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Introduction

Welcome to Introducing .NET 4.5.

It is my pleasure to be your guide (along with my coauthors) as we take you through the best that Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 have to offer, covering everything from Async to WPF (er, well, OK, maybe not WPF so much).

Aims

About two years ago, I wrote a book (Introducing .NET 4.0 with Visual Studio 2010). This was an ambitious (and time-consuming!) project where I set out to provide a high-level overview of all the major changes across the framework from ASP.NET to WCF.

I had some specific ideas in mind when writing the previous book:

This book is about breadth rather than depth. ...

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