Beginning C# Object-Oriented Programming brings you into the modern world of development as you master the fundamentals of programming with C# and learn to develop efficient, reusable, elegant code through the object-oriented programming (OOP) methodology. Take your skills out of the 20th century and into this one with Dan Clark's accessible, quick-paced guide to C# and OOP, completely updated for .NET 4.0 and C# 4.0.
As you develop techniques and best practices for coding in C#, one of the world's most popular contemporary languages, you'll experience modeling a "real world" application through a case study, allowing you to see how both C# and OOP (a methodology you can use with any number of languages) come together to make your code reusable, modern, and efficient.
Throug more than 30 fully hands-on activities, you'll discover how to transform a simple model of an application into a fully functional C# project, including designing the user interface, implementing the business logic, and integrating with a relational database for data storage. Along the way, you will explore the .NET Framework, the creation of a Windows-based user interface, a web-based user interface, and service-oriented programming, all using Microsoft industry leading Visual Studio 2010, C#, Silverlight, the Entity Framework, and more.
What you'll learn
Learn to use the Universal Modeling Language (UML) to quickly design an application correctly from the first time
Understand object-oriented programming principles and how they benefit your work in today's dual Web- and Windows-based world
Integrate OOP fundamentals when developing code in C#
Discover the .NET Framework and how it can help you create applications quickly and efficiently
Walk along as the author develops a complete Windows and Web-based application using the techniques and best practices covered inside
Who this book is for
If you're a beginning C# programmer who wants to gain a foundation in object-oriented programming along with the C# language basics, this book is for you.
Programmers transitioning from a procedural oriented programming model to an object oriented model will also find many practical suggestions and walkthroughs inside.
In particular, VB developers who want to transition to C# programming, but lack a firm grasp of object-oriented programming principles, will find this book an excellent starting point for your C# journey.
The book includes a primer in Appendix A that discusses some fundamental procedural programming concepts.
Table of Contents
Overview of Object-Oriented Programming
Designing OOP Solutions: Identifying the Class Structure
Designing OOP Solutions: Modeling the Object Interaction
Designing OOP Solutions: A Case Study
Introducing the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
Creating Class Hierarchies
Implementing Object Collaboration
Working with Collections
Implementing the Data Access Layer
Developing Windows Applications
Developing Web Applications
Developing and Consuming WCF Services
Developing the OSO Application
Fundamental Programming Concepts
Exception Handling in C#
Installing the Required Software