Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook


Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook
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  • Step-by-step instructions to learn the power of .NET development with Visual Studio 2012
  • Filled with examples that clearly illustrate how to integrate with the technologies and frameworks of your choice
  • Each sample demonstrates key conceptsto build your knowledge of the architecture in a practical and incremental way

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 380 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : April 2013
ISBN : 184968670X
ISBN 13 : 9781849686709
Author(s) : Abhishek Sur
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Microsoft Development , Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Studio IDE Features
Chapter 2: Basics of .NET Programs and Memory Management
Chapter 3: Asynchronous Programming in .NET
Chapter 4: Enhancements to ASP.NET
Chapter 5: Enhancements to WPF
Chapter 6: Building Touch-sensitive Device Applications in Windows 8
Chapter 7: Communication and Sharing using Windows 8
Index
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Studio IDE Features
    • Introduction
    • Identifying the various components of Visual Studio IDE
    • Working with Solution Explorer and Class View
    • Working with the main workspace area of IDE
    • Navigating between code inside the IDE
    • Extending Visual Studio templates
    • Using Code Snippets in Visual Studio
    • Using Smart Tags and Refactor in Visual Studio
    • Chapter 2: Basics of .NET Programs and Memory Management
      • Introduction
      • Inspecting the internal structure of a .NET assembly
      • Working with different types of assemblies
      • Inspecting the major components of a .NET program
      • How to work with custom configurations for an application
      • How to disassemble an assembly
      • Securing your code from reverse engineering by using obfuscation
      • Understanding .NET garbage collection and memory management
      • How to find memory leaks in a .NET program
      • Solutions to 10 common mistakes made by developers while writing code
      • Chapter 3: Asynchronous Programming in .NET
        • Introduction
        • Introduction to Threading and Asynchronous Threading patterns
        • Working with Event-based asynchronous pattern and BackgroundWorker
        • Working with thread locking and synchronization
        • Lock statement using task-based parallelism in concurrent programming
        • Working with async and await patterns
        • Working with Task Parallel Library data flows
        • Chapter 4: Enhancements to ASP.NET
          • Introduction
          • Understanding major performance boosters in ASP.NET web applications
          • How to work with statically-typed model binding in ASP.NET applications
          • Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 in ASP.NET applications
          • Working with jQuery in Visual Studio with ASP.NET
          • Working with task-based asynchronous HttpHandlers and HttpModules
          • New enhancements to various Visual Studio editors
          • Chapter 5: Enhancements to WPF
            • Introduction
            • Getting started with WPF and its major enhancements in .NET 4.5
            • Building applications using MVVM pattern supported by WPF
            • Using the Ribbon User Interface in WPF
            • Using WeakEvent pattern in WPF
            • Chapter 6: Building Touch-sensitive Device Applications in Windows 8
              • Introduction
              • Building your first Windows 8 style tiles application using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS
              • Writing a library for WinJS
              • Building your first Windows 8 style tiles application using C# and XAML
              • Working with storage files in Windows 8 style tiles applications
              • Understanding the application life cycle of WinRT applications

                Abhishek Sur

                Abhishek Sur has been a Microsoft MVP in Client App Dev since 2011. He is an architect on the .NET platform. He has profound theoretical insight and years of hands- on experience on different .NET products and languages. Over the years, he has helped developers throughout the world with his experience and knowledge. He owns a Microsoft User Group in Kolkata named KolkataGeeks and regularly organizes events and seminars in various places for spreading .NET awareness. A renowned public speaker, voracious reader, and technology buff, his main interest lies in exploring the new realms of .Net technology and coming up with priceless write-ups on the unexplored domains of .NET. He is associated with Microsoft’s Insider list on WPF and C# and stays in touch with product group teams. He holds a Masters degree in Computers along with various other certificates to his credit.

                Abhishek is a freelance content producer, developer, and a site administrator. His site abhisheksur.com guides both budding and experienced developers in understanding the details of languages and latest technology. He has a huge fan following on social networks. You can reach him at books@abhisheksur.com or get online updates from Facebook or Twitter: @abhi2434.

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                What you will learn from this book

                • Basic usage of Visual Studio 2012 IDE and its various components and better utilization of the tool while writing code
                • Understand memory management techniques to build better applications
                • Understand the .NET infrastructure with in-depth analysis of its internals
                • Architect solutions that leverage the full power of .NET language gems, understanding when to use what
                • Implement multithreaded / asynchronous applications using recent updates on .NET 4.5 and compare the past approaches
                • Create secure ASP.NET web based applications in .NET 4.5 with use of JQuery and HTML5 for rapid application development
                • Architect advanced .NET client applications using MVVM with WPF 4.5
                • Understand touch sensitive devices and leverage skills to develop multi-touch applications inside Windows 8

                In Detail

                Working with a varied set of upcoming technologies is a challenge. Visual Studio 2012 is all about enabling you to develop and manage these consumer-focused and business-focused apps. It provides best-in-class tools that propel developers to create new apps or evolve existing ones, and it enables individuals and teams to deliver continuous value and agility. In conjunction, .NET 4.5 provides expansive capabilities for developers to work on all forms of apps and services, from client to mobile to web to cloud, enabling them to get to the market fast. This book shows you exactly how to do this, and much more. It focuses on giving expertise on upcoming technologies through complete architectural insights of .NET infrastructure and hands on examples.

                "Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" is a step-by-step practical guide that teaches you how to work with new changes on technology under .NET. It provides in-depth analysis and expert advice on various elements of .NET, applying them in code using detailed practical examples. The book provides solutions to common development problems and helps you adapt to the latest technologies and get to grips with modern app development for the .NET 4.5 platform.

                This cookbook gets you startedon Visual Studio 2012 IDE and its various tooling capabilities. It provides expert knowledge on .NET infrastructure, internals of assemblies, and a basic introduction of Intermediate language. Common C# concepts and ideas are demonstrated through an example-driven approach.

                The recipes provide an overall view of ASP.NET Web applications and introduce the new performance boosters in .NET 4.5. It also gives a basic introduction to HTML 5 and JQuery library to enhance Web applications. It provides a complete introduction to Client applications using WPF and MVVM patterns and looks at some of the major enhancements on WPF 4.5. It shows you how to write applications for Windows 8 and provides expert advice on how to write applications in WinRT, either using XAML and C# or HTML/JavaScript.

                "Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" gives you better understanding of  overall .NET infrastructure using the latest technology updates, providing a broad guide for a basic developer to become an expert on .NET.

                Approach

                This book is written in a cookbook-style format and provides practical, immediately usable task-based recipes that provide solutions to common development problems and help you adapt to the latest .NET technologies.

                Who this book is for

                This book is aimed at Visual Studio 2012 and .Net developers who want to gain advanced understanding and sharpen their existing skillsets and adapt to new .NET technologies. Basic understanding of .NET and C# is assumed. The purpose of this book is to give under the hood expertise in .NET and help you to face common problems on latest technologies.

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