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Paperback | Out of Print | 224 pp. | 8 x 9 in | September 2004 | ISBN: 9780262693172
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C# Precisely


C# is an object-oriented programming language that is similar to the Java programming language in many respects but more comprehensive and different in most details. This book gives a concise description of C#. It is intended as a guide for readers who know Java and want to learn C# and as a quick reference for anyone who wants to know C# in more detail than that provided by a standard textbook. The final chapter of C# Precisely summarizes the differences between C# and Java.

C# Precisely is one of the first books on C# to cover version 2.0. It presents the entire C# 2.0 programming language, including generics, iterators, and anonymous methods. It excludes most of the extensive Microsoft.NET framework class libraries except threads, input/output, and generic collection classes. The book shows general rules on left-hand pages, with corresponding examples on right-hand pages. All examples are fragments of legal C# programs. The complete, ready-to-run example programs are available at the book's Web site.

About the Authors

Peter Sestoft is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Software and Systems Section at the IT University of Copenhagen.

Henrik I. Hansen holds master’s degrees in information technology and chemistry.


“Blaise Pascal once wrote, 'I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short.' Peter Sestoft and Henrik Hansen have taken the time to write a short book on C# that leaves nothing out.”
Anders Hejlsberg, Microsoft Corporation