASP.NET
            • Introduction
            • Creating our first ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms application
            • Configuring our application to use unobtrusive validation
            • Using Smart Tasks in the HTML editor
            • Using WAI-ARIA support
            • Using the Extract to User Control feature
            • Using the Page Inspector feature
            • Creating an asynchronous HTTP module
            • Chapter 6: Implementing WPF's new features
              • Introduction
              • Implementing asynchronous error handling with INotifyDataErrorInfo
              • Using the WeakEvent pattern with WeakEventManager
              • Using the dispatcher's new features
              • Data binding to static properties
              • Throttling data source update delays
              • LiveShaping – repositioning elements when its bound data changes

                        Jose Luis Latorre Millas

                        Jose Luis Latorre Millas is a Microsoft Silverlight MVP, Toastmaster's Competent Communicator, TechEd speaker, INETA speaker, STEP member, trainer, technical writer, and reviewer. He is deeply involved with the technical communities through his collaboration with INETA Europe, Barcelona Developers, and other communities and user groups. He recently co-founded the Zurich .NET Developers user group at Zurich, Switzerland, which can be found at http://ZurichDev.net. Jose Luis Latorre is strongly focused on XAML technologies such as Windows Store Apps, Windows Phone Apps, Silverlight, and WPF. He has written several articles on these topics, reviewed books, and worked with and given several talks over the last few years on these areas of knowledge. Jose Luis works as UI Team Lead developer at Roche Diagnostics, where he does his best to develop and improve diagnostic software and its interfaces, which will help to save lives.
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                        Errata Category: Typo| Page no: 57

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                        Errata Category: Typo| Page no: 57

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                        What you will learn from this book

                        • Overriding the default reflection context
                        • Using Async and Await in .NET 4.5
                        • Using the new asynchronous file I/O operations
                        • Using the new HttpClient
                        • Creating our first EF “Code First” application
                        • Using EF Code First Migrations
                        • Creating our first ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms application
                        • Creating an asynchronous HTTP Module
                        • Implementing Asynchronous Error handling with INotifyDataErrorInfo
                        • Using the WeakEvent pattern with WeakEventManager
                        • LiveShaping - Repositioning of data when it changes

                        In Detail

                        With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development.

                        "Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.

                        The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.

                        The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.

                        Approach

                        "Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" is a concise and practical cookbook with recipes which get you up and running straight away with all the new functionality of .NET Framework 4.5.

                        Who this book is for

                        If you are a .NET developer and would like to learn the new features in .NET 4.5, then this book is just for you. Prior experience with .NET Framework would be useful, but not necessary.

                        "Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" gives architects and project managers a high-level overview and clear understanding of what .NET 4.5 Framework provides and how it can be used.

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